SOLD SOLD SOLD 1861 New York and Charleston Bill of Exchange Protest Note at Start of Civil War
Self-explanatory in images. However, basically $2,187.42 (just less than $58,000 in today’s dollars) owed to Thomas Stewart of New York drawn in Charleston, SC November 26, 1860 per the top engraved document with Palmetto Trees. Bottom (securely attached with original adhesive) is notary statement out of New York protesting non-payment for “no reason”. I believe there was a reason; South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 24, 1860. Unknown if paid after Civil War. Top engraved SC Palmetto piece measures approximately 9.25 by 4 inches with end tears as shown. Bottom attached notary statement is 9.75 by 8 with loss at bottom fold as shown. Both; however, can be handled with normal care. Images are of front of both, then front and back of SC engraving and the front and back of NY notary statement. I was careful not to disturb the adhesive attaching the two documents. You may see some shadows as I had to put items on scanner face to keep lid from pressing hard on the adhesive area as I moved the engraved part out of the way to scan the notary statement.