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1841-03-10, Petition against fraudulent bank bills
Senate No. 53 In March 1841, twenty-nine people sent a petition pleading for the Legislature to improve the security of paper money. The group
suggested requiring money to carry a check digit, already in use by some banks. On March 10, 1841, the Committee on Banks and Banking responded with a
report. The check digit was a good idea, but the Committee was loath to require it, since printing plates were very expensive. The Committee
encouraged banks to adopt the idea voluntarily. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The petition of the undersigned, citizens of Boston, respectfully represents, that great losses are constantly occurring to the people of this Commonwealth, by the fraudulent alteration of the bills of banks incorporated within this Commonwealth ... .
OCLC Number:   1407247597
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