TROY. Shares of $100. purple. No 2. Folds and hole-cancelled. Inc.1865 to build a 63-mile line from Eagle Bridge to Rutland VT. Consolidated 1868 as one of six NY and VT lines making up the Rensselaer & Saratoga RR Co. Eagle. Cert. No. 2 for 500 shares. Signed as President by Jay Gould (pen-cancelled) and as such a variety not reported by T. Cox. Gould (1836-1892) was one of the biggest railroad magnates and financial speculators of his time and known as one of the Robber barons of the Gilded Age. The stock is issued to, and signed on the back by Benjamin E. Bates (1808-1878). For decades, he was the wealthiest man in Maine, gaining fortune from both textile and railroad investments.
Datum: 1 August 1865
Startpreis: € 200