Beautiful stock certificate from the Hollis Granite Company issued in 1833. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a working quarry. This item has the hand signatures of the Company's President, John Neal and Treasurer, William Cutter.
AN ACT to incorporate the Hollis Granite Company. Approved March 18, 1836. Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in egislature assembled, That John Neal, William Cutter, Name of Corpoianiel Winslow, George W. Cooley, Winslow H. Puringon, Henry Butman and John Kingsbury, their associates, . successors and assigns, be and they hereby are created a Corporation, by the name of the Hollis Granite Company, for the purpose of quarrying manufacturing and dealing in Granite and other Stone upon their own land in the County of York, and of exporting the same to market, with power to hold and manage real and personal estate, not exceeding at any one time, three hundred thousand dollars. And said Corporation shall be vested with all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the restrictions and liabilities, now in force by the existing laws of this State regulating Corporations, and the provisions of an Act upon the same subject, passed sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six--and said Company are also empowered to construct and maintain such Railways on their own land for the transportation of their Stone to Saco River, as they may deem necessary. History from Wikipedia and OldCompany.com (old stock certificate research service)