New England & Nevada Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate #91857

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New England & Nevada Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  #91857
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Not seen before. Organized with the secret intention of raising money to build a church in Austin, Nevada! Inc. in Massachusetts. No. 298, issued for 50 shares to Charles E. Richardson on May 4th, 1866 in Boston. Signed by president William Sias and treasurer William J. Osborn. Not cancelled. Ornate black border and print, pink corp. seal. Two vignettes: allegorical woman (left) and miners (top center). Printed by A.R. Gay & Co., Boston. One 25 cent adhesive revenue stamp attached on the right side, stamp cancelled. 7.5 x 10.75" Deep folds with 1.5" separation along one fold. Other light wear. The main reference to this company we could find mention that one of its principal backers was Austin religious figure J.L. Trefren. Trefen organized the company to raise money to build the Austin Methodist Church (built in 1866)! The church was built and a fine organ was purchased (possibly the first church organ in Nevada) before the scheme collapsed. It appears the company dissolved in 1872. No production information located. [The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming. 1890, pg.295] () State: Nevada City: Lander County, Austin Date: 1866