United States of America, State of New York. SS. On the eighth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight…
1848 legal protest of non-payment of a note drawn on the Exchange & Banking House, New Orleans; with original bill of exchange
Legal instrument protest signed by John Neilson, Jr., Notary Public, at the request of Messrs. Corning & Co. This latter firm presented a bill of exchange for $1000, originally issued on the Exchange & Banking House of New Orleans by Martin & Co. of that city, but payment was refused.
The actual bill of exchange is affixed to the notarized instrument of protest. The bill of exchange was to have been charged to the firm of J.S. Lake & Co. of New York who are specifically named in the protest.
Corning & Co. protest “...against the Drawers Acceptors and Endorsers of the said Bill of Exchange…” Notes of endorsement of the verso of the bill include Isaiah D. Fuller; payees E.A. Koening[?], L.L Rowly[?], and Jordan R. Moore; and, finally, Corning an[d] Co.
Docketing on the instrument of protest dated April 12, 1849 indicate that $300 was received of Martin & Co. “in full;” or 30¢ on the dollar. This docketing is signed by Isaiah D. Fuller, a New Orleans slaveholder.
Description: United States of America, State of New York. SS. On the eighth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight…
New York, May 8, 1848. p. Document Signed. 9¾ x 8 inches. Partly printed; with notarial seal; contemporary docketing. Folds; minor wear; some foxing; good. [plus, affixed thereon with wax:] New Orleans, February 25, 1848. p. Bill of Exchange; signed and endorsed. 3¾ x 8 inches. Partly printed; contemporary annotations. Folds; ink burn with some losses; good.