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Title Receipts, 2: for the sale / transfer of shares of Morris & Essex R.R. stock, 1855 & 1856.
Object Name Certificate, Stock
Catalog Number 2012.007.0090
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Receipts, two, for the sale / transfer of shares of Morris & Essex Railroad stock, 1855 and 1856.

Printed form with holographic ink entries, sheet size varies, ca. 3-1/4" x 7" wide; irregularly trimmed edges. Note that serial number of receipt is not present.

Per Taber (Thomas Townsend Taber. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Nineteenth Century 1828-1899; 1977) on page 27, this receipt was the customary form of stock for the railroad at that time. Stock certificate.

Place is not stated, but it was probably Newark, see notes. The railroad at that time went to Jersey City, but it would later come to Hoboken.

1: Transfer of 80 shares at 50 dollars each to J.D. Vermilye, Cashier by J.C. Gasthwaite, October 5, 1855.

2: Transfer of 1 share at 50 dollars to Mathilda S. Williams by Edward Williams, January 18, 1856.

Printed ext:
No._______
For Value Received, I hereby transfer unto __________ all ____ right, title, and interest in _____ Shares in the Capital Stock of the Morris and Essex Railroad Company, upon which has been paid _______ dollars on each share.

Dated the first ________ day of __________ 183 __

Witness, ______________

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Note that the printed year date is 183_ with the 5 in 1855 or 1856 written over the 3 thus the certificate / form was from originally from the 1830s.
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Notes Williams, Matilda S.
Williams, Edward
Vermilye, J.D.
Gasthwaite, J.C.
People Williams, Matilda S.
Williams, Edward
Vermilye, J.D.
Gasthwaite, J.C.
Date 1855-1856
Year Range from 1855.0
Year Range to 1856.0
Search Terms Morris & Essex Railroad Co.
Caption 1: Gasthwaite, 80 shares, Oct. 5, 1855.
Imagefile 128\20120070090.TIF
Classification Financial
Railroads
Business & Commerce