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The Philadelphia & California Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Mariposa, 1859, California Gold Rush

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The Philadelphia & California Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Mariposa, 1859, California Gold Rush
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No. 2237, issued for 300 shares to T.W. Neill on Dec. 9th, 1859 in Philadelphia. Not cancelled. Signed by president Pearson Servill and secretary Paul. Vignette of miners working at the surface. Ornate logo and border. Printed by E. Grattan. 7.5 x 9.5" Folds, very fine. Part of the John C. Fremont Mariposa Estate and one of the first Fremont leases to Americans. This appears to be the first of a series of mining investments made by Philadelphia parties in Western mines. This is one of only three mining ventures of the 1850s that was "hands on" for Fremont. State: California City: Mariposa Al Adams Collection.HWAC# 58566