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    Group Lot of Confederate Financial Papers. More than 20 assorted documents spanning the Civil War years, and including receipts for taxes paid in kind as well as in currency. Also includes an official manuscript copy of General Order No. 132 originally issued on October 3, 1863 by General Braxton regarding Confederate currency: "...Confederate money has been re[jected] by some and by others exorbitant prices have been paid demanded. The payment by the Government for supplies in Confederate money carried with it the obligation to protect its circulation... The refusal to take it will be treated as a military offence and punished accordingly." A clerical copy, with signature by "Jno Ingram" as Assistant Adjutant General. 8" x 10"; with heavy toning, and chipping at edges, wormholes at center affecting two words, and mounted to board. Also of note, is a receipt issued for two notes captured as ordered by the Confederate States Sequestration Act. The receipt (8" x 6") reads at top: "Confederate States Sequestration Act 1861 / Return of E M Bonney of property and effects of Alien Enemies in his possession & control since the 21st day of May 1861." Beneath are listed two financial notes owed to an individual from New York. A manuscript document on blue lined paper. With small spots of cello tape on verso and previous tape stains on all four corners. Pencil annotation on verso. Also, a Southwestern Telegraph Company notice to A Lieutenant H.H. Price dated May 7, 1863 (5.5" x 8") reading, "Your arms are ready." Small stain at bottom, evenly toned.

    Condition: Receipts vary in size, with a handful being ante or post-bellum. Overall gently toned.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    12th Sunday
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