Sunday, October 30, 2011

Silver Plate to Judge John Vanderbilt - 1852

Welcome to 1852! For some reason this story warranted publication in at least 3 newspapers.

PRESENTATION---UNEXPECTED TOKEN---Judge Vanderbilt, who appeared in our streets yesterday, fresh from his contest with Sen. Schoonhoven, has met with a very unexpected token of regard from the directors of the Coney Island Plank Road, who presented him this morning, through a Committee, (L.D. Cowan & Electus B. Litchfield) a splendid service of silver plate. Mr. Cowan addressed the Senator on the occasion, and he made an appropriate reply. Judge Vanderbilt was the first President of the Company. The workmanship is by W. S. Wood, 367 Broadway. The following inscription is on all the pieces:--
Presented to the
Hon. John Vanderbilt,


--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Tuesday, February 17, 1852

A very beautiful service of plate was presented this morning to Hon. John Vanderbilt, by the Coney Island Plank Road Company, through a Committee composed of L. D. Coney and E. D. Litchfield, Esquires. The service consists of four pieces.

--New-York Daily Tribune, February 18, 1852

The New York Times also reports Hon. John Vanderbilt, president of the Coney Island Plank Road Company, was presented with a "service of plate."

--New York Times, February 18, 1852

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