Pair of Philadelphia & California Mining Company Stock Certificates

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Pair of Philadelphia & California Mining Company Stock Certificates
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1) Certificate number 1254 for 100 shares in 1852 to Bettle Paul. Signed by president Parson Servill and secretary L. Alter. Written on left is "Paide 1/2 cent per share/ B Paul / Dec. 15, 1869." In 1859 Paul was the secretary for the mining company. 2) Number 2289 for 1000 shares to Theodore Watkins in 1861. Signed by Parson Servill and secretary John B Mark. Same note on left as number 1. This company lease land from John C. Fremont in November of 1851. This would have been part of Fremont's Mariposa Estate. It is said the Fremont himself was the president of this company at one time. Center vignette of miners working a rock face on a hillside, with log cabin and pine trees in the background. A small vignette at bottom of a dog guarding a safe. Black Greek-design border on crème paper. Uncancelled. Printer: E. Grattan, at Third and Walnuts Sts., (Philadelphia). 8 x 9.5.” Some small rips and holes as this is fragile paper. Overall in very nice condition though. Date: 1852, 1861 City: Mariposa State: California HWAC# 57412