THE AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY - STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED 05/01/1866 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY WELLS, ALEXANDER HOLLAND, JAMES C. FARGO - HFSID 14194
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY: HENRY WELLS and JAMES C. FARGO 1866 stock certificate in Wells Fargo, signed by founder Wells and company officers Fargo and Holland. This certificate dates from only 16 years after the company's founding in 1850. Stock certificate signed: "Henry Wells" as President, "
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AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY: HENRY WELLS and JAMES C. FARGO
1866 stock certificate in Wells Fargo, signed by founder Wells and company officers Fargo and Holland. This certificate dates from only 16 years after the company's founding in 1850.
Stock certificate signed: "Henry Wells" as President, "Jas C. Fargo" as Secretary pro tem and "Alex Holland" as Treasurer, 1 page, 12¼x8½. New York, May 1, 1866. No. 755 certifying that "I. E. Anole - Schenectady is entitled to Three Shares in the American Express Company...That the term of Said Company shall be Thirty Years from and after the first day of January 1860...." Shares in this May 1, 1866 issue of 18,000 shares were $500 each. The American Express Company, which was formed in 1850 and disbanded by law in 1860, recapitalized in 1861. The pioneer service transported valuables, currency, mail and commodities across the country, expanding to banking and tourism after 1869. Signed by co-founder of the American Express Company Henry Wells, James C. Fargo (co-founder William G. Fargo's brother, later President of American Exprerss) and Alexander Holland, the son-in-law of the third founder, John Butterfield. 5-cent Internal Revenue stamp affixed at upper left. Rippled and lightly creased. Tanned near upper edge. Vertical folds touch "g." in "Fargo", "d" in "Holland" and "e" in "Wells". Paper separation at punch marks touch "H" in "Holland" and "H" in "Henry".
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