2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/20/2024
Document 4pp., 8" 14" preprinted for a sale March 25, 1863 (although this document is April 24, 1866) for $7250. The property is described on the 1st page. On page 2 is an affixed Federal Tax Stamp which reads "The Stamp Duty on this instrument is estimated on the value of the normal amount in lawful money of the United States and nominal amount having been proved to have been in so-called "Confederate Treasury Notes". George Walton Williams (1820-1903) was a prominent Charleston merchant, banker, railroad executive, and civil servant. The History of Banking in South Carolina from 1712-1900 includes this description of Williams: "at the breaking out of the War between the States we find Mr. Williams at the head of two of the largest commercial houses in the South, an Alderman of the City of Charleston, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee…; director of the Bank of South Carolina, and also two railroad companies…" Charleston mayor Charles Macbeth sent a delegation led by Aldermen W. H. Gilliland and George W. Williams to greet Bennett's 21st Regiment United States Colored Infantry and request their assistance after chaos and fires ensued in the wake of the Confederate Army's departure from Charleston. Williams was later appointed by the state legislature to procure supplies for Confederate soldiers' families and was put in charge of procuring food and provisions for Charleston, even as the city changed hands from Confederate to Federal control.
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Property Transfer to George W. Williams

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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