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Handsome Massachusetts-Bay lottery ticket, 1779...

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January 18, 1779

Partly-printed "Massachusetts State Lottery, Class the First" bond dated at the top: January 18, 1779.

* Revolutionary War era lottery ticket
* Province of Massachusetts Bay colony

The text notes the state promises "…to pay the Possessor of this note the sum of fifteen pounds by the first day of January, 1783…".
Nice vignette of a pine tree encircled by a rattlesnake engraved by Nathaniel Hurd. This bond was issued to pay the winners in the state lottery. Uncancelled and in great condition, measuring 6 by 9 inches.

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