John W. MacKay signed California 1860's dated check - Western Mining Magnate - AutographInv# AG1028A Check
Check on the Bank of California with a nice signature of Mackay out of Virginia City, Nevada. Two 2 cents revenue stamps! Rare!
John William Mackay was born in Dublin to a working-class family. they had a dirt floor hovel shared with a pig. In 1840, the family emigrated to the notorious Five Points slum in lower Manhattan; his father died soon after. As a boy Mackay hawked newspapers such as the New York Herald, and later apprenticed at William H. Webb Shipyard to support his mother and sister. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Mackay