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Jack Adams Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Jack Adams Papers, 1861-1873, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
May be Jack Adams (1817-1886), a wealthy merchant of Mt. Vernon, Ky. Collection of Confederate paper money consisting of seventy-two bills totalling $580.75, issued during 1861 and 1862. Also includes thirty-two handwritten receipts, checks, stamps, and notes. A check, 1872 Jan. 20, signed by Jack Adams lists Mt. Vernon, Ky. as his residence. Family tradition attests that this money was given to an African-American family living in Bardstown, Ky. following the Civil War
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