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    Parish of Concordia, LA (Orleans Territory)- John Grafton Cotton Receipt Mar. 2, 1810 PMG About Uncirculated 50.
    The area comprising the state of Louisiana was known as the Orleans Territory from 1804 to 1812. With the invention of the Cotton Gin in 1793, early entrepreneurs like John Grafton created a business of "ginning" cotton (separating the seeds from the cotton fibers) for others. This historical certificate gives some insights into the cost (10% of the cotton extracted) and dangers ("danger of fire excepted") of the business in these early days. The certificate is almost colonial-like in some respects with indented left and (to a lesser extent) right edges. John Grafton was a very early settler. PMG mentions that the certificate has been previously mounted. There appear of remnants of a red way seal and another paper in the upper left corner. While value is difficult to assess, rarity is more certain.

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