CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA LOAN. NO. 1844. AUTHORIZED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS, C.S.A. OF AUGUST 19, 1861. ON THE FIRST DAY OFJULY 1881 THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA WILL PAY TO THE BEARER OF THIS BOND ... THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH INTEREST THEREON FROM THIS DATE ... AT THE RATE OF EIGHT PER CENT PER ANNUM, ON SURRENDER OF THE ANNEXED WARRANTS OR COUPONS.

Richmond: B. Duncan, 1862. Folio broadside bond. 3-1/2" x 17-1/2." Elegantly engraved, with a portrait of C.G. Memminger. Thirty-three of thirty-six coupons attached. The bond is signed in ink by Charles Jones, Acting Register of the Treasury. Fine.

A Charleston lawyer and legislator, Christopher Gustavus Memminger generally acted as a restraining force on enthusiastic Carolina nullifiers and secessionists. But in 1860, after Lincoln's election, he "was an active member of the secession convention of South Carolina" [DAB]. He was the first Confederate Secretary of the Treasury. Item #38644

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