United States of America: State of Mississippi, to wit: By This Public Instrument of Protest…
1838 legal protest of non-payment of a note drawn on the Planters’ Bank of the State of Mississippi, at Vicksburg
Legal instrument of protest signed by Alexander H. Arthur, Notary Public for the Office of the Planters’ Bank of the State of Mississippi at Vicksburg.
Arthur declares that he presented a bank note for $267.73 to the Planters’ Bank and that the teller there “...refused to pay the same, saying that the drawers not accepted [sic] had made no deposit of funds for that purpose.” Arthur’s formal protest was made on behalf of “Robert Riddle, Esq., Cashier and holder of the original Note.” A copy of this note, signed by H.G. Bankston and Wm. Burton, is copied out at the bottom of the document. The note had been originally issued to the firm Jennings & Drone. Docketing on the verso mentions “Damages $214.23.”
In addition to being a notary, Alexander H. Arthur was, at some point, the editor of the Vicksburg Tri-Weekly Whig a director of the Southern Railroad Company, and a member of the Vicksburg city council.
An early Mississippi banking item and legal instrument.
Description: United States of America: State of Mississippi, to wit: By This Public Instrument of Protest…
Vicksburg, Mississippi, March 3, 1838. p. Document Signed. 10 x 8 inches. Partly printed; contemporary docketing. Folds; minor wear; some foxing; good.