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Title: Sierra Grande Mining Company (Benjamin Shoemaker) to Walt Whitman, 20 March 1883

Date: March 20, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05677

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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The Sierra Grande Mining Company of Lake Valley, New Mexico.

Transfer Office,
18 Exchange Building.
March 20th, 1883.

Dividend No. 6.1

The Board of Directors have this day declared a dividend (Number 6) of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), being twenty-five cents per share, payable at the Transfer Office of the Company on and after April 2d, 1883, to the stockholders then of record. Transfer books close on March 24th, at 3 P.M., and reopen April 3d, at 10 A. M.

By order
Benjamin H. Shoemaker, President
Attest:—Geo. L. Smedley, Sec.


1. See the letter from Robert Pearsall Smith to Whitman of February 23, 1883, detailing the transferral of the referenced certificate of stock from Smith to his "friend" Whitman for remainder of the poet's life "may the which be in a far distant future!" [back]


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