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Gouverneur Morris of Morrisania - New York and Harlem Railroad - Railway Stock Certificate

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Gouverneur Morris of Morrisania - New York and Harlem Railroad - Railway Stock Certificate
State(s): New York
Years: 1849

Gouverneur Morris of Morrisania (Son of Gouverneur Morris who was most certainly one of the most accomplished political figures in early American history). Signed transfer of the NY and Harlem Rail-Road Co dated 1849. Attractive red on light blue paper. Particularly Fresh Condition. Very Rare!!! Important and worthy of further research!

The New York and Harlem Railroad (now the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line) was one of the first railroads in the United States, and was the world's first street railway. Designed by John Stephenson, it was opened in stages between 1832 and 1852 between Lower Manhattan to and beyond Harlem. Horses initially pulled railway carriages, followed by a conversion to steam engines, then one to battery-powered Julien electric traction cars. In 1907, the then leaseholders of the line, New York City Railway, a streetcar operator, went into receivership. Following a further receivership in 1932, the New York Railways Corporation converted the line to bus operation. The Murray Hill Tunnel now carries a lane of road traffic, but not the buses.

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A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.

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Price: $249.00