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Title: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal bank note, 1840

Accession Number: 1999.109
Category: CURRENCY - PAPER MONEY
Type: bank note
Maker: Underwood Bald Spencer & Hufty
Place: USA, MD, Frederick
Date: 1840-11-09
Materials: paper
Description: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal $5 bank note; engraving on left by Danforth, Underwood & Co., view of a covered wagon being loaded with cargo; engraving in center of a woman seated with a bushel of grain behind her (Romanesque style); engraving on right by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hully, view of a man herding sheep and cows; dated Nov. 9, 1840; No.322; text reads "Nine Months after date/ THE CHESAPEAKE & OHIO/ CANAL COMPANY/ Promise to pay on Demand at their Office at Frederick,/ Maryland, to Jacob Mar[k]ell or bearer/ FIVE DOLLARS with Interest form date."

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