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Illinois Central Railroad:

FARM LANDS FOR SALE. THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY IS NOW PREPARED TO SELL OVER TWO MILLIONS OF ACRES OF PRAIRIE FARM LANDS, IN TRACTS OF FORTY ACRES OR UPWARD, ON LONG CREDITS AND AT LOW RATES OF INTEREST! THEY WERE GRANTED BY THE GOVERNMENT, TO ENCOURAGE THE BUILDING OF THIS RAILROAD, WHICH RUNS FROM THE EXTREME NORTH TO THE EXTREME SOUTH OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS...

Democratic Press, Chicago: [1855] Broadsheet, 17" x 11." Text on recto and half of verso. Folded for mailing, with postmark from Chicago dated 'FEB 20', and addressed to J. Greely in Cumberland Maine. Some foxing, Good+. "Originally the broadside was sent out in folded form" [Byrd]. A detailed, rare promotional broadsheet describing lands, terms of sale and payment, ready-framed farm dwellings, statistics of agricultural productivity, and other attractive features of the offered lands. The verso letter, printed in typescript, is signed, 'Charles M. Dupuy, R., Land Agent' and dated January 10, 1855 at Chicago. Byrd 2299 [2- DLC, ICHi]. OCLC locates two, under two accession numbers, as of May 2017 [Univ. Ill. at Chicago, Lake Forest] Not in Ante-Fire Imprints, Sabin, Graff, Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 22695

Price: $750.00

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