BANKING HOUSE OF J.I. COHEN, JR. & BROTHERS. BALTIMORE. APRIL 1836. LETTERHEAD WITH INVOICE.

Baltimore: 1836. Folio sheet, folded to [4] pages, printed with manuscript invoice on first page, inner leaves blank, addressed on last page in ink to E. Beatty Esq. of Hagerstown [Maryland]. Postal cancel, "Baltimore Apr 1." Old mailing folds. Very Good.

Cohen, "(born September 30, 1789, in Richmond, Virginia; died April 6, 1869, in Baltimore, Maryland) was a banker, railroad executive, and civic leader who helped win for Jews the right to hold public office in Maryland" [Wikipedia]. He and his colleague, Solomon Etting, won the fight for the "Jew Bill" and, subsequently elected to the Baltimore City Council, became the first Jews elected to public office in Maryland. See the Jewish Encyclopedia entry on Cohen. Item #36120

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