Protecting Bills from Villains

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Springfield Armory Ltrs Sent, RG156 view image
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Date January 27, 1800
Author Name Joseph Williams (primary) Location: Springfield
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary $1500 in post notes on account of the armory have been received. Williams recommends cutting bills into halves as a safe way of ensuring that they would be of no value to villains who take them. The villain would have half while the other half would be in the possession of the lawful owner who could procure from the bank a new bill from the half he retains. Instructions have been received respecting the sale of scrap iron,.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Joseph Williams; merchants; villain; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Springfield; Armory; ;
Keywords post notes; account; bills cut in halves; bills; sale of scrap iron; ;
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