Documents Signed by William Marcy “Boss” Tweed
TWEED, William Marcy “Boss” (1823-1878). Infamous American politician, by holding a series of important offices in New York City. He was able to organize the notorious “Tweed Ring”. He gained control of the corrupt Tammany Hall political organization of the Democratic Party. He was charged with corruption dramatized by Thomas Nast’s powerful cartoons. Fascinating partly printed document signed as Street Commissioner of Lamps and Gas, The City of New York, December 10, 1868 issued to A & G Brandon. Approval to install 588 glass street signs to be placed in street lamps from 14th to 125th streets.. He also authorizes the payment. At this time Tweed’s associates were A. Oakey Hall, Mayor of New York City and Richard B. Connolly, Comptroller.
And By two members of the Infamous “Tweed Ring”
Which Bilked New York City Out of Tens of
Millions of Dollars Between the Years 1865-1871
HALL, A. Oakey. Mayor of new York City and CONNOLLY, Richard B. Comptroller.
Partly printed document signed, New York, August 31, 1870. Pay order to Mary Flynn for cleaning Tax Offices. Signed by Hall and Connolly. Tweed and his associates were indicted in 1871. Tweed was imprisoned but escaped in 1875 to Cuba then onto Spain. He returned in 1876 and empoisoned where he died in jail. A very fine combination of documents and signatures....................$350.00