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First National Bank of Havre De Grace - 1890's dated Check

Inv# CK1294   Check
State(s): Maryland
Years: 1899

Early Check with 2 cents revenue stamp and printed on blue paper! Havre de Grace abbreviated HdG, is a city in Harford County, Maryland, United States, situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay. It is named after the port city of Le Havre, France, which in full was once Le Havre de Grâce (French, "Harbor of Grace").

The population was 12,952 at the 2010 United States Census. In 2014, the city was honored by Smithsonian magazine as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S. During the Revolutionary War, the small hamlet known as Harmer's Town was visited several times by General Lafayette, who became considered a hero of the war. He commented that the area reminded him of the French seaport of Le Havre on the English Channel. It had originally been named Le Havre-de-Grâce. Inspired by Lafayette's comments, the residents incorporated the town as Havre de Grace in 1785.

George Washington stayed overnight in the town in 1789 on the journey to New York City for his first inauguration. During the First Congress in 1789, Havre de Grace missed by only one vote being named the capital of the fledgling United States. Read more at,_Maryland

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Condition: Good
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Price: $9.00