MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/21/1833 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, GREENE C. BRONSONE, ABRAHAM KEYSER JR., JUBEL LIVERMORE - HFSID 174667
GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX, CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, GREENE C. BRONSON, ABRAHAM KEYSER, JR. and JUBEL LIVERMORE 1833 check for $3,330.19, signed by four commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C.
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GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX, CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, GREENE C. BRONSON, ABRAHAM KEYSER, JR. and JUBEL LIVERMORE
1833 check for $3,330.19, signed by four commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C. Flagg, New York State secretary of state and comptroller; Abraham Keyser, Jr., New York State Treasurer; and Greene C. Bronson, New York State attorney general and Chief Justice of the state supreme court
Check signed "John A. Dix", "A.C. Flagg", "Greene C. Bronson" and "A. Keyser" as commissioners of the Erie Canal Fund and endorsed "Jubel Livermore" on verso. Black ink notations in unknown hand. 6¾x5¼, docketed on verso. July 21 1833. Check no. 41 for $3,330.19, drawn from the Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank and payable in cash to Jubel Livermore. Memo line: "for W. C. Bucknell". As President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury (1861), JOHN ADAMS DIX (1798-1879) telegraphed this famous order to the American cutter Robert McClelland in the port of New Orleans on Jan. 29, 1861, less than three months before the start of the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot". Dix later commanded the Department of Virginia (1862-1863) and the Department of the East (1863-1865). After the Civil War, he was Minister to France (1866-1869) and Governor of New York (1872-1874). The U. S. Army's Fort Dix in New Jersey is named in his honor. Dix was also a New York politician and a member of the state's Canal Commission. His fellow commissioners included AZARIAH C. FLAGG (1790-1873) who was also the Comptroller of the Erie Canal, New York State secretary of state (1826-1832) and comptroller (1834-1839, 1842-1846), ABRAHAM KEYSER, JR. (1784-1873), who was New York State Treasurer (1824-1825 and 1826-1838), and GREENE C. BRONSON (1789-1863), who was New York State attorney general (1829-1836), Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (1850-1851), and Chief Justice of the New York State supreme court (1850-1851). Together, the commissioners signing here were responsible for reducing tolls on the Erie Canal, a move which paid off in increased traffic and increased revenues as well. The Erie Canal, opened in 1825, linked the Hudson River at Albany to Lake Erie at Buffalo, contributing greatly to the settlement of western New York State and linking the farms of the Middle West to markets in the East and in Europe. Lightly toned and creased. Normal cancellation cuts, which touch notations and Dix and Bronson's signatures. Dix and Bronson's signatures touch. Show-through from docket touches notations but not signatures. Folded twice horizontally and thrice vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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