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Can you recognize the English on the warrant?

 
 
Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2017 07:49 am
All I got is: N. 9759 TREASURY WARRANT
$7,200,000 TREASURY
United States

AT SIGHT, DOLLARS

No.9759

Register of the Treasury

American Bank Note Co. New-York.
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Sorry for poor recognizing.

Would you like to type them out?

Thanks in anticipation

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Alaska_Purchase_%28hi-res%29.jpg
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2017 08:17 am
from google:
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 . . .?

for $1,200,000.

It was paid August 1, 1868.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2017 08:24 am
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.

https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1994/winter/alaska-checkiter.
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Reply Wed 22 Mar, 2017 09:39 pm
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY wrote:

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.

https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1994/winter/alaska-checkiter.


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.
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Reply Thu 23 Mar, 2017 06:49 am
@oristarA,
Yes, it is a 7.

Still, it would have helped if you had posted the source with your original post.
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