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Providence, July 26, 1779. Sir; By the annexed vote of the town of Providence, you will perceive the anxious desire they possess of having the purposes therein expressed carried into execution
Providence (R.I.)Committee of Correspondence.Bowen, Jabez1739-1815Carter, John1745-1814
Shipton & Mooney
Alden, J.E. Rhode Island,
Inflation (Finance)Currency questionPrice regulationEconomic conditionsHistoryFinanceCommittees of correspondence
Rhode IslandUnited States
Printed by John Carter.
1 sheet ( p.)
Circular letter from the Providence Committee of Correspondence, followed by a resolve of the town of Providence, July 23, 1779, calling for a convention of delegates to be held at East-Greenwich on the 2d Tuesday of August in order to agree upon measures "for preventing any further depreciation of the Continental currency, and for reinstating and supporting the credit thereof" pursuant to the recommendation of Congress in their address of May 26, 1779.
Text in two columns.
N-YHS copy signed in manuscript: "Jabez Bowen, Chairman"; addressed in manuscript to the clerk of the town of "Exiter"; fabric lining.