Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives and Court of Claims Volume 1

Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives and Court of Claims Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...excepts. Gouverneur S. Bibby.--Was Cashier of P. Oflice in New York, from 1833 to 1836. I paid drafts No. 578, 960, by the P. O. Department, on Mr. Gouverneur, the Postmaster at New York, in favor of defendant; they were put away with other drafts, and destroyed by the burning of the New York Post Ofl%ce, in December, 1835. They were sent to the ll' on. Bank for collection; we took them up; drafts were sent on for 10,000 dollars, when we had not half the money, and we had to run about and get the money. The instructions in relation to them, were sent to Mr. Gouverneur. Samuel L. Gouverneur.---Was Postmaster at New York, from 1829 to 1836. Query.--Were items No. 53 to 60 claimed by me as credits on the trial of the U. States vs. me, in New York? Objected. Both sides mistaken, the question, which is whether the payment of these drafts by Gouverneur, creates a charge vs. defendant. Objection overruled. These accounts were paid by me; but don't know as they were the drafts as stated in this printed. My entry is----paid J. K. drafts: not saying on whom. The 3d 2,000 were paid by the order, and special instructions to pay on their own account; they were drawn on the faith of a draft of their own, accepted by themselves--drawn on their own credit. This paper had not as good credit as Mr. Reeside. Post Ofiice Department would draw and accept drafts; but not being able to negotiate them for the want of credit, they would then borrow Reeside's draft to raise money on them, to take up their own acceptances. That was the case with these three drafts; they come through the Patriotic Bank. H. B.--This was a very common practice not confined to these drafts. The items 334, 50 is the balance of some of these drafts--57, 8, 9-60; more

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  • English
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  • 9781236804389