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VICE PRESIDENT LEVI P. MORTON - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 27920

Before he was vice-president of the United States, he was president of Morton Trust Company. In this typed document, signed "Levi P. Morton", he approves the accounts of the Reorganization Committee for Atlantic Coast Lumber Company.

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Condition: lightly creased
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LEVI PARSONS MORTON
Before he was vice-president of the United States, he was president of Morton Trust Company. In this typed document, signed "Levi P. Morton", he approves the accounts of the Reorganization Committee for Atlantic Coast Lumber Company.
Typed document signed "Levi P. Morton" as president of Morton Trust Company, 1p, 8x9¾. [New York, 1903 June 6]. Headed: "In the Matter of the Reorganization of the Atlantic Coast Lumber Company". Morton approves the accounts of the Reorganization Committee. Morton (1824-1920) was Benjamin Harrison's Vice President from 1889-1893 and Governor of New York from 1895-1897. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1879, but resigned when President James Garfield appointed him Minister to France from 1881 to 1885. While Minister to France, he drove the ceremonial first rivet into the Statue of Liberty in 1881, the 100th anniversary of General Lord Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War. Morton accepted the statue on July 4, 1884 and, on that day, became the first American to climb the statue to the top. He was also a banker and was an advocate of the gold standard, advocated by the Republican party in 1896. Lightly creased. Paper clip impression at upper left. Fine condition.

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