Welcome! As you can see I am busy delving into the fascinating history of America's colonial currencies. Decades before the American revolution, each of the colonies issued their own paper money. These monetary experiments embroiled the colonies in controversy, fueling political disputes both within the colonies and between the colonies and England. These experiments also raised fundamental economic questions, such as how paper money influences prices, exchange rates, economic growth, and the balance of trade. Almost three centuries later, these issues remain unsettled, and continue to spark controversy. The Leslie Brock Center for the Study of Colonial Currency
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Massachusetts Government Act Anno Decimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. An Act for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England.
Resolved by the Continental Congress Saturday, September 17, 1774, A. M. Whereas the power but not the justice, the vengeance but not the wisdom of Great-Britain, which of old persecuted, scourged, and exiled our fugitive parents from their native shores, now pursues us, their guiltless children, with unrelenting severity: And whereas, this, then savage and uncultivated desart, was purchased by the toil and treasure, or acquired by the blood and valor of those our venerable progenitors; to us they bequeathed the dearbought inheritance, to our care and protection they consigned it, and the most sacred obligations are upon us to transmit the glorious purchase, unfettered by power, unclogged with shackles, to our innocent and beloved offspring. On the fortitude, on the wisdom and on the exertions of this important day, is suspended the fate of this new world, and of unborn millions. Suffolk Resolves
Original Source: The Anarchiad. A New England Poem. Ed. LUTHER G. Anarchiad. A New England Poem, by Joel Barlow 1754-1812David Humphreys1752-1818 John Trumbull1750-1831Lemuel Hopkins1750-1801