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    Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Company, St. Louis, Stock, 1873, Cherry-Red with Orange Imprinted Revenue. The color and graphics of the sweeping vignette along the bottom are seldom seen on stocks and bonds. This item was signed by Charles Butler. He was born in 1802 and started as a clerk in Martin van Buren's office in Albany. In 1833, Butler made a journey to the west that was "attended with great privations, fatigue, exposure, and difficulty." Despite these hardships, this trip had a profound effect on Butler's future activities and it laid the foundation of his future wealth. After a varied career that included success as a lawyer, philanthropist, and railroad executive, he died in 1897. Further biographical information is included with this lot.

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