Public Finance and the Continental Congress

  • J. R. Pole
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June 22, 1775, Journals of the Continental Congress, 11 103.


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  1. James Swan wrote to Dr John Witherspoon, from Boston, May 24: ‘I received yours of the 8th instant. … The immense sums forced in here from your quarter, has entirely stopped the circulation and value of the old paper currency. The new is going fast — there has been most horrible doings by speculators from Philadelphia. I am very fortunate in being but slightly effected by the wreck.’ Royal Gazette, June 13, 1781.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Pole
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Churchill CollegeUK

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