Wilmington & Philadelphia Turnpike Company Stock Certificate [134124]

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Wilmington & Philadelphia Turnpike Company Stock Certificate  [134124]
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No. 541, issued to Thomas Smyth for one share in 1814. Signed by president Hamilton and treasurer Joseph Guible. Cancelled by stamp on the reverse in 1913. Endorsed by Smyth. 6 x 11" Some stains, small tear. In 1813, the Wilmington and Philadelphia Turnpike Company was chartered to build a turnpike running from the Brandywine Bridge in Wilmington northeast to the Pennsylvania border, where the roadway would continue to Philadelphia. A 3.75-mile long portion of the road near Wilmington was finished in 1816 with the remainder completed in 1823.

Date: 1814
Country (if not USA):
State: Delaware
City: Wilmington
Provenance: Ken Prag Collection