Baltimore, Maryland: 1836. Very Good. Item #13422
Jacob Cohen (1789-1869) was a banker, railroad executive and civic leader who helped win for for Maryland Jews the right to hold public office in the "Free" State. He and his colleague, Solomon Etting, won the fight for the "Jew Bill" and, subsequently elected to the Baltimore City Council, became the first Jews elected to public office in Maryland.
Folio sheet folded to four pages with printed letterhead at top and manuscript invoice on first page. Inner pages blank. Addressed in manuscript ink to E. Beatty Esq. of Hagerstown, Md
A fine piece of Maryland Judaica, perfect for framing and display! This piece measures approximately 15" X 10" unfolded and contains two imperfections where the seal had been broken to open the document back in 1836.