By Monica Ferris

ISBN-10: 0786527137

ISBN-13: 9780786527137

Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She by no means meant to get so stuck up during this year's old motor vehicle race. yet as sponsor of 1 of the entrants, she can't aid yet preserve a detailed eye at the outcome—and it's no longer beautiful. one of many drivers by no means makes it to the end line. His motor vehicle is located exploded in flames. Now Betsy and her artful acquaintances needs to confirm if it used to be an coincidence or the paintings of a jealous competitor. the reply might be in a section of needlework, yet pinning down a suspect won't be easy...

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Stephen Burroughs was supposed to have his manufactory of counterfeit money somewhere in the recesses of those mountains,” recalled one novelist some years later. “It was a wilderness then . . ” This was not too far from the truth: though the French had claimed the region just north of Vermont when they established trading posts at Quebec in 1608 and Montreal in 1642, few people settled there because it had minimal access to water and no roads. 37 When the British assumed control of New France with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, they did not institute any radical changes in the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada (later renamed Ontario and Quebec, respectively, according to their positions along the north-flowing St.

What was the difference between a capitalist banker and a criminal counterfeiter? There were differences, to be sure, but not to the extent many people would have preferred.

Burroughs thus came to symbolize not only the conflation of capitalism and counterfeiting, but also the limits of American economic and political authority. Worse, his much-publicized depredations inspired a host of imitators, all of whom helped make counterfeiting an integral part of economic life in the early republic. If some of his successors cultivated equally outsized reputations, Burroughs remained in popular folklore the quintessential counterfeiter. He was the original against which all imitators would be weighed, measured, and valued.

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