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Broadside, 1866, 20 1/2 x 28 inches. "Made and entered into this (fill in the date) A.D. one thousand and sixty-six, by and between William M. Stewart, D.E. Avery, Louis Janin, Jr., H.K. Mitchell, and A. Sutro Trustees for the Sutro Tunnel Company, parties of the first part, and the (fill in the blank) Mining Company, a corporation doing business in the County of Storey, State of Nevada, party of the second part." There are four "Whereas"-es, 18 "Articles", and four places for mine company officers to sign, with room for a Notary to officially witness the signatures. "The Legislature of...(Nevada) granted to the said A. Sutro and his associates....the exclusive privelege of right of way, and the exclusive privelege to run, construct and excavate a tunnel, running into the Comstock lode from any point in the foot-hills of the Carson River Valley, within the boundaries of the County of Lyon, and between Webber Canyon and Corral Canyon....at a depth of not less than one thousand eight hundred feet below the top of what is known as the Gould and Curry croppings....for the purpose of draining the mines on the said Comstock lode and furnishing other conveniences for working the same...". Lots and lots more details. There were 200 copies on “news paper”, as this one; 50 on “fine paper”, and 60 on “parchment” (Armstrong, v.1, 1858-1880, 418). Not in Paher. A little edgewear, but a Very Good copy.
Title: Articles of Agreement.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: [sutrotunnel]175broadside,1866,201/2x28inches.ma