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Wood & Hughes Antique Coin Silver Presentation Hot Milk Jug, New York City, c. 1862


This wonderful piece of silver was made by the New York company of Wood & Hughes. With a flaring shell spout and anchor finial, this beautiful piece was presented to the Reverend George B. Cheever, a well known clergyman, author and abolitionist. It is inscribed on the front:
Presented
to
Geo. B. Cheever, D.D.
by
HIS COLORED FRIENDS
As a small token of their high
regard for him as a faithful
Minister of the Gospel, and
the fearless Advocate of Liberty
to the oppressed Slave.
New York, Jan. 1862
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