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Substitution of new bills had been required June 1, 1774 for £36,384 Treasurer’s Promissory Notes issued on James River Bank forms by the March 4, 1773 Act. Elaborately engraved indented bills by Henry (Harry) Ashby, an engraver of London were printed in England on fine laid paper. The notes did not reach Virginia until September 1773 and were then completed without dating, and emitted. Some forms were left over. The bills were referred to as “London Notes”. For double numbering, see the prior issue. Signers were John Blair, B. Dandridge, Philip Johnson, William Norvell, and Peyton Randolph. Countersigned by Robert Carter Nicholas on the back. The original copper plate used for printing the £3 notes exists.

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