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    State of Massachusetts Bay Treasury Certificate at 6% Interest £900 January 1, 1780. Anderson MA 22. Very Fine-Extremely Fine. Adding to the value of this certificate, it was payable to Lt. Charles Selden, who took the Oath of Allegiance at Valley Forge in the spring of 1778. Selden served in Lee's Regiment. His nicely penned signature is seen on the back of this cancelled document. The text on these wonderful certificates includes, "to be paid in then current Money... in a greater or less Sum, according as Five Bushels of CORN, Sixty-eight Pounds and four-sevenths Parts of a Pound of BEEF, Ten Pounds of SHEEPS WOOL, and Sixteen Pounds of SOLE LEATHER." This example is the variety in which the name of engraver J.M. Furnass is not seen at lower right. Anderson lists this as R4, 76 to 200 known. Embossing is observed. A few small internal tears are noticed at the folds.

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