March 30, 1790-Dated Federal Period, “Old Continental Money” & Marblehead Lottery, in the Salem Gazette Newspaper and more, Lot of 3 Items, Very Fine.Lot of Three Historical Items, related to Continental Money and Lottery schemes of the late 1700s and early 1800’s.
1. A complete Newspaper of the Salem Gazette from March 30, 1790, featuring a front page article on “Old Continental Money,” which is a petition from “inhabitants” of the State of Pennsylvania to the House of Representatives seeking payment for old currency submitted to Congress. It is signed in print by Richard Wells and J. Hart, in Philadelphia.
This newspaper also has a list of the “First Class of Fortunate Numbers drawn in the Marblehead Lottery, March 26th, 1790,” on page 3, and details about the Marblehead Lottery and other lotteries, on page 4. The 17” x 10.5”, four-page newspaper has been affixed to a manila folder, 9.5” x 6”, and is in fine condition, with only slight foxing and some small scrapes to a portion of the back page type.
2. This Newspaper is accompanied by a manuscript note, doublesided, 5.75” x 8”, certifying that a “William Beach” had purchased but lost a ticket in the October 31, 1806 Presbyterian Church Lottery; apparently Beach was due a prize of $6, and sold his interest to another person. This newspaper is on fine-laid paper has small edge splits along two folds, and minor soiling on the back, but is otherwise quite legible and interesting.
3. The third item is a set of period newspaper clippings, pasted to a sheet of cardstock, 8.5” x 12”, folded, listing a Table of Exchange for currency in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and elsewhere, c. 1791. Clippings on Continental Currency and paper money, and a Depreciation Scale of Continental Currency, from 1777 to 1780, and printed c. 1791.