Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company stock certificate

Title

Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company stock certificate

Description

An Alton & Sangamon RailRoad certificate signifies that Abraham Lincoln is the owner of six shares of capital stock in the company. The stock certificate is in blue paper with decorative printed borders. This is the only extant stock certificate attesting to Lincoln's ownership, and is apparently one of very few Alton & Sangamon RR certificates now in existence.

Creator

Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1852-08-27

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300952
T1852.08.27-MISC

Transcription

ALTON AND SANGAMON RAIL ROAD COMPANY [Sideways on page ALTON AND SANGAMON RAIL ROAD COMPANY SHARES 100 DOLLARS.]

No 242 STATE OF ILLINOIS Shares 6

THIS CERTIFIES, That A Lincoln Esq is entitled to Six Shares of the Capital stock of the Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company. Said Shares are transferable on the Books of said Company, at the Office of their Treasurer, in Alton, or at their Agency in New York by him or his Attorney, on the surrender of this Certificate.

In Witness Whereof, the seal of said Company is hereunto annexed, and signed by their President and Secretary, this Twenty seventh day of August 1852

Isaac Gibson Secretary Harry A. Coit President

Nesbitt & Co., Printers and Stationers, N.Y.


Know all Men by these Presents, That

For Value Received, ha bargained, sold, assigned and transferred, and by these presents do bargain, sell, assign and transfer unto

Shares of the Capital Stock of the ALTON AND SANGAMON RAIL ROAD COMPANY, standing in name on the books of the said Company, at the Office of their Treasurer in Alton, or at their Agency in New-York, and do hereby constitute and appoint

true and lawful attorney irrevocable for and in name and stead, but to use, to sell, assign, transfer, and set over, all or any part of the said shares, and for that purpose to make and execute all necessary acts of assignment and transfer, and one or more persons to substitute with like full power, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said Attorney or substitute or substitutes shall lawfully do by virtue hereof.

In Witness Whereof, have hereunto set hand and seal the day of one thousand eight hundred and

Sealed and delivered in presence of


CIRCULAR

OFFICE ALTON & SANGAMON R.R. CO

ALTON 185 ..,

Sir: The instalment due on the 24th Sept & Oct last, on the stock owned by you in the above company is unpaid.

You will please take notice that it must be paid immediately, either at this office, or to V. Hickox, in Springfield, who is authorized to receipt for the same.

E. Marsh, Treasurer.


Springfield Dec 16 Caleb Birchall Springfield


Chicago Dec'r 1854

Messrs Birchall & Owens

OFFICE 189 Lake To E. H. HALL & CO.

To Cop of Directory, $

" Advertising, (as per Agreement,) 5 00

Received Payment

N.B. The Publishers would respectfully solicit your Card in due time for the next Publication.


Birchall & Owens

$5.00

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
6 p
5 x 21 cm

Citation

Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company, “Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company stock certificate,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/7927.