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    Confederate Blockade Runner Stock Certificate.
    8" x 5.25" stock certificate for one share in "The Petersburg Steamship Co.". Petersburg, Virginia, March 26, 1864. Signed by the President and Secretary of the company. Issued to Robert A. Hamilton. Shares valued at £35 apiece. The company was started by septuagenarian D'Arcy Paul who contracted with a British firm to build the first blockade runner, aptly named the City of Petersburg. She made her first transatlantic voyage in 1863 and arrived in Wilmington on December 2. She continued to transport consumer goods to Wilmington through August 1864.


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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