BRIGADIER GENERAL FRANCIS REDDING T. NICHOLLS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/29/1878 - HFSID 131668
Sale Price $722.50
GENERAL FRANCIS REDDING TILLOU NICHOLLS
Document signed as Governer, listing $6,772.50 in Louisiana's obligations, which were to be exchagned for bonds, in 1878, while he was Governor of Louisiana.
Documentsigned"Francis T Nichols" as President of the Louisiana Funding Board. 1 page, 15½x13¼, docketed on verso. April 29, 1878. This partially-printed document 14 different items, worth $6,772.50, of Louisiana's obligations, which were to be exchanged for New Consolidated Bonds. Nicholls (1834-1912) was an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He rose to the rank of brigadier general and participated in the First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861), losing his left arm during the First Battle of Winchester (May 25, 1862) and his right foot during the Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 to May 6, 1863). Nicholls was also Governor of Louisiana (1877-1880, 1888-1892), during which he fought corruption and chaired the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1879. After his second stint as Governor, Nicholls became Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court (1892-1911). Fragile. Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Show-through from docket touches signature and handwriting. Handwriting, but not signature, has bled and been smeared lightly but is legible. Ink transference touches handwriting but not signature. Random ink stains. Missing bottom left corner. Rounded bottom right corner. Light tear at bottom edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Separations at top and bottom edges along folds. Otherwise in fine condition.
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