Colonial New Jersey's Paper Money Regime, 1709-1775: A Forensic Accounting Reconstruction of the Data
Forensic accounting is used to reconstruct the data on emissions, redemptions, and bills outstanding for colonial New Jersey paper money. These components are further separated into the amounts initially legislated, and the amounts actually executed. These data are substantial improvements over what currently exists in the literature. They also provide a more complete and nuanced accounting of colonial New Jersey's paper money regime than what has been done previously for any British North American colony. Enough detail of the forensic accounting exercise is given for scholars to reproduce the data series from the original sources.
Preliminary versions were presented at Harvard Law School and Wake Forest University. The author thanks the participants for helpful comments. Tracy McQueen provided editorial assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Farley Grubb, "Colonial New Jersey's paper Money Regime, 1709-75: A Forensic Accounting Reconstruction of the Data," HISTORICAL METHODS volume 48, number 1 (January-March 2015), pp. 13-34.