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Or silver.Or just prevent

Or silver.

Or just prevent them from issuing bills of credit.

Although technically, a legal tender is a little bit broader in scope - and might include settling taxes and court cases, really you just need to prevent the government from sticking you with worthless pieces of paper - the only real purpose to the legal tender clauses of the Constitution.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.