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Washington, Alexandria & Georgetown Rail Road Co. (114668)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Transportation Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 170.00 USD
Washington, Alexandria & Georgetown Rail Road Co.  (114668)
SOLD
120.00USDto k************p+ (30.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Apr 17 @ 16:32UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Incorp 1862 Washington DC. In 1866, the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Railroad Company, which had succeeded to the chartered rights of the old Alexandria and Washington Company, inheriting a provision from Congress 'that no person shall be excluded from the cars on account of color.' Catharine Brown, a black woman, had been instructed to board a car set aside for persons of color, upon completion of her trip sued the railroad and won a $1500 judgement. Ref. United States Supreme Court, 84 U.S. 445, ALEXANDRIA AND WASHINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY v. BROWN #33, I.C, 100 shares @ $100 ea. issued to Pennsylvania Rail Road Co. Nov 11, 1872 signed W.H. Howann President. Black, embossed seal, vignette 4-4-0 w/cars r-l, F. Bourquin & Co printer. Fewer than 40 reported. EF

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Washington, D.C.
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Date: 1872