Greenbacks for bonds. : One currency for the government and the people, the laborer and the officeholder, the pensioner, the soldier, the producer, and the bondholder

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  • Format Books
  • Publication [United States] : [publisher not identified], [1862]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 sheet ([2] pages) : illustrations ; 24 x 20 cm
  • OCLC ocm60950961


  • Demands that holders of United States government bonds be paid in paper "greenback" currency and not in gold.
  • Image of an 1862 Union "greenback" printed at head of sheet, with text reading, "Act of July 11th 1862. The people of the United States promised to pay the bondholders in greenbacks and they will enforce the contract."
  • Text on verso headed by the image of the verso of a Union "greenback" note followed by text: The Contract. The law authorizing the first issue of greenbacks and 5.20 bonds, is as follows: Act of February 25, 1862. ...
  • Printed in black and green ink.
  • N-YHS copy: fabric lining.