"Revolutionary Money & Finance," Edward Lewis
The Currency Act or Paper Bills of Credit Act was legislation passed by the British Parliament that regulated paper money issued by the colonies. Ed will discuss this, as well as revolutionary finance in general. He will also present bills and coins for our inspection.
Edward Lewis has studied the American Revolution for fifty years, with an emphasis on money and finance. He became interested in the American Revolution in the early 1970s, tracing ancestors who served in the Continental Army, including Cresaps Maryland Rifles Company. He has collected all types of currency and documents related to the revolution, signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution. Ed is a member of the Chesterfield Historical Society and three coin clubs in the Richmond, Colonial Heights, and Charlottesville areas.
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON MEETING in the HEILMAN DINING CENTER
DINNER FROM 5:00 - 6:00 PM, MEETING BEGINS AT 6:00 PM