Early United States Treasury Document with F. Spinner Signature as Treasurer of the United States Treasury of The United States, Washington D. Acknowledge the receipt of this, and forward Certificate of Deposit when Received. Spinner – Treasurer of the United States Mohawk Valley National Bank of Mohawk, New York History of Francis E. Spinner: Francis Elias Spinner (January 21, 1802 December 31, 1890) was an American politician from New York. He was Treasurer of the United States from 1861 to 1875. He was the first administrator in the federal government to employ women for clerical jobs. On the recommendation of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, he was appointed by President Lincoln as Treasurer of the United States and served from March 16, 1861, until his resignation on July 1, 1875. Within 60 days of his assuming office, the expenditures of the federal government increased dramatically. He was the first to suggest the employment of women in government offices. During the Civil War, many of the clerks of the Treasury Department joined the army, and Spinner suggested to Secretary Chase the advisability of employing women. After much persuasion, his suggestion was taken up, and he carried it into effect successfully, though not without much opposition. He eventually hired over 100 women, paid them well, and retained them after the war was over. Spinner’s signature on an 1862 issue United States Note. His signature on the “greenbacks” of the United States was the most familiar autograph in the country. The history Spinner gave of his signature was: I first practiced it while in the sheriff’s office about 1835; I used it while commissioner for building the asylum at Utica, and as cashier and president of the Mohawk valley bank, and for franking while in congress. It was brought to its highest perfection when I was treasurer. He resigned his office because of a disagreement over staffing appointments. A new Secretary refused to give him final say over his staff. Spinner thought that, as a bonded officer, he should have control over the appointment of clerks for whose acts he was responsible. The result showed a very small discrepancy, and many days were spent in recounting and examining the books of accounts, until finally the mistake was discovered. In 1875, he ran on the Republican ticket for New York State Comptroller but was defeated by Democrat Lucius Robinson. He moved south, and for some years he lived in camp at Pablo Beach, Florida, where he lived a vigorous outdoor life, and also took up the study of Greek. He was survived by one of his three daughters. He was buried at the Mohawk Cemetery, in Mohawk, New York. As with all pre-owned items there will be some signs of age and use. Pre-owned jewelry and collectibles often have imperfections. Unless noted we do not clean or repair any items we sell. All items will be in the condition we received them in and may have stains, scratches and/or tarnish. All of our items are thoroughly tested for authenticity by a variety of methods, including X-Ray and are guaranteed to be authentic. We want to make sure your item reaches you without incident! We do our best to guarantee the item that leaves our store is in the same condition when it arrives. Commercial Rare Coins is located at 219 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale By The Sea FL, 33308. Please stop by if you are in South Florida! The item “RARE 1872 $5000 TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES DOCUMENT W / F E SPINNER SIGNATURE” is in sale since Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Government & War Bonds”. The seller is “coins-jewelry-collectibles” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated