This is a message for Leonard Granger and any other interested parties. I am specifically referring to a message posted by Mr. Granger back in 2000.
I am a historian at the Harvard Business School who is presently writing a history of counterfeiting in the United States between the 1790s and 1860s.
Much of the counterfeit money in circulation at this time originated in Canada -- and more specifically, with a clan of counterfeiters known as the Gleason family. One of the more prominent members of this group was named Ebenezer P. Gleason, and I have some reason to believe that the individual referenced in earlier emails was one and the same person. That there is a reference to horse stealing is not surprising; many counterfeiters pursued both lines of work.
Does anyone have any more information on the Gleasons who lived in Illinois and eventually Iowa? I have already come across local histories of De Kalb County, Illinois, that reference the fate of Ebenezer P. Gleason (he seems to have been poisoned by his wife).
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