Rutland Trust CompanyInv# BS1175A
Stock issued to and signed by Redfield Proctor. Rare State! Redfield Proctor (1831-1908). Businessman, lawyer, Union soldier, and Republican governor of Vermont (1878-80); able and efficient U.S. secretary of war (1889-91); U.S. senator from Vermont (1891-1908). Proctor was particularly interested as a senator in the committees on agriculture and military affairs. His speech on Cuba, delivered in March 1898, helped condition the United States for the war with Spain.
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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