Cincinnati, OH: B. W. Grinnell & Co, 1857. First Edition. Unbound. Quarto (4to). Very good+ condition. Item #005328
Partly printed document with six certificates printed in color. Document reads "Office of Western Emigrating Aid Association. Cincinnati, Ohio, 'June 16' 185'7'. 'Savesing Bank' Dear Sir: This Association has been formed for purposes set forth in a Circular which we enclose to you. We ask your attention to the benevolent objects therein contemplated and your aid in favor of the enterprise, by disposing of Certificates of the Association at One Dollar each, which well entitle the holder of each Certificate to a gift, varying in value from fifty cents to FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. This Association will allow you TWELVE certificates for TEN DOLLARS, sent to them at Cincinnati, and in that proportion. We enclose herin '6' Cerificates. Address all Letters and Orders to B. W. Grinnell & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. P.S. Please write out in full the name of each person holding Certificates, with the name of the Post Office, County, and State." Words enclosed in single parenthesis are handwritten. Referenced in the document and included is a full uncut sheet of five (5) "Certificates" and another single (1) Certificate, totalling six Certificates. These are printed in red and black, and are hand-numbered '830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 827' and read 'Western Emigrating Aid Association This Certificate entitles the Holder to a Gift varying in value from Fifty cents to Five thousand Dollars. Cincinnati, Ohio.' Signed in facsimile "B. W. Grinnell + Co." and decorated with the amount '100,000' superimposed in large outline numerals. Document has minor soiling, and both documents were folded to fit in a mailing envelope, but remain in excellent condition.