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Sale 98: The Transportation Sale

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Railroad Advertising and Collateral

Lot 4594    

(New York & Harlem Railroad) 1831 (Dec.) Law Authorizing the New York & Harlem Railroad, two-page original document titled "A Law, To Authorise the New-York and Harlem Rail Road Company to Construct their Rail Way", pages taped together, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

When rail roads were first introduced into the the U.S.A. they were short in length and were regulated by State and in some circumstances by City Councils. The initial 4½ miles of the New York & Harlem Rail Road was authorized by an act approved by the Mayor of New York on December 22nd 1831.

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