Sunday, March 10, 2013

Gilbert M. Speir

Regulars have likely noticed the lack of posts or more substantive posts over the past week or so.  The last two posted entries I have now taken down as they went up in error.  I have been on a 16 hour a day pace for about the last 10 days and have not had a literal minute to get to the web site.  So sorry about the lack of new material.  

As some of you know, I live and work in Kenya, where national elections were held on March 4, and the announcement of a putative winner was made yesterday.  Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the first president of Kenya, won a first round victory on the strength of 50.07 margin.  However, there were more than 100,000 votes in dispute at the time of the announcement, and legal challenges are beginning at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, especially since the .07 is on the strength of only 8000 votes  For the international community, the drama is increased by the fact that Kenyatta is now under indictment for Crimes Against Humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for organizing violence during the last elections in 2007.  

As for today''s entry, I don't know much about Gilbert Speir save for that he adjudicated and oversaw legal property transactions.  But the piece is cool, with the 1, 5 and $10 stamps.



G. M. SPEIR,
JUN
7
1901
62 WALL ST. N.Y.

Langlois scans




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