Cahaba Money

Here's a paper bank note for one "bit"--twelve and a halfcents, an eighth of a dollar--issued by and payable at the Bank of theState of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and dated August 1842, onlysixteen years after the state capital was moved there from Cahaba.

Cahaba was still a thriving town and the seat of DallasCounty in the 1840's.  Many notes such as this must have passed throughthe hands of Cahaba's citizens in those days.  The eBay seller ofthis note said that the rarity of this note is now seven, meaning--if Iunderstand the seller's note correctly--that only six others are knownto still exist.