1871 Salary Check Autographed by A. Oakley Hall, as New York City mayor, Boss Tweed’s Ring member.
Abraham Oakey Hall (1826 – 1898) was elected twice as New York City mayor, on the Tammany Hall ticket, and serving 1869 to 1862. The 1870
New York City charter, written by “Boss” William Marcy Tweed and his cohorts, enabled their siphoning of the city’s treasury.
Here, “Elegant Oakey” signs a “Salaries Judicial” check in 1871 on the National Broadway Bank to George W. Reid, a Subpoena Clerk in the District Attorney’s office. The check is also autographed by city comptroller, Richard B. “Slippery Dick” Connolly, an inner circle Tweed Ring member.
Description: 1871 Salary Check Autographed by A. Oakley Hall, as New York City mayor, Boss Tweed’s Ring member.
[New York:] The new York Printing Co., 1871. Lithographed and illustrated check. 4 x 8½ inches. Near fine.