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    State of Massachusetts-Bay Interest Bearing Bounty Note. One page, 6.2" x 6.5", [Boston, Massachusetts]; February 25, 1777. A bounty note, numbered "17741", in which State of Massachusetts-Bay promises to pay the bearer ten pounds on December 6, 1780 with interest at six percent to be paid annually. The note bears a cancelled signature by Henry Gardner, Treasurer, and the signatures of W. Cooper and N. Appleton for the Committee. The partially printed certificate is surrounded on four sides by a decorative borders. The left hand border contains the words "BOUNTY NOTE" in brackets. There is an embossed seal in the middle of the certificate. Docketed on verso: "7 May 1778 Rec'd one Years In't 25 Feby. last No. 12" and signed "Matthew Sorring, Jun." These notes or debt loan certificates were used by Massachusetts and other state to pay costs incurred during the Revolutionary War.

    With horizontal and vertical folds; otherwise good condition.

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