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Lossing, Benson

Born in Beekman, New York. Part owner of Poughkeepsie Telegraph. Author of Pictorial Field-Book of the American Revolution (1853). Married (1) Alice Barritt who died in 1855. Married (2) Helen Sweet on November 18, 1856.

Author of Continental Money.

He died at home in Dover Plains, New York.


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    Continental money. 1863

    Continental money.

    [[ca. 20] leaves, [13] p. : 26 cm,Copy 1 (L67 C668): A reprint of an article on continental currency, attributed to Benson John Lossing, in Harper's magazine, Vol. 26 (March 1863), p. 433-447, interleaved throughout and bound with ms. additions, including mounted plates mainly of continental currency (some signed by the Treasurer and others and dated 1756, 1774, 1775, 1777, and 1780). Copy 2 (Continental 1863 ): In a folder labeled "Continental money" containing two copies of "Continental Money," two copies of "A Review of the Article on Continental Money," and four leaves of related typescript notes on Harrold E. Gillingham letterhead,Copy 1: Mounted ms. and plates tipped in]. American Numismatic Society copy.

    See also Henry Phillips' review of this article, at

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