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January 9, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(2):104. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490470032009

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The inconvenience attendant on sending money by mail will be greatly lessened if the post-check currency bill, introduced into Congress by Mr. Gardner of Michigan, becomes a law. The bill contemplates the issue of the present United States $1, $2 and $5 paper currency with blank spaces on which may be written the names of the sender and the payee. So long as these spaces are blank the bills will pass current as do the present greenbacks. A person wishing to send money by mail will affix and cancel a one- or two-cent stamp, and then will write his name and the name and address of the one to whom he wishes to send the money. Then the bill may be placed in an envelope and mailed without more formality or trouble, and the bill becomes payable only to the person named on its face. The recipient can redeem it

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