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A RELIC OF NEW YORK CITY IN 1776.

Issue 23 and Volume 31.

A RELIC OF NEW YORK CITY IN 1776. An old-time city treasury note was received last week—one of those issued at the time of the first efforts of this city to establish a municipal water plant. It was sent by Samuel P. Avery, of No. 4 East Thirty-eighth street. At the office of the city chamberlain it was said that several of this issue are still extant, and persons still drop in occasionally to redeem them, only to learn that they are worthless, except, for their historical value. At the present time, when the need of a larger water supply is becoming more and more imperative, a glance at the history of the city at the time this note was issued is interesting. The note is one of an issue of 1776, aggregating the sum of £2,500, or about $25,000. This money was raised for tile purpose of building a…

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