MAYOR GEORGE OPDYKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/30/1862 CO-SIGNED BY: ROBERT T. HAWS - HFSID 326778
GEORGE OPDYKE and ROBERT T. HAWS The New York City Mayor signs a 1862 payroll check for $66.68 in black ink Check signed: "George Opdyke" as Mayor and "Rob. T. Haws" as Comptroller in faded black ink. 8x3¾ check for $66.68 to a Mr. James G.
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GEORGE OPDYKE and ROBERT T. HAWS
The New York City Mayor signs a 1862 payroll check for $66.68 in black ink
Check signed: "George Opdyke" as Mayor and "Rob. T. Haws" as Comptroller in faded black ink. 8x3¾ check for $66.68 to a Mr. James G. Kent for judicial salary, from the County Treasurer of New York at the Broadway Bank, No. 2996. New York City, New York. September 30, 1862. GEORGE OPDYKE (1805-1880), a millionaire clothing manufacturer and merchandiser, was active in formation of the Republican Party and the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. As Mayor of New York (1862-1863), he was active in raising troops for the Civil War, and adopted a policy of no compromise with draft rioters. ROBERT T. HAWS was a New York City merchant, who during the last ten years of his life became involved with local politics, serving on the Board of Aldermen and most notably serving as the City's Comptroller from 1859-1863. Toned. Worn and slightly soiled. Creased throughout. Ink spots throughout. Small tears throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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