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Need Help with Pennsylvania Turnpike Note from 1819


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John Blair was the president, Lewis Mytinger treasurer & David Stewart secretary. Your note is a promissory note(scrip, shinplaster), probably issued in connection with the drive in 1819 to raise and/or conserve funds to finish the turnpike, the building of which had stalled due to lack of finance. The note was printed by Murray, Draper, Fairman & co of Philadelphia.


"many of the subscribers were tardy in paying installments on their subscriptions, and the managers felt compelled to resort to the issue of “ scrip" to meet accruing debts for work performed" from the History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties....... by J. Simpson Africa.



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