Beautiful stock certificate from the Kentucky Mining and Manufacturing Company issued in 1857. This historic document was printed by W. H. Arthur and Company, Liberty, New York and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of a old miner, steamboat and a train. This item has the signatures of the Company’s President, John Tucker and Secretary, John Henry Goodell and is over 166 years old. The certificate has folds from storage and is in nice condition. The certificate was issued to Amil E. Goodell.
Kentucky Mining and Manufacturing Company,” by an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, entitled, an act to incorporate the “ Kentucky Mining and Manufacturing Company,” approved the 28th day of February, A. D. 1854, is hereby extended, and granted, and conferred upon the “Union Mining and Manufacturing Company" hereby incorporated, in like manner and to the same extent as the same is by the aforesaid act conferred upon the Kentucky Mining and Manufacturing Company.
§ 2. The first election of Directors of this company shall be held at such time and place, within the United States, as any three of the incorporators named in this act, or their assigns, shall name and determine; and the capital stock of this company shall consist of the like amount, and be divided into the like number of shares, and the like denomination, as is provided for the aforesaid Kentucky Mining and Manufacturing Company in the act incorporating the same, hereinbefore referred to; and this company shall have the same right and power to borrow or obtain any sum or sums of money thereafter convertable in whole or in part into the stick of this company; and this company shall be subject to the like reservations to the Legislature, relating to the alteration, amendment, or repeal of the charter, as is contained in the aforesaid act incorporating the Kentucky Mining and Manufacturing Company, and the same are hereby extended to and made a part of this act, with like force and virtue: Provided, That so much of said act as relates to the exercising any ferry right or franchise is not extended to nor made applicable to this company.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately after its final passage, and the incorporators named in the first section of this act.
The company was involved in the bituminous coal lands upon the waters of the Big Sandy River in Kentucky.