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Two Cancelled Checks from the Pennsylvania Mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan, Keweenaw spelled Kewenaw on one of the checks.

Keweenaw County 1865 and 1866 8.5 x 3.25, dark red ink and 8 x 3.25, light red ink, both with 5-cent Internal Revenue stamps. Cancellation stamps and cuts, light wear, creasing and soiling, small tears, signed on the front lower right by Sam W. Hill. The dark red check is dated April 28th, 1865 for $50 and the light red check is dated Oct. 25, 1866 for $20 and are endorsed by two different clerks. The misspelling of Keweenaw is on the 1865 check. Samuel "Sam" Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, topographical engineer, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the phrase "What in Sam Hill!" The pair . . .


Book Id: 98-0260

Price: $300.00

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