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    Adelphi, OH- J. & M. Fowler 25¢ May 4, 1838 Wolka 0012-03
    This is one of Wendell Wolka's favorite notes even though it is not very attractive. The "M." in "J. & M. Fowler" was none other than Moses Fowler, an early business partner of John Purdue. John Purdue was the driving force behind the establishment of Purdue University, Wendell's alma mater and, if you know Wendell, anything connected with Purdue, including sports, is a big deal to him. At any rate, this note dates from just before Fowler and Purdue headed west to open a mercantile business in Lafayette, IN. This is the only example known on this issuer and grades Good-Very Good with a lower left corner somewhat skillfully reattached long ago.
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