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    Pennsylvania April 10, 1775 50s PMG Choice About Unc 58.
    These popular pieces are known as Workhouse notes, so-called as they bear a detailed vignette of the Walnut Street Workhouse or Prison (the City Jail of Philadelphia) on the back. When Philadelphia was being held by the British, Cunningham practiced barbaric treatment of the captured Americans that were being housed there. Robert Morris was later incarcerated at the Walnut Street Prison due to debt. All three signatures are clearly visible although the signature in red ink has faded somewhat. Areas of embossing are clearly visible through the holder. PMG included a comment that this piece was previously mounted.


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