Original Author: United States Department of the Treasury
Created: December 2, 1869
Medium: Manuscripts/Texts, Government bond
Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company Stock Certificate
This stock certificate in the sum of $100 was issued by the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad during the era when former Confederate general William Mahone was president of the company. It was made out to Willis P. Bocock on December 2, 1869, with the promise to be paid out with 8 percent interest on July 1, 1880. As the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company went bankrupt after the panic of 1873, it is unlikely that Bocock made much profit from his investment.