3 Beautiful Stock Certificates #2906, #5824, #9273 from the. Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company. Each historic document has an ornate border around it with the company seal and the original signatures of the Companys President Benjamin F. Butler, Treasurer and Secretary, and are over 123 years old. (November 5,1818 – January 11, 1893), American general and politician, born in Deerfield, New Hampshire. He was educated at Waterville College (now Colby College), Maine, and admitted to the bar in 1840. He commanded the land forces that captured New Orleans and for seven months (May-December 1862) was military governor of the city. His arbitrary rule provoked charges of corruption, earned him the name Beast Butler, and caused his dismissal as governor. He later commanded the Army of the James in Virginia. Butler, having become a member of the Republican Party, served in the U. House of Representatives from 1867 to 1875. In 1868, as a member of the U. House of Representatives, Butler had a prominent role in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. As Chairman of the House Committee on Reconstruction, Butler authored the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant, that gave federal authority to prosecute and destroy the Klan in the South. Butler authored, along with Sen. Charles Sumner, the Civil Rights Act of 1875, signed into law by President Grant. This law, a final act of Reconstruction, gave African American U. Citizens the right to public accommodation such as hotels, restaurants, lodging, and public entertainment establishments. From 1877 to 1879 he served another term in Congress, as a member of the Greenback Party. He rejoined the Democratic Party and was elected 33rd governor of Massachusetts in 1882, serving until 1884, the year he became the unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Anti-Monopoly Party and the Greenback-Labor Party. History for the reason for the company formation. There were several significant events related to the development and growth of Haralson County’s towns during the 1880’s that occurred in Tallapoosa, Georgia. In 1884 the Georgia Pacific Railroad laid track three-fourths of a mile south of the center of Tallapoosa, outside the corporate limits of the town. Beginning in July 1887, Tallapoosa’s development was stimulated by the investment and promotion activities of the Tallapoosa Land, Mining, and Manufacturing Company and subsequently, beginning circa 1890, by the Georgia-Alabama Investment and Development Company. These companies successively owned or controlled large blocks of land in and around Tallapoosa and proposed to build a large and prosperous manufacturing and residential city and health resort. A city was plotted and the promoters planned to build various manufacturing facilities, a public school building, a great hotel at Lithia Springs, streetcar lines, water works, electric light facilities, parks and various other public enterprises and improvements. Note scan(s) can be seen in greater detail by clicking on Picture and using Arrows for navigation. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The free listing tool. The item “1891 GEORGIA-ALABAMA INVESTMENT AND STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY BEN. F. BUTLER” is in sale since Thursday, December 25, 2014. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Autographs”. The seller is “sixten_main” and is located in Merrimack Valley, MA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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