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State of Massachusetts Bay, 1779 Issued Promissory Note Signed by Henry Gardner

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State of Massachusetts Bay, 1779 Issued Promissory Note Signed by Henry Gardner
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Massachusetts, 1779. 15 Pounds I/C 6% Promissory Note, S/N 1874, Black text with ornate header, black border, Tree with ouroboros frame at top left corner. Dark brown handwriting and signatures, bottom border has "Death to Counterfeit" in design. Cut-out cancelled, Possibly engraved by Paul Revere. Fine condition with splitting along fold lines, especially center, that has been archivally repaired. Signed by Henry Gardner, a well-respected Harvard graduate involved in politics during the American Revolution, who also served as the first Massachusetts state treasurer from 1774 until his death in 1782. His grandson, Henry Joseph Gardner (June 14, 1819 Ð July 21, 1892) was the 23rd Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1855 to 1858. Gardner, a Know Nothing, was elected governor as part of the sweeping victory of Know Nothing candidates in the Massachusetts elections of 1854.