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NORTH-WEST LAND COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; OFFICE-- NO. 82 DEARBORN STREET, - - - ONE DOOR NORTH OF POST OFFICE. ORGANIZED UNDER THE GENERAL INCORPORATION LAW OF ILLINOIS, AND ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSACTING ALL BUSINESS CONNECTED WITH REAL ESTATE.
1856?], [Chicago.: 1856 - Folio sheet, folded to 8" x 10". [1], [3 blank] pp. Signed in type at the end by Jas. M. Davis, President; and Benj. T. Ingraham, Agent and Secretary. At the bottom is a list of 'References': Stephen A. Douglas, Senator Jesse Bright, James Shields, Sidney Breese, Congressman Washburne of Galena, and other luminaries. A bit of shallow edge wear, Very Good. The Company is discussed in the Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal for April 23, 1856: The President, James M. Davis, "is widely known in Illinois, and having been for years, the Register of the Land Office at Vandalia, he possesses rare qualifications for the direction of such a company." Benjamin Ingraham "is precisely the man for the place," having worked at the U.S. Land Department in Washington and as Secretary of the Land Department at the Illinois Central Railroad. The Journal touts the Company's expertise, "having agents in every County in the Western and North-Western States" who are "kept apprised of desirable cultivated or choice Government lands." The Company advises, "There are millions of acres of fine Land yet in market, quite as desirable for farms or for speculation as any which has yet been sold-- in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska." The Company is available "to associations or individuals , who wish to purchase lands in large quantities, for a Colony, or for a site for a Town." Not in Byrd, Graff, Ante-Fire Imprints. Not located on OCLC, or the online sites of the Newberry, U Chicago, U of IL, AAS, Boston Athenaeum, NYPL, as of June 2015. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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