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# 6184

WELLS, HENRY (1805-78) President of the American Express Company – 1850-68

FARGO, WILLIAM G. (1818-81) President of the American Express Company – 1868-81; Mayor of Buffalo, New York – 1862-66

Document Signed, 8 Ό” x 12”, partly printed, October 13, 1865, New York, “Henry Wells, President, Wm. G. Fargo, Secretary,” a stock certificate for two shares in the American Express Company, issued to “De Witt C. Rice – New York.” Countersigned by the company treasurer.

The document is lightly toned, with minor staining and three vertical folds, and there is a five-cent revenue stamp in the upper left corner. Contrast of the signatures is somewhat affected by cancellation stamps and heavier toning at the mid-center.

Price: $1200.00