1869 State of North Carolina Railroad Bond

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA; Six Percent Coupon Bond; Act of Feb. 3, 1869; Criswell NC 69C. Ornate engraved bond. Vignettes of State Capital at center with allegorical figures upper left and right. Shields with legends at lower left and right. "ISSUED FOR THE WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY...." Large "1000" in blue. Engraved by "American Bank Note No., New York."

Fine condition overall; 58 of 60 coupons intact; 59th coupon reattached with pin; the usual folds; minor edge nicks and tears; scattered pinholes; discoloration along folds.

Signed by Governor W.W. Holden and Public Treasurer D.A. Jenkins. Gov. Holden's biography is below:

Source: From DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAROLINA BIOGRAPHY edited by William S. Powell. Copyright (c) 1979-1996 by the University of North Carolina Press.

William Woods Holden, 24 Nov. 1818-2 Nov. 1892

William Woods Holden (24 Nov. 1818-2 Nov. 1892) , printer, editor, politician, governor, and the most controversial state figure during Reconstruction, was born near Hillsborough, the son of Thomas Holden and Priscilla Woods, who were never married; he was reared after his sixth birthday by his stepmother, Sally Nichols Holden. His grandfather, who was English, first settled in Massachusetts but later moved to Orange County, N.C., to engage in farming. At age ten, Holden was apprenticed
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