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Collection Reference Number GLC04128.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1857 
Title Check promising payment of $124
Date 7 April 1857
Author Payne, Thomas N. (fl. 1857)  
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description Payne promises to pay the sum to Waddell, Russell, & Co. (William Bradford Waddell, William Hepburn Russell, and Alexander Majors).
Subjects Slavery  Emancipation  Manumission  African American History  Finance  
People Payne, Thomas N. (fl. 1857)  Russell, William Hepburn (1812-1872)  Waddell, William Bradford (1807-1872)  Majors, Alexander (1814-1900)  
Place written Lexington, Missouri
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Waddell, Russell, & Co. started as a shipping company in 1854. Through a War Department contract, the firm soon gained a monopoly in the shipping business in western Missouri. In 1860, the firm established the Pony Express to provide weekly mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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