Chicago: September 13, 1883. Promissary Bank Note SIGNED three times, "Simon B. Buckner" on a partially printed document. 8.5" x 14" with red border and red highlights on completed lines. Transmittal letter is fine with two of the slightest creases at two corners. The envelope is completely in tact minus the right end cut, now lightly frayed with six 2-cent stamps and registered in Chicago. The note and coupon has three folds. The backing is cardboard and the note is attached via three staples at the top. Light dirt smudge at bottom right and three impressions from the staples.
Simon Bolivar Buckner Document Signed, with Transmittal Letter.  One page promissory note, Chicago; September 13, 1883. Promissory note, signed by Buckner, Munfordville, Kentucky, for the amount of $280,000 payable to the Pennsylvania Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in ten years at 5.5% interest per annum, payable semi-annually. The note is marked in pen as paid on August 25, 1897. The back of the document includes a note in pen, dated September 13, 1893, that indicates that the time of payment was extended to September 13, 1897, with the same interest rate and pay schedule.  One page typed letter, 8.25" x 10.75", Chicago, from L. Broadhead, Vice President of Ashland Block Association, to A. J. Alexander, Spring Station, Kentucky, enclosing the canceled note of Buckner, paid in full on August 25, 1897. The letter informed Alexander that the firm was "charging your account on the books of the Ashland Block Association with $287,700, being the amount the note and the last installment of interest."  Canceled postal cover in which Ashland Block Association sent canceled note to Alexander.  A bank draft, 7.75" x 2 7/7", from the Deposit Bank of Frankfort, 7.75" x 2 7/8", October 31, 1901, from Alexander for $35 payable to R.B. Wilson. The draft is signed by Wilson.
Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) was an American soldier and politician who fought for the U.S. Army in the Mexican-American War and as a general for the Confederate army in the Civil War. After the Civil War, Buckner served as the 30th governor of his native state of Kentucky. In 1896 he ran for the vice presidency on John M. Paimer's Gold Democrats ticket. His son and namesake from his second marraige rose to the rank of 4-Star General, posthoumsly, in WWII and died in the waning days of the war on the beach of Okinawa. The documents have the usual folds, but otherwise are in fine condition. Item #600
“Whatever may be a man’s creed or form of worship, when he dies for a principle, he has displayed the quality upon which all religions are built, that of faith. These men who now lie silently beneath the soil have found a soldier’s resting place showing faith in their country, faith in their cause, and faith in God." Simon B. Buckner Jr. (Son).