Western National Bank, Philadelphia, May 25, 1865. Item #98-0265
Oblong 7.5 x 3.25, vignette of a farmer and soldier (?) "Liberty and Independence," below them a 4cent Internal Revenue stamp. Light wear and creasing, cancellation stamps/cuts. Scrip is for ten dollars and made payable to "Sam W Hill Agt" and endorsed by him on the reverse. Delaware Mine is a ghost town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so this scrip is referred to "Ghost Town" scrip. The scrip existed from the mid to late 1860s and was circulated as money. Samuel "Sam" Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, 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 expression "What in Sam Hill!"