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Illinois Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock NUMBER 1

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Illinois Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock NUMBER 1
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Number 1 for 10 shares to Frank Cooper. Signed by J Warren Clark and H J Hawkins as president. Dateline San Francisco 1863. Incorporated July 1863. Flaming eagle vignette. Towne & Bacon printer. 25c Protest Revenue Stamp. Very small stain upper left. No other discoloration, edge or corner issues. Frank Cooper was one of the original Commissioners charged with designating the election precincts in newly-formed Alpine Co. (1864 "Alpine County Bill"; see 1864 Aug 11; see also Board of Supervisors Minutes, Book "A", page 1; and see text of “Alpine County Bill” printed in 1864 July 30 MG). HJ Hawkins was listed as a delinquent shareholder in the George Washington Gold & Silver MC in November of 1867. [Mining and Scientific Press, 1867] J Warren Clark was also secretary of the El Dorado Gold & Silver, Silver Prize G&S, Mammoth G&S, Tip Top G&S, Napa G&S, George Washington G&S, Sierra Nevada G&S, etc. The Illinois was a claim identified as being in the Silver Mountain Mining District in 1864 (per Calif. Division of Mines & Geology listing in "Mines and Mineral Resources of Alpine County" by William B. Clark; book is at Markleeville Museum). [Thank you to Karen Dustman, local historian and author of the book "Silver Mountain City" (Clairitage Press) for background information on the mine and signatures.] Prag Collection

State: California City: Silver Mountain Date: 1863 HWAC# 79779