The St. Louis directory and register :
Missouri Bank Directory
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THIS Banking Institution, under the style of
``The President, Directors and Company of the
Bank of Missouri,''—was incorporated by the Legisla-
ture of the Territory, September, 4th 1816, to continue
until the 1st February, 1888. The Banking House
is a very neat brick building, situated No. 6, North
Main-street. The following particulars are extract-
ed from the act of incorporation.

Secsection 2. The capital stock of the said bank shall
be and consist of two hundred and fifty thousand dol-
lars, in shares of one hundred dollars each, exclusive
of such shares as may hereafter be subscribed on the
part of the territory of Missouri. Provided always,
That on the application of the president and directors
of said bank, the then existing legislature may always
extend and increase the amount of stock, capital e-
state and property which said corporation may hold.

Secsection 4. No person shall be a director or presi-
dent of said bank, who is not a citizen of the United
States and of this territory and a stock holder, and a
director ceasing to be a stock holder, shall cease to
be a director. All the directors to be elected shall be
resident of the territory, every stock holder being a
citizen of the United States shall be entitled to vote
at all elections to be holden by the stock holders in
pursuance of the act of incorporation, and shall have
as many votes in proportion to the stock which he
may hoid, as follows, for one share and no exceeding
four shares, one vote each; for every two shares a-
bove four and not exceeding twenty, one vote; for

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every four shares above twenty and not exceeding
forty, one vote; for every six shares above forty and
not exceeding one hundred, one vote; but no person
or persons, bodies corporate or otherwise shall be en-
titled to more than fifty votes: But no stock-holder
shall be permitted to vote who has not held his stock
two calender months prior to the day of election. All
stock-holders living in the county of St. Louis shall
vote in the choice of directors by ballot, in person;
but every stock-holder living out of said county may
vote in person, by ballot or by a written ballot by him
or her subscribed, with his or her name and duly ac-
knowledged before a judge of the court, a justice of
the peace or a notary public, before whom such ac-
knowledgement shall be made; and said ballot shall
by him be sealed up and addressed to the cashier of
the said bank, and transmitted before the time of
election, shall be received and counted in the election.
No person who is not a citizen of the United States,
shall be entitled to a vote in any election of the said
corporation.

General meeting of the stockholders for the election
of Directors.—1st Monday in May, annually.

The President and Directors, shall on the first day
of each session of the Legislature of this Territory,
(or state,) lay before the said Legislature, an account
of the Bank and its funds, which said account shall
be sworn to. Shares are transferable only on the
books at the Bank. Dividends are made half yearly,
on the 1st weeks of April and October. Vacancies by
death or resignation, to be filled by the directors for
the time being. Any number of stock-holders who
shall be proprietors of not less than 500 shares, shall
have power to call a general meeting of the stock-
holders, giving at least sixty days notice.

Secsection 19. And whenever the inhabitants of any
county now established, or which may hereafter be es-
tablished by law in this territory, shall have subscrib-

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ed for stock in the said bank to the amount of forty
thousand dollars, and paid their proportion on that
sum into the bank, a branch bank shall within six
months thereafter be established in such county for
the purpose of discount only, and upon the same
terms and in the same manner as practised at the
bank, and to commit the management of the said of-
ficers and the marking of the said discounts to such
persons under such agreements and subject to such
regulations as they shall deem proper, not being con-
trary to law or the constitution of said bank. And in
each office of discount and deposit, there shall be vest-
ed by the president and directors double the amount
of the stock paid in by the stock-holders of the county
where such bank of discount and deposit shall be es-
tablished; Provided always, That a majority of the
stock holders of said county shall previously by writ-
ing request the establishment of such office of discount
and deposit, and the same shall be had six months be-
fore the time on which it shall be requested to estab-
lish such office of discount and deposit.

The Cashier gives security in a sum not less than
$10,000, and each of the Clerks in a sum not less than
$6,000.—No stock-holder can be appointed, either
cashier or clerk.

Secsection 27. The from and after the passage of this
act. the said Bank of Missouri hereby incorporated,
shall pay specie upon all bills and notes which may
have been or which may hereafter be drawn and
payable by the said Bank of Missouri, or by the pre-
sident and directors and cashier thereof, if there unto
required by the person or persons who may be the
holder of such bill, note or notes, under the penalty of
forfeiting at the rate of five per centum per month,
for each and every month such specie payment may
be refused, in addition to the amount of such bill,
note or notes, to be recovered in a summary way by
motion before any Justice of the Peace, or court hav-

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ing jurisdiction thereof in the name or for the use of
any person or persons who were the owners of said
bill, or note, or notes, at the time they were present-
ed for payment.

Secsection 28. In all suits and actions prosecuted against
the said corporation, it shall be a sufficient service of
all writs, notices or judicial process, to serve the
same upon the president or any of the directors for
the time being.

Secsection 29. If any president, director, officer or
other person holding any share or capital of the said
bank stock, shall commit any fraud or embezzlement,
touching the money or property of the said bank, he
or they shall be liable to be prosecuted in the name of
the United States by indictment, and upon conviction
thereof shall, besides the remedy that may be had by
action in the name of the president and directors of
said Bank of Missouri, for the fraud and embezzle-
ment aforesaid, forfeit to the said company all his
shares and stock in said bank.

Notes for discount must be put in before 2 o'clock,
on Mondays and Thursdays.—Discount days Tues-
days and Fridays. The Bank is open daily except
Sundays—1st January—4th July and Christmas,
from 10 o'clock, a. m. till 2, p. m.

Directors.
Thomas F.Riddick, , President .
JosephPhillipson, ,
ThomasBrady, ,
HenryVonphul, ,
JamesKennerly, ,
MichaelTesson, ,
ThomasHempstead, ,
Thomas H.Benton, , &
Angus L.Langham, .
LewisBompart, , Cashier .
Elias T.Langham, ,
Cabriel P.Cerré, , Clerks .
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Officers of the St. Louis `North Fire
Company' for the year 1821.
Capt.Captain George HKennerly, .
Lt.Lieutenant Jesse G.Lindell, .
Sty. WilsonM`Gunnegle, .
Engineers.
1st. PaulAnderson, .
2d. ElijahBeebe, .
Directors.
1st. David V.Walker, .
2d. ThomasHempstead, .
3d. AlexanderFerguson, ,
4th. EdwardTracy, ,
5th. JohnO'Fallon, ,
6th. C. S.Heinpstead, ,
Axe Men.
CharlesBusseron, ,
JamesClemens, jr.
John R.Guy, ,
JohnSmith, ,
Walter B.Alexander, ,
H.Papin, .
Hook Men.
John L.Prevonchare, ,
DavidMonnastessé, ,
WilliamHempstead, ,
John B.Sarpy, ,
William T. S.Bordon, ,
Paul M.Gratiot, ,
Ladde Men.
J. P. B.Gratiot, .
JamesBaird, .
SamuelSmyth, ,
Elias T.Langham, ,
JamesNagle, ,
GeorgeWallis, .
Property Men.
Risdom H.Price, ,
JohnM`Knight, ,
Bernard G.Farrar, ,
GregoireSarpy, ,
BernardPratte, ,
CharlesWahrend, ,
JeremiahConner, ,
HenryVonphul, ,
PierreChouteau, jr.
ThomasM`Knight, ,
WilliamRector, ,
GabrielPaul, .

The foregoing is a true statements as taken from
the record book of the North Fire Company.

W.M`Gunnegle, , Secretary .

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Officers of the `South Fire Company,'
Elected at the Formation of the Company,
August 1820, for one year.
President.
Samuel R.Ober, .
Vice-President.
John W.Honey, .
Secretary.
Wm.William G.Pettus, .
Treasurer.
JamesIrwin, .
Directors or Engineers.
Robert H.Catherwood, ,
JosephLiggett, ,
Wm.William M.O'Hara, ,
D. C.Boss, ,
JosiahBright, ,
GeorgeYoung, ,
MichaelTesson, ,
Wm.William H.Ashley, ,
Wm.William CarrLane, ,
NathanPaul, ,
JohnNicholson, ,
WilliamRenshaw, .

There are twenty-six private members whose duties
are to act in concert with the foregoing officers, when-
ever called on.

W.Renshaw, , Secretary .

Vice W. G.Pettus, , resigned.

Names of
Coins.
weight. Curr'y of
Va.K.&c.
Curr'y of
Pa.M.&c.
Federal
Value.
dwt.gr. £. S. D. £ S. D. E. D. d. c. m.
English Guinea, 5 6 1 8 0 1 15 0 0 4 6 6 7
French Guinea, 5 5 1 7 6 1 14 6 0 4 6 0 0
Johannes, 18 0 4 16 0 6 0 0 1 6 0 0 0
Half Johannes, 9 0 2 8 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Moidore, 6 18 1 16 0 2 5 0 0 6 0 0 0
Doubloon, 16 21 4 8 0 5 12 6 1 4 9 3 3
Spanish Pistole, 4 6 1 2 0 1 8 0 0 3 7 7 3
French Pistole, 4 4 1 2 0 1 7 6 0 3 6 6 7
French Crown, 19 0 0 6 8 0 8 3 0 1 1 1 0
Spanish Dollar, 17 6 0 6 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 0 0
English Shilling, 3 18 0 1 4 0 1 8 0 0 2 2 2
3 11 0 1 2 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0
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