1862 Mississippi & Missouri Railroad Co. Bond Stock Certificate #2

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Seller: jmilamdeal (10,224) 100%, Location: Davenport, Iowa, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362499788474 This is a real piece of railroad history as major coupons of the First Mortgage Oskaloosa Division Bonds for the first railroad in Iowa, convertible into the Second Mortgage Construction Bonds of this company, and to have Farnam and Durant the owners for One hundred and fourteen thousand, five hundred and forty six and 50/100. This is the number 2 certificate of those that were issued, and done on November 4th, 1862. Thomas Durant and Henry Farnam became acquainted while working for the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, Durant was a broker at the time for them. The 2 men created a contracting company under the name of Farnam & Durant. In 1853 they were given the commission of raising capital and managing construction for the newly chartered Mississippi and Missouri Railroad ( M&M). The M&M Railroad acquired major land grants to build Iowa's first railroad, ( planned to go from Davenport, on the Mississippi River, to Council Bluffs on the Missouri River ). Durant was quite the character, look up some information on him and see what I mean. This piece is in acceptable condition, with some small tears around the edges, see the scans. Don't miss out on this one, thanks for looking! Item will be sent First Class sandwiched between 2 pieces of corrugated cardboard for protection, insured, with delivery confirmation. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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