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    Pacific Railroad Co. Resolutions Signed "Saml Copp, Jr. Secy/P.R.Rd Co.," two pages, 8.25" x 13.25". Office of Pacific Railroad Co., St. Louis, December 29, 1856. Six early manuscript resolutions passed at six meetings of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Railroad Company from July 12, 1854 to August 13, 1856. Each concerns company stock. In part, "Resolved that ten per cent on all stock subscribed west of Jefferson City is hereby called and required to be paid to the Treasurer on or before the 15th day of January 1854...Resolved that a further call of ten per cent on the subscription of stock for the construction of the road between Jefferson City and the western boundary of the State be made payable before the first day of September next..." Further resolutions relate to subscribers on the Southwest Branch of the railroad. At the conclusion, secretary Samuel Copp, Jr. certifies "that the above and foregoing are true and correct copies of the proceedings of the Board of Directors of said Pacific Rail Road as therein stated..." The political and business leaders of St. Louis secured a Missouri charter in 1849 for the Pacific Railroad to extend "from St. Louis to the western boundary of Missouri and thence to the Pacific Ocean." On July 4, 1851, groundbreaking ceremonies for the railroad, a direct predecessor of the Missouri Pacific, were held at Buffalo Bayou, near Houston, Texas. In 1865, it became the first railroad to serve Kansas City on the western boundary of Missouri. It is today part of the Union Pacific Railroad, the largest railroad network in the United States. Light soiling at folds, otherwise near fine.


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