[Proxy Solicitation for Dividend No. 4 of the East Boston Company, dated April 4, 1850].

Boston: n.p., 1850. 1 pp. First edition. A very good copy of this self-mailer, sealing wax present, small chip to blank. Item #27528

Addressed to Sam G. Rea, Salem, Mass. with 5 cent cancel postmarked Boston April 6 [1850]. An attempt to solicit the owners of Dividend 4 to then petition the East Boston Company to extend the deadline for land acquisition along the Wharves as the value of the land was expected to grow rapidly with the arrival of the Grand Junction railroad and water from Lake Cochituate. The committee was headed by Albert Bowker (most likely the Treasurer of the East Boston Savings Bank), Samuel O. Mead (financier from Weymouth), and Joshua Bates (financier who shortly funded the start of the Boston Public Library).

Price: $20.00