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19TH-CENTURY SILVER TOKENS WHO WAS HENRY MORGAN AND WHY DID NOBODY LIKE HIM?

A notice appeared in the Bath Chronicle for 27 February 1812 reading as follows: ‘Bristol 17 Feb.1812 IMPORTANT CAUTION We the undersigned hereby caution the public against a spurious imitation of our Twelve-penny and sixpenny tokens differing, however in the names on the reverse, which in the base tokens are all erroneously spelt, as will be perceived in the specimens subjoined:

ORIGINAL TOKEN

Payable

By Messrs

Fras Garratt

Wm. Terrell

Edwd Bird

Lant Beck &

Frans H

Grigg

RATHBORNE PLACE TOKEN

Payable

By Messrs

Frans Garrett

Wr. Terrail

Edmd Bird

Lamt Beck &

Frann H

Gregg

Considering that it is an imperious duty which we owe to the public and ourselves to trace the authors of this infamous deception, we have succeeded in ascertaining that it was carried into effect by the

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