Beautifully engraved certificate from the Franklin Turn Pike Company issued
in 1849. This historic document has an
ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President and Secretary and is
over 154 years old. The Franklin Turn Pike Company was founded in 1829 in Franklin County, Tennessee.The certificate measures 5 by 7 3/4 inches.
The Turnpike Company charged the following tolls in 1846:
Ten cents for every twenty head of sheep or hogs, twenty-five cents for every head of neat or horned cattle, three cents for every horse or mule not employed in drawing a carriage, twenty-five cents for every four-wheel carriage, twelve and one half cents for every two-wheel riding carriage, twenty-five cents for every loaded wagon and twelve and one half cents for every empty wagon, six and one fourth cents for every man and horse, and six and one fourth cents for every hogshead of tobacco. The tolls were to be applied to the finishing and the completing of the turnpike.
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