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Cut the currency in half to prevent mail robberies...

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February 23, 1782

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 

* Cutting paper money in half
* Prevention of mail robberies

This issue has a quite unusual print on page 3, prefaced with a bit of text headed: "TO PREVENT MAIL ROBBERIES" and with the text reading: "It is recommended to all persons, at present uninformed, who may have occasion to send BANK NOTES by the post, to cut them in two parts, according to the following specimen where it is marked with a blank line, and send them by different posts, first writing the name, date, and year at the end of the note & the letter and number at the other end. By this means each part will contain a sufficient specification of the whole & prevent any kind of difficulty in the payment of it at the Bank of England to the right owner, in case of the loss of the other part."  An interesting way to prevent theft of money through the mail!
Eight  pages, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, small posting hole at the top does not affect any content, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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