Bond of the Territory of Nevada - Signed by Acting Governor Orion Clemens (86062)

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Bond of the Territory of Nevada - Signed by Acting Governor Orion Clemens  (86062)
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Signed by acting governor Orion Clemens. Clemens was the Secretary of the Territory. It is very rare to see a signed document where Clemens signs as Acting Governor. James Nye was away much of his time as Governor, so Clemens would take over those responsibilities. He brought his brother with him to this wild, untamed land. Samuel Clemens would become one of America's most beloved writers as Mark Twain. Also signed auditor Perry G Childs. Number 16 for $500. Miner holding American flag vignette. Printed by Britton & Company. 13 x 15". Tears. Stamp cancelled "Paid / Feb. 1 / 1866. Three holes on left side. One vertical and on horizontal fold. Also signed on back by John H Kinkead. Kinkead would go on to become Nevada's third Governor and Alaska's Territorial Governor from 1884 to 1885. Great early Nevada signature piece. State: Nevada City: Carson City Date: 1864