TWO-DOLLAR DEMAND NOTE ISSUED BY THE REAL ESTATE BANKING CO. OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, JANUARY 1, 1839. Clinton Mississippi.

TWO-DOLLAR DEMAND NOTE ISSUED BY THE REAL ESTATE BANKING CO. OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, JANUARY 1, 1839

Philadelphia & NY: Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co., 1839. Original document. Engraved note with vignette and Mississippi seal, accomplished by hand, in part: "The Real Estate Banking Co. of Hinds County will pay two dollars to [S.F. Clark?] or bearer at their Banking House Clinton Jan 1, 1839 [J.P. Eleton?] acting Cash'r. Cowles Mead [signed] Pres't." Rubbed and darkened from use. Good. Item #040394

"The Real Estate Banking Company was one of the many banks that sprung up after the dissolution of the Second Bank of the United States, and like many of these banks it failed spectacularly within a few years. Cowles Mead [who signed this demand note] served as a congressman from Georgia before becoming governor of the Mississippi Territory, where he was infamous for arresting Aaron Burr for treason after fleeing prosecution for killing Alexander Hamilton." (National Museum of American History).

Price: $150.00

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