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nt of the king, continued to emit paper currency,
Potter's Rhode Island Currency, 12. and the more freely, because Massachusetts had withdrawn its notes and returned to hard money.
J. B. Felt's Massachusetts Currency, 133, 134. In 1742, twentyMassachusetts Currency, 133, 134. In 1742, twenty-eight shillings of Rhode Island currency would have purchased an ounce of silver; seven years afterwards, it required sixty shillings; compared with sterling money, the depreciation was as ten and a half or eleven to one.
This was pleaded as the jthe Commons, XXVI. 65, 119, 120, 187, 206, 265. In the dan-
chap. IV.} 1751. gerous precedent, Bollan, the agent for Massachusetts, discerned the latent purpose of introducing by degrees the same authority to control other articles.
He argued, mor 16, and Clinton to Lords of Trade, same date. for the first time, to join in council with New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts,—its earliest movement towards confederation.
From the Catawbas, also, hereditary foes to the Six Nations, deputies