Smithfield, R.I. Exchange Bank $5 Note – July 4, 1859

Donated to the Smith-Appleby House Museum/Historical Society of Smithfield, by Elizabeth Lees, in memory of Edwin and Doris Osler, of Burrillville, R. I.    

     This extremely rare banknote is signed by William Winsor and Elisha Smith of Smithfield, and dated July 4, 1859. 

     The man on the left of the banknote is Zachary Taylor, later President Taylor, our nations 12th President, and the woman is Kate Sevier, wife of Revolutionary War hero John Sevier, who later became Governor of Tennessee.  Why their images were chosen to be on the note is unknown.

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Smithfield Union Bank – 1806 Banknotes

Smithfield Union Bank- 1806 Banknotes

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Images courtesy of Katie Law of the Smithfield Preservation Society

Globe Bank Of Smithfield, R.I. – 1848

Globe Bank Of Smithfield, Rhode Island – 1848 

The Globe Bank was located in Globe Village, which is now part of Woonsocket, R.I., but before 1871 was part of Smithfield.  

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Smithfield Union Bank Receipt – 1844

Smithfield Union Bank Receipt – 1844

From the archives of the Historical Society of Smithfield.

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     The Smithfield Union Bank was located in the Slatersville section of what is today, North Smithfield.

Early Rhode Island Bank Receipts

Early Rhode Island Bank Receipts

From the archives of the Historical Society of Smithfield.

To learn more about the history of early R.I. Banks, and early R.I. bank notes, see  www.ricurrency.com

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     The Mount Vernon Bank, chartered about 1824, was located in Foster, R.I.

     The Rhode Island Central Bank was established in 1804, and was located on Main Street in East Greenwich, R.I.

Rhode Island Central Bank
East Greenwich, R.I.

 

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