DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES REGARDING A BANK NOTE ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENT, DIRECTORS AND COMPANY OF THE BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1821. ACCOMPANIED BY THE $100 BANK NOTE. Counterfeit Bank Note.

DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES REGARDING A BANK NOTE ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENT, DIRECTORS AND COMPANY OF THE BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1821. ACCOMPANIED BY THE $100 BANK NOTE.

[Philadelphia: 1821]. Single sheet, 34 cm., 2pp., approx. 400 words. Old fold lines, small wax seal in upper left margin. Recording the depositions of two witnesses in the court case of E. Harrison, Plaintiff, and Hezekiah Clarke, defendant, in the Circuit Court for the county of Edwards in the State of Illinois. The witnesses, Joseph Parker Norris and Elihu Chauncey, whose signatures accompany their depositions, appeared in the County Court House of the city of Philadelphia on April 14, 1821, before the commissioners appointed to hear their statements. Norris, president of the Bank of Pennsylvania, swore he had examined the note "purporting to be a Bank note of the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Pennsylvania for the sum of one hundred dollars, payable to J. Jones or bearer on demand" and stated that the signature on the note was not his handwriting and that the note was counterfeit. Elihu Chauncey, cashier at the Bank of Pennsylvania, whose signature also appeared on the bank note likewise stated that it is not his handwriting and agreed the note was a counterfeit. The accompanying $100 printed note, 7 x 17.5 cm., illustrated with the coat of arms of the State of Pennsylvania, numbered in ink "262" and completed in manuscript with the name of J. Jones, and date Mar. 3, 1818, is worn, one corner chipped away, old cello tape repairs on blank verso. Item #64466

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