Street Improvement Fund $1000 Bond of the Corporation of the City of New York. 9 x 13m dated July 1, 1861,signed by Fernando Wood, Mayor New York. “Secured by Pledge of all Uncollected Assessments confirmed by the Common Council, for Regulating, Grading, Curb and Guttering, Flagging and Paving Streets and Avenues and for other purposes.” Printed by “Snyder, Black & Sturn, 92 William St. N.Y.”
Fernando Wood was a Democratic Party politician, merchant, and real estate investor who served as the 73rd and 75th Mayor of New York City. Throughout his career, Wood expressed political sympathies for the American South, including during the Civil War. An opponent of President Abraham Lincoln and of the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery, he proposed to the New York City Council that the city should declare itself an independent city-state in order to continue its profitable cotton trade with the Confederate States.
Attractive municipal bond, exhibits some use and wear, original fold lines, 2 ½” separatikon along top vertical fold line, o/w Fine condition. sb gv 222 75.
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SKU: sb gv 222
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