Bond certificate between merchants Theodore D. Wagner and William L. Trenholm of Charleston on behalf of John Fraser and Co. And James Robb and Charles T. Lowndes issued in 1868. This item has the signature of Theodore D. Wagner (5 Times) and witnessed by Geo. Reid, and is over 143 years old. Contains the signed contract by Theodore D. Trenholm with the addition of four signed attached coupons. Wagner was a Confederate politician and original signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, Dec. James Robb, a Banker who’s papers are published. Charles T Lowndes Charleston Banker. The office was located at 10 Broad Street. The 1854 hurricane was a violent storm that heavily damaged Charleston with high winds and much flooding. The Lowndes family was one of the wealthier families in Charleston. Charles Lowndes lived at 51 East Bay Street (he bought the house in 1836), one of the largest homes in Charleston. South Carolina seceded from the Union on Dec 20, 1860. Four months later, On April 12, 1861, the first shot of the War of Northern Aggression was fired from the Charleston Battery towards Fort Sumter. From the porches of his home, Charles, Sabina and their children, were able to watch the bombardment of the Fort Sumter. Theodore D Wagner Charleston Banker.  In 1898, Trenholm (then president of the American Surety Company) was elected president of the North American Trust Company. Trenholm attended South Carolina College, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, graduating in 1855. Comptroller of the Currency from 1886 to 1889,  Trenholm, a Confederate Army veteran, was the first Democrat and first Southerner to be appointed Comptroller. Appointed to office by President Grover Cleveland, he was known for the large number of changes he recommended in the banking laws. Some, such as the provision that banks could change name and location without an act of Congress, were adopted. Other recommendations influenced later legislation, including the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. On January 19, 1898, Trenholm (then president of the American Surety Company) was elected president of the North American Trust Company.  In 1899, Trenholm desired to be “free of business cares” and retire, and an election was held for a new president at 100 Broadway. On May 26, 1899, Alvah Trowbridge was elected as the new president of the company, succeeding Trenholm. During the Civil War he led the 19th South Carolina Cavalry battalion and was wounded at Cold Harbor. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Military”. The seller is “civil_war_photos” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Autograph Authentication: Not Authenticated
- Signed: Yes
- Industry: Military