Codfish Currency Cheque
A cheque purported from a time when codfish was currency. The text reads: 'Cashier of the Bank of Newfoundland please pay to bearer seventy five quintals fourteen pounds of uncured codfish.' Signed by the cheque writer [Quodlibet Hookem or Hoskem or Hoskien?]. There is a date of March 14, 1689. Note: cheque is as-found condition, may be from later date.