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    Michael Hillegas to Nathaniel Appleton Delivery Receipts for Massachusetts May 5, 1780 Notes. This is a unique set of letters/receipts written in Philadelphia concerning the transfer of Massachusetts notes. Two of the letters are signed by Michael Hillegas, the first Treasurer of the United States. The first letter of July 20, 1780 signed by Hillegas discusses errors in the first delivery of notes and a found counterfeit note. The second document is a receipt signed by Jesse Brown, the trusted messenger of the Continental Congress, for receiving $75,000 in sheets from Hillegas on July 24, 1780. The third item also dated July 24, 1780 and signed by Hillegas describes the transportation of $345,000 in unsigned "money" by Brown. These large shipments of money could not have been an easy matter. The letters themselves were written in a dark pen that belies their age. The Hillegas signed letters are folded sheets and the Jesse Brown sheet is a single sheet. Measurements are approximately 7.75 by 10 inches. A great item for the serious Massachusetts collector. (Total: 3 letters)

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