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    1819 Auguste Aristide Chouteau-Issued Note Negotiable at the Bank of St. Louis

    (Missouri Territory) - Auguste Aristide Chouteau Promissory Note for $110.00 "... negotiable at the Bank of St. Louis ..." St. Louis June 10, 1819. Fine to Very Fine.
    A second note issued by Auguste Chouteau's eldest son, Auguste Aristide. Interestingly, this is from the period the Bank of Missouri (of which the elder Auguste was president) was open, but negotiable down the street at the Bank of St. Louis, perhaps indicating an estrangement between father and son. Hand accomplished in English. A short-term note for twenty days. The banks were becoming insolvent due to land speculations and in the case of the Bank of St. Louis, fraud. The other payable is interesting, but the payee likely had accounts at both banks. Laid paper, 19.0 cm by 10.5 cm. Vertical style docket. The condition is excellent. It has solid paper without splits, and is very nicely penned and styled, with the denomination numerals at upper left. A very rare and important Bank of St. Louis-payable piece.


    $110 St Louis Jun 10th 1819
    [Due and undecipherable notation at top]

    Twenty Days after Date I Promes to Pay
    Wm. Easdale or ordore [order] the Sum of
    one Hundered and Ten Dollors for valau [value]
    Received Paceable [payable] and negoseble at the
    Bank of St Louis without Dfalcation
    Witness Thomas [S.?] Bellows Augte A Chouteau



    C. Chouteau
    Wm. Easdale

    [Mme?] M. Chouteau

    62 [at opposite end]
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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