Billhead: “Bought of Roswell Hart, Dealer in Coal. Office, South Sophia, neat Cor. of Buffalo Street.”
Description: Roswell Hart, dealer in coal, billhead is signed at the bottom “R Hart”. Roswell Hart (August 4, 1824 – January 27, 1883) was a politician, lawyer and businessman from Rochester, New York. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1865-1867) and later was superintendent of the Railway Mail Service in New York and Pennsylvania (1869-1876). George S. Riley (1822-1919) was a prominent land owner and citizen in Rochester.
Condition: One vertical and horizontal fold crease, other smaller creases, and some soiling and discoloration.