Portland,OR - Multnomah County - September 1, 1868 - Oregon and California Stage Company Bill of Exc
Category:Collectibles / Banks, Registers & Vending
Start Price:200.00 USD
Estimated At:400.00 - 800.00 USD
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SOLD at 2011 Mar 16 @ 18:16UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Bill of Exchange for the Oregon and California Stage Company. This second of exchange was made out for $15,000. It is signed by Elijah Corbett, father of Henry W. Corbett who uses the title of "Supt Oregon & Cala State Co.” The previous year the Oregon Stage Company’s controlling interest had been sold to Jesse Carr of San Francisco, who renamed the company Oregon and California Stage Company. Henry Corbett had been elected to the Senate in 1866. The substantial amount indicates this is either from the sale of the company or that Corbett still held a substantial interest. The bill measures approximately 8” x 4”. There are two vignettes present; one at the top of a ship on the sea and another to the left of a woman kneeling with an American crest. Small section in lower left corner is absent. Bill is in a cardstock backing and frame with a three paragraph write-up included. Measures approximately 14” x 14”. Very Fine Condition.