5 edition of The great canal scrip fraud. found in the catalog.
|Statement||by the grand jury of Sangamon County, Ill., at the April term of the court of said county, 1859. Ordered to be published by a vote of the grand jury.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||60|
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Pay with scrip redeemable in 90 days issued through the Branch State Bank at Chicago. The scrip was issued in $1, $2, $5, $10, $50 and $ denominations in May and August of that year. This was the first canal scrip that was issued, and these notes would resurface in the s as part of the Great Canal Scrip Fraud.
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book grand jury of sangamon county, ill., at the april term of the court of said county. class book volume 38u sa jam _ thegreatcanalscripfraud. minutesofrpvoceedings, and reportofevidence intub investigationofthecase. The Great Canal Scrip Fraud came to light in when Matteson, a former contractor on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, was charged with having exchanged year-old scrip for new state bonds.
This item is an addition to our existing Fraud and Swindles Collection. Only eight copies are known to exist of this pamphlet, none in New York State. Image: Illustration of a canal scrip, from John M. Lamb. (Nov. ) “The Great Canal Scrip Fraud.” The Magazine of Illinois 16/9: “The Great Canal Scrip Fraud came to light in when Matteson, a former contractor on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, was charged with having exchanged year-old scrip for new state : Ted Slowik.
The John M. Lamb Collection meets the needs of an increasing number of researchers who seek a comprehensive and easily accessible body of work on the I llinois and Michigan Canal and related subjects. Lamb has distinguished himself as the foremost I&M Canal historian with over 50 works to his credit.
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Illinois & Michigan Canal Scrip Excerpts from a book about the history of the canal. Reopening of Illinois and Michigan Canal, The Great Canal Script Fraud Link to minutes of proceedings, and report of evidence in the investigation of the case.
As for the canal system, Engineer Camp is widely credited for establishing it. Unfortunately for Camp, the government fired him over the use of the scrip which it later deemed as fake money.
Such a move meant that the entire canal system had been built on fraud. The scrip had been issued in to help fund the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.
It functioned as a check drawn on the canal project, payable whenever funds became available. By the s, all but $ of the $, scrip issued had been : Erika Holst. Fraud was also used with the Timber Culture and other laws. The situation became so bad that much of the work in the General Land Office became more and more concerned with the detection and prosecution of fraudulent claims.
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Since scrip could be used only at the company store, workers often sold scrip at a discount for money that could be used for purchases elsewhere. Scrip was issued extensively. According to Dodrill (), 20, coal company stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico issued scrip during the early by: 3.
The earliest instance of "cut checks" (in the sense of physically canceled checks) in Google Books search results appears in Fraudulent Canal Scrip: Report of Evidence before the [Illinois State] Senate Committee on Finance (February 4–15, ): Mr.
Fuller. Have you a recollection of packing this unfinished scrip in the box at that time. Alfred Kelley (November 7, —December 2, ) was a banker, canal builder, lawyer, railroad executive, and state legislator in the state of Ohio in the United States.
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