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North Carolina ten-cent treasury note, 1862

North Carolina Collection Gallery, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Wasps
  • Beehives
  • Tree Limbs
  • Sumney
  • A. T.
  • J.T. Paterson And Company.
  • North Carolina
  • Civil War
  • Political Science


The signature on this note is that of A. T. Summey, one of the many signers of currency issued by the State of North Carolina during the Civil War. Payment records of North Carolina Comptroller Curtis H. Brogden document that the government paid A. T. Summey on three occasions for his work in helping to number, sign, and trim state treasury notes: $144.75 in July 1863, $330 in February 1864, and $38.40 in July 1864. Although this note carries a printed “Sept[ember] 1st 1862” date along its top border, these payment to Summey provide evidence that this note was signed and released much later, certainly no earlier than the summer of 1863.

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