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    Interim Depositary Receipt (Richmond, VA)- $100 April 21, 1864 Tremmel VA-171.
    An example issued out the Treasurer's Office and signed by Treasurer E.C. Elmore. However, more importantly is the fact that the payer is one Wilmer McLean. This name is familiar to many collectors and historians. The First Battle of Bull Run/First Manassas was fought on his farmland on July 21, 1861. The McLean family soon decided to escape the war the best they could and they moved to Clover Hill (shortly afterwards the town name would be changed to Appomattox Court House because it had just become the county seat). Wilmer McLean then bought in 1863 the house that became known as the McLean House. This was the house on Palm Sunday April 9, 1865 where General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate forces to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. McLean is said to have stated later, "The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor". While not exactly true, it pretty much boils the war down to a nutshell for Mr. McLean. This IDR from April 1864 grades Very Fine with pencilled collector notations on the back. We also see that McLean endorses the back along with a Virginia tax collector. It is simply a great historical item.


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