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Mohawk & Hudson Railroad Co. & Lawrenceburgh and Indianapolis Rail-Road Co. Stock Certificates ca. 1

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Mohawk & Hudson Railroad Co. & Lawrenceburgh and Indianapolis Rail-Road Co. Stock Certificates ca. 1
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New York. Pair of railroad stock certificates. 1) Lawrenceburgh & Indianapolis Rail-Road Co., 1834 Unissued Stock Certificate, Image of old fashioned train car at top, VF-XF condition with minor stains. 2) Mohawk & Hudson Railroad Co., 25 Shares issued Certificate, Black print on large certificate with all pertinent information at top right. Signed by Jacob Little. Jacob Little (March 17, 1794 _ March 28, 1865) was an early 19th-century Wall Street investor and the first and one of the greatest speculators in the history of the stock market, known at the time as the "Great Bear of Wall Street". Through his great financial foresight Little amassed an enormous fortune, becoming one of the richest men in America and one of the leading financiers on Wall Street in the 1830s and 1840s, but his speculative activities irritated his peers and earned him few admirers. Little lost and remade his legendary fortune multiple times before losing it for good in 1857; although a great many owed him enormous debts, he was a generous creditor and never collected them, and at his deathbed in 1865 Little was penniless. Although well-known on the stock market in his time, he was quickly forgotten after his death, and today has been relegated to relative obscurity.