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    Francis Bernard Governor of New Jersey Paper Money Related Letter. This is a hand-written "Governor's Message Delivered on August 9, 1758" that includes the following in part, "Gentlemen, I am informed that in a bill depending before you there is a clause for striking paper money. I therefore send you a copy of his Majesty's instruction to me on that subject & hope you will conform thereto." It is signed "Fra. Bernard." The letter has been split through in three places and mounted. There is a little bit of ink erosion, too. Pencilled at the bottom on the mounting is "Francis Barnard Governor of Massachusetts Bay." Mr. Barnard was governor of two colonies. He was governor of New Jersey from 1758-60 and of Massachusetts Bay from 1760-69. This message was written while he was governor of New Jersey.

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    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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