PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/12/1894 CO-SIGNED BY: J. K. RICHARDS, E. W. POE, SAMUEL M. TAYLOR - HFSID 32169
Sale Price $2,337.50
Ohio borrows $10,000 from the Deshler National Bank of Columbus.
Partly Printed DS: "W. McKinley" as Governor of Ohio, 1p, 14x8¾. Columbus, Ohio, 1894 May 12. Headed: "Certificate of Indebtedness,/State of Ohio./Office of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund". Begins: "This is To Certify, That the State of Ohio, is indebted to The Deshler National Bank, Columbus, Ohio, or assigns, in the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars...." Countersigned at lower left: "Samuel M. Taylor" as Secretary of State of Ohio and "E.W. Por" as Auditor of Ohio and certified at left: "J.K. Richards" as Attorney General of Ohio. Full 2½-inch diameter embossed seal at lower left. McKinley was elected Governor of Ohio in 1891 by only 21,000 votes after making approximately 130 speeches in most of the state's 88 counties. He initiated relief efforts for the state's poor during the depression of 1893 and was reelected by 81,000 votes. He was 53 when he was nominated for President on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention, held in St. Louis on June 16-18, 1896. McKinley defeated the 36-year-old Democratic nominee, William Jennings Bryan, by 7.1 million to 6.7 million popular votes, 271-176 electoral votes and 23-22 states. Lightly creased, cut bank cancellations touch signatures at lower right. They surround but do not touch the letters of signature at lower left.
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