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    David Rittenhouse’s Payment for Services Rendered for Signing March 16, 1785 Pennsylvania Currency

    Philadelphia, PA - David Rittenhouse [as] Treasurer of Pennsylvania Promissory Note for 25 Pounds 10 Shillings to Kammerer [,]Steel[e] and Glentworth for Signing Bills of Credit from the Act of March 16, 1785 November 7, 1785. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    A second Rittenhouse treasurer's office handwritten form for payments made to the signers of March 16, 1785, Pennsylvania currency. It appears three signers acted as a team to sign notes from the issue and received one payment. A manuscript document on laid paper. 19.7 cm x 15.5 cm. Fully accomplished and signed by Charles Biddle, on behalf for David Rittenhouse Esquire [as] Treasurer. Endorsed on back, along the top, once by Glentworth and Kammerer, and on behalf of Steele on November 8, 1785. Docket in central tri-fold, upside down.

    Face transcription:

    For £25,,00,,0 Specie

    In Council

    Sir Philada November 7th 1785

    Pay to Messieurs Kammerer Steel and

    Glentworth or order the sum of Twenty five pounds

    Specie in full of their account for signing Bills of

    Credit of this State according to Act of Assembly

    passed the 16th of March last _______ according

    to the Comptrollers Report _________________

    Chas. Biddle. v.p.

    [?] David Rittenhouse Esquire


    Written vertically on the left edge is John Nicholson

    Back transcription:
    Received Novr 8th 1785 the written amount
    in full for John Stele and self
    James Glentworth
    Henry Kammerer

    Upside-down at the bottom is written:
    [& Steel?]
    Glentworth & Kammerer

    Noted with "Edge Splits and Repairs; Minor Edge Damage." Heavy tri-folds and some edge roughness, but an excellent content document related to a specific Colonial Currency act.
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    Estimate: $750 - $1,500.

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