1865 New York Bounty Reimbursement Documents for Conesus, NY - Signed by Governor Reuben Fenton

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1865 New York Bounty Reimbursement Documents for Conesus, NY - Signed by Governor Reuben Fenton

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Item #SQ6358587

Offered here is an interesting pair of documents related to the State of New York's May 26, 1865 payment of $9,000 to the town of Conesus, New York, for the reimbursement of Civil War enlistment bounties. The two documents are affixed together--there are cancellation holes throughout, showing that these have been paired together since the day of their issuance.

The top document measures about 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" and is a partially printed and partially hand-written Certificate of Indebtedness issued by the New York Paymaster General's Office. It indicates that the town of Conesus, having furnished nineteen recruits "under the call of December 19th, 1864, was entitled to bounty reimbursement money. It is signed by New York Governor Reuben E. Fenton and Paymaster and Brigadier General Seldon E. Marvin.

The bottom document measures around 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" and is on State of New York Comptroller's Office letterhead. It authorized the cashier of the Manhattan Company to issue and deliver the $9,000 payment to Conesus. It is signed by Deputy Comptroller Philip Phelps and bears his office's official embossed seal.

The paper is in good sturdy condition on both documents, not stiff, and not particularly delicate. Little wear to edges and corners.

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