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    South Carolina Promissory Note April-May 1775 £20 About Good-Good.
    This important series of 20-and 50-pound notes was printed with the purpose of raising funds for Revolutionary War expenditures prior to the organization of the Provincial Congress. Most were apparently redeemed for later notes and were payable "on Demand," clearly acting as currency. Henry Middleton, second president of the Continental Congress, signed this series of hand-dated notes. The Middletons were another eminent South Carolinian family. Henry's farther Arthur (Declaration of Independence signer) was an early opponent of proprietary rule and fought in the Native American conflicts known as the Yamassee War. A large format note, this 20 pound example is printed on two sides on laid paper. Fancy flourishes grace the indented left end, and the obligation is across. The upper right-hand corner is detached, with splits and damage.

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