Edmund Dick Taylor

 
 

 
 

Portrait by Joseph Scott Morris

 

 

  In 1861, at General Grant's Headquarters, Edmund mentions his idea for greenbacks. [documented ]  
     
  A letter from President Abraham Lincoln in December of 1864, named Colonel Edmund Dick Taylor the 'father of the greenback', this hand  
  written letter was verified and documented: February 10, 1888 by the 50th United States Congress.  

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Father of the Greenback  Greenback  |  The Originator of Greenback Currency  | U. S. Documents: Report No. 380, Report No. 2191.

 

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  Note: Documented in 1888 and resubmitted to the 51st Congress, again printed May 27, 1890.