Archives International Auctions Auction 84 April 4, 2023

Archives International Auctions - Sale 84 90 April 4, 2023 Archives International Auctions EPHEMERA - HISTORIC AUTOGRAPHS Massachusetts & Pennsylvania 478 478 Oakes Ames Autographed Draft, dated 1843 Issued and Signed Check by Ames. North Easton, Massachusetts & Pennsylvania. May 27, 1843, Issued and paid check or draft to Mr. Oakes Ames for $300. The back has a clear signature by Ames. Oakes Ames ( January 10, 1804 – May 8, 1873) was an American businessman, investor, and politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. As a congressman, he is credited by many historians as being the single most important influence in the building of the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. He is also noted for the subsequent scandal that alleged the improper sale of stock of the railroad’s construction company. Through his influence he obtained contracts for his family firm in the construction of the Union Pacific and staked nearly all the family’s holdings as capitalization for the project. The contracts were later transferred to the Credit Mobilier Company of America after Ames ousted its founder Thomas Durant. In 1872, it was disclosed Ames sold shares in Credit Mobilier to fellow congressmen at a price greatly below the market value of the stock. The subsequent public scandal led to a House investigation, which formally recommended expulsion. On February 28, 1873, the House passed a resolution formally censuring Ames. On May 10, 1883, the 14th anniversary of the completion of the railroad, the state legislature of Massachusetts passed a resolution exonerating Ames. ������������������������������������������� Est. $100-200 EPHEMERA - HISTORIC DOCUMENTS - CIVIL WAR New York 479 479 Naval Discharge Papers and Notarized Oath of Identity, Civil War 1864 For Claiming Prize Money fromCaptured Confederate Ships During the CivilWar. New York, 1864. Discharge paperwork and Oath of Identity of Daniel J. Strong who enlisted in the Union Navy in February of 1863, and served on board the USS Colorado. The Colorado sailed from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on 9 December, to rejoin the blockading force off Mobile, Alabama, on 13 March 1863. She shared in the capture of the schooner Hunter on 17 May. Returning to Portsmouth Navy Yard, on 4 February 1864, she was again placed out of commission from 18 February-1 September. VF-XF condition. The documents relate to Daniel Strong’s attempt to claim a portion of the prize money, but he has no evidence to prove his claim. Interesting and historic Civil War Naval Documents. ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $325-650 EPHEMERA - INSURANCE COMPANIES & REVENUE STAMPS Louisiana 480 480 The Home Insurance Co., of New Orleans, 1887 I/C Insurance Policy with 2 Louisiana Law Stamps on the Back. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1887, The Home Insurance Co., of New Orleans - Fire, Issued insurance policy to A. Craft for insuring his Engraving Materials, presses, and stones housed in a 4 story building at #48 Bienville St., New Orleans for $2000 that was increased to $3000 three months later. Ornate wharf and dock scene with multiple steamboats at top over ornate title. Back has 2 Louisiana Law stamps, one for 5 cts and the second for 25 cts, both with POCs. Overall VF to XF condition. Evidently this was a lithography and engraving company. ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $550-850 EPHEMERA - MILITARY - CIVIL WAR New York 481 481 Statement of Volunteer, ND (ca.1861-65) New York, ND (ca.1861-65). Statement of Volunteer for a Charles F. McQuire, of NY. Age 22, born in England was a new recruit, and as such, was entitled to a $300 county bounty for enlisting. Small piece out of the top with Typeset form 8 1/2 x 7 1/2. VF condition. �������������������������������� Est. $40-80