US MILITARY DEPOSITARY CHECK of 1905, HAND SIGNED by MAJOR & PAYMASTER, J.K. KELEHER

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US MILITARY DEPOSITARY CHECK of 1905, HAND SIGNED by MAJOR & PAYMASTER, J.K. KELEHER

This United States bank had been designated by the Secretary of the Treasury as an official depositary to hold U.S. Government funds

Pictured on the right of the Check is Edwin M Stanton the Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln, who also took charge of the Scene at Ford’s Theater.

Coincidence of Date – 1905; Japanese victory over Russia treaty negotiated by President Theodore Roosevelt, with Russia ceding the Sakhalin Islands along with rail & port rights in Chinese Manchuria