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JAY GOULD - STOCK CERTIFICATE TWICE SIGNED 10/12/1880 CO-SIGNED BY: W. B. HENSON - HFSID 32229

JAY GOULD Robber Baron signs and endorses a stock certificate for 100 shares in his railroad. Stock Certificate twice signed: "Jay Gould" as President of Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, 1p, 11½x8, with 4½x8 receipt portion affixed at left edge. Also signed by: "W. B.

Sale Price $1,020.00

Reg. $1,200.00

Condition: lightly creased
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JAY GOULD
Robber Baron signs and endorses a stock certificate for 100 shares in his railroad.
Stock Certificate twice signed: "Jay Gould" as President of Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, 1p, 11½x8, with 4½x8 receipt portion affixed at left edge. Also signed by: "W. B. Henson" as Secretary of the Company. New York,1880 October 12. Certifying that "Jay Gould is the holder of One Hundred Shares of the Capital Stock of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company...." Each share was valued at $100. The certificate was transferred on October 13, 1880byGould, who has signed on verso. During this period, Gould controlled many railroads in the West and was competing against the Union Pacific for a new transcontinental railroad. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad, The Union Pacific, southern branch, a road chartered in 1865, were the first of several short roads to make up the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, organized in 1870. A line from Junction City, Kansas was built southward to the southern border of Kansas by 1870 and to the Texas line by 1872. Subsequent expansion by the end of the century created a system of 2,600 miles extending from Saint Louis and Kansas City, Missouri to San Antonio and Houston. In 1869, financiers Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market but failed when President Grant released government gold. Their unsuccessful attempt caused September 24, 1869 to become known as "Black Friday". Cancellation holes touch the "G" in "Gould" on front and both "H"s in "H. B. Henson". Bank stamp, not near signatures. Lightly creased. Lightly stained at top edge. Overall, fine condition.

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