Wed 22 Mar, 2017 07:49 am
All I got is: N. 9759 TREASURY WARRANT
AT SIGHT, DOLLARS
Register of the Treasury
American Bank Note Co. New-York.
Sorry for poor recognizing.
Would you like to type them out?
Thanks in anticipation
Treasury warrant is an order in the form of a check. It is through treasury warrants that government disbursements are paid. With the treasury warrant, a drawer authorizes someone to pay a particular sum of money to another.
It looks like it was made out to Edoard de Stoeckl, Envoy . . .?
It was paid August 1, 1868.
Geez, Ori - if you would have identified the source of your picture, this would have been a lot easier.
Stoeckl was the diplomat who negotiated the sale of Alaska to the US in 1867. No clue as to why a check would have been made out to him for $1,200,000.
That is 7.2 million USD, PUNKEY, NOT $1,200,000.
The source is here: Seward's Folly - Alaska Purchase
The handwriting on the check seems hard to recognize.
Yes, it is a 7.
Still, it would have helped if you had posted the source with your origina