Creator

Date Original

1861 September 19

Description

Bond worth $5.00 issued to Ben T. DuVal. To authenticate the bond, both William Miller, the State Auditor, and Oliver Basham, the State Treasurer signed it. The bond's interest was intended to be drawn upon every six months.

Biographical/Historical Note

During the Civil War, both sides relied upon the method of issuing war bonds to help fund the war effort. Many citizens bought them. However, Confederate bonds would devalue and become worthless by the end of the war.

Transcription

$ - - 5 - - A No. 38282
THE STATE OF ARKANSAS
Five years After 1st July, 1861, promises to pay --- Ben. T. Duval, - - -
or Bearer FIVE Dollars, with interest at
the rate of EIGHT per cent per annum, payable at the Treasury on the 1st of January and July of each year. This will be
receivable at par for State Revenue, for Lands, and any debt due the State, in her own right, or as Trustee.
Countersigned September 19th 1861
W. R. Miller, Auditor O Basham [Treasurer]
J. D. Butler, Print. Lit. Rock
$ 20/100 No 38282
Due 1st July, 1863,
In par funds, being six months interest
on $5
O Basham [Treasurer]
$20/100 No 38282
Due 1st January, 1864,
In par funds, being six months interest
on $5
O Basham [Treasurer]
$20/100 No 38282
Due 1st January, 1865,
In par funds, beign six months interest
on $5
O Basham [Treasurer]
$20/100 No 38282
Due 1st July, 1865,
In par funds, being six months interest
on $5
O Basham [Treasurer]
$20/100 No 38282
Due 1st January, 1866,
In par funds, being six months interest
on $5
O Basham [Treasurer]
$20/100 No 38282
Due 1st July, 1866,
In par funds, being six months interest
$5
O Basham [Treasurer]

Physical Description

1 page handwritten, 6" x 8.75"

Subjects

Civil War; Arkansas; Confederate States of America

Contributor

Basham, Oliver; Miller, William Read

Language

English

Identifier

ASA currency collection

Collection

ASA currency collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas War Bond, ASA currency collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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