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    Newport, RI- Rhode Island Union Bank $1 July 1, 1856
    The Child on the Beach vignette at left is based on a painting by Thomas Sully, a well known portrait painter in Philadelphia. Five year old Alfred L. Elwy is the child pictured and the same vignette was also used on the Confederate T24 notes. He became a Reverend and ironically for the Confederacy was a Unionist and abolitionist. Another interesting tidbit about Elwy, courtesy of Roger Durand, is that he was the grandson of John Langdon, a delegate to the Continental Congress who was the United States Senate presiding officer when George Washington became the nation's first President. "Redeemed" and the date were written vertically across the center of the face on this Good-Very Good $1 note that exhibits splits. Robert P. Lee was the cashier and Charles Devens was president and their signatures remain visible. This is a variety with a red ONE protector, however the type style is different than the example pictured in Durand's book. There will be no returns on this lot for any reason.


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    11th Tuesday
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