Paper Money in Maryland, 1727-1789

Paper Money in Maryland, 1727-1789

Paper Money in Maryland, 1727-1789

Paper Money in Maryland, 1727-1789

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The study of the paper currency question has been undertaken in order to present to the reader one of the very important phases of early Maryland history. An effort has been made to show the generally sound policy of the assembly with regard to its paper issues, and to assign causes for the success or failure of each as the case may be. Thus, a longitudinal rather than a cross section of Maryland history is given. In order to accomplish this purpose, it has been necessary to go over again the field covered by Dr. Clarence P. Gould in "Money and Transportation in Maryland 1720- 1765," published in the Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Series 33, and to present many of the same facts from a somewhat different point of view. As to the paper currency of the Revolutionary Period in Maryland, the subject has not hitherto received adequate treatment. The background for this study has been obtained from the very complete work of Newton D. Mereness, "Maryland as a Proprietary Province," and from the general history of Maryland by J. Thomas Scharf.

In the search for manuscript material bearing on the subject, the writer has had the assistance of Mr. Robert F. Hayes, Jr., and Mr. Charles Fickus, of the Maryland Historical Society. Especial thanks are due to Mr. Fickus, whose thorough knowledge of manuscripts relating to Maryland history has been the means of bringing to light much valuable information.

In the actual writing of the study, Professors John H. Latané and John M. Vincent, of the Department of History, and Professor George E. Barnett, of the Department of Political Economy of Johns Hopkins University, have given valuable assistance, offering many suggestions as to the organization of the work.

K. L. B.

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