The Saint Louis directory for the years 1854-5 :
Steamboat book-keeping.

From the simplicity of tho practical forms now in use
for Cash Book, Freight Book, Passage Book, &c.—the
limited variety of transactions and uniform manner of
adjusting cacti respective Trip’s work, in the ordinary
routine, consequent upon doing a cash business exclusive-
ly—many have been led to suppose Steamboat Book-