Kerry Rodgers writes:
Concerning the price of checks, I wonder what this one would command if offered at auction?
With this check, the United States completed the purchase of almost 600,000 square miles of land from the Russian Government. This treasury warrant issued on August 1, 1868, at the Sub-Treasury Building at 26 Wal, New York, New York, transferred $7.2 million to Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl. The purchase price of the 49th state? Less than two cents an acre. Original located in the National Archives, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of Treasury.
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Well, this one in impounded in the National Archives. Are there others in the wild?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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