Lender tries to collect $23 million on Civil War loan

April 21, 2008 at 9:25 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Joan Kennedy Biddle of Tampa, FL knows her family history. And part of that history is a $299 promissory note given to her ancestor 1861 by the city of Tampa. Tampa needed ammunition and other supplies and paid with an IOU instead.

The 2008 city of Tampa points out that the 14th Amendment eliminated lingering Civil War debt. Plus, the note may have been in full in the intervening 147 years.

It’s always good to know your ancestry.

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