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Commissioners on Bank Bills. Report, 1831
The Commission that was set up to consider changes to the laws for printing bank bills sent its report. [There was no date on the report] It sought
input from banks, money users, and the man, Perkins, who printed the money. The banks still liked Perkins' product, but wished they could do the
printing in-house. There was discussion of counterfeiting in the Commonwealth, which did not often occur because of the Perkins' plate. A modification
had been made that improved the safety of the bills. Several scenarios for counterfeiting were considered and solutions suggested, especially for bills
under $5. The Commissioners proposed the 1808 law about bank bills be specifically repealed and all banks be required to use the Perkins plate, but
keep the special section for their bank with the bank until needed for a print run. Perkins was to allow an agent of the bank to be present to
observe the run. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The commissioners appointed by his Excellency, the Governor, under a resolve of the legislature, passed June 16, 1831, "to prepare and report to the next legislature, during the first week of its session, a revision of the laws concerning the form of bank bills, and the plates from which they shall hereafter be impressed, and also to report such other measures as many more effectually protect the citizens of this commonwealth against the forging and counterfeiting bank bills," respectfully report ...
OCLC Number:   1391636872
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