Letter from Robert Stuart to David Leavitt Concerning Accounts and the Canal's OpeningPage Image
Chicago April 10-1848
David Leavitt Esqr.
Dear Sir ,
I have valued on the Am:
Exchange Bank, since my last, as follows viz~
|No 751 Apl 5~1848 fav:||Chas. Oakley||
|" 752 " 10~ ----||Geo: Armour||
|" 753 ------" ------||I.A. Burch & Co.(in duplicate)||10,000. -|
We expect the first Boat, (from Lockport,) in to day -- and in the course of the week, one or more from La Salle, (thro' the whole line) --
I am respy:
Your Ob: Svt.
N.B. On examining your Bank interest a/c: (by request of Capt. Swift,) I find that part of it is made out in accordance with commercial usage i.e. calling 360 days a year; but other parts at 365 days; there are several errors besides, & the dates of several items do not correspond with your a/cs: current -- Please to make out an new & accurate a/c of interest from your Books, & send it while the Trustees shall be here-
I think the difference will be in your favor, if your new a/c: be made out on the basis of 365 days to the year --
Pray lose no time in attending to this