The Saint Louis directory,for the year 1842 ... with a sketch of the city of Saint Louis ..

Per Cent.
On sales of Merchandise or Produce, 5
On Sales of Lead,
Guarantee of Sales, on time,
For purchasing and Shipping Merchandise or Produce, with Funds
in hand, on the aggregate cost and charges,
For accepting Drafts or endorsing Notes or Bills of Exchange,
without Funds, Produce or Bills of Lading in hand,
For Cash advances, in all cases, even with Produce or Bills of
Lading, (and interest from date,)
For Shipping to another market, Produce or Merchandise, upon
which Advances have been made,
For negotiating Drafts or notes, as Drawer or Endorser,
On Sale or purchase of Stocks, 1
On Sale or purchase of Boats, without guarantee,
For procuring Freights, on the amount of freight, 5
" chartering boats,
" collecting freights or accounts,
" collecting delayed and litigated accounts, 5
" Collecting dividends on stocks, ½
" adjusting insurance losses,
" receiving and remitting moneys from which no other remu-
neration is derived,
" effecting insurance, when the premium amounts to forty dol-
lars, or less,
$2 00
" effecting insurance, when the premium exceeds forty dollars
on the amount of premium,
On outfits and disbursements,

☞The above commissions to be exclusive of storage, brokerage,
and every other charge actually incurred.

The risk of loss by fire, unless insurance be ordered, and of robbery,
theft, and other unavoidable occurrences, if the usual care be taken to
secure the property, is, in all cases, to be borne by the proprietors of the

Interest to be charged, at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, on all
debts after maturity, until paid.