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1st grouping – Johnson, Frye, & Co. New York engraving of Stephen Girard and a 1785 note for 1917 pounds signed by Stephen Girard. Stephen Girard (1750-1831) was a young Philadelphia philanthropist and slave dealer who acquired considerable land holdings near modern day Phenix City, AL and Columbus, GA. The city of Girard, AL was named after him. In 1923, the cities of Girard and Phenix City were consolidated and retained the name, Phenix City. Engraving of Girard 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" sight, autographed note 3 3/4" x 3 1/4" sight. 2nd grouping – Framed grouping of documents relating to Colonel John Crowell (1780-1846). Crowell was the first and only Territorial Delegate to the 15th Congress. He was first Congressman from the state of Alabama, and President Madison appointed him as the Agent for the Creek Indian Confederacy. He was well known for his race horses. His horse, "John Bascomb," won the "South against the North" race in 1836. The frame documents include an 1843 deed of land to Samuel Benton, deed signed by Crowell, and a December 1846 sale of property from the estate of Colonel John Crowell in Crawford, Russell County, AL. Frame: 28 5/8" x 29 1/4", Sight" 10" x 8" papers. Provenance: The Greene Museum, Phenix City, Alabama. CONDITION: 1st grouping – overall very good condition with the autographed note having a stain over part of Girard's signature. Not examined out of the frame. 2nd item – overall very good condition, not examined out of the frame. Part of the Crowell deed is copied for display purposes.