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(national Banks)
( J a n .21 , 1 9 1 3 )
State

Number

Capital

Surplus

Deposits

6 ,0 4 2 ,9 9 5
3 ,3 0 5 ,9 7 7
9 , 447,410
1 ,6 8 0 ,2 0 4
2 , 269,750

49 , 825,698

Alabavaa
9$
Florida
$1
Georgia
11?
M ississippi
34
South Carolina
48
East & M id.Tenn.* 73

1 0 , 3 20 ,10 0
6 , 605,000
1 5 , 168,500
3 , 485,000
6 , 465,000
9 , 063,3 33

3 , 8 3 0 ,3 7 6

4 0 ,6 4 5 ,8 0 6
6 3 .8 9 3 .1 5 9
1 7 ,9 4 5 ,5 9 3
2 9 ,5 9 3 ,8 0 0
5 3 ,4 2 9 ,3 4 2

Total

51*106,933

2 6 ,5 7 6 .7 1 2

2 5 5 , 333,400

413

Capital to Reserve
Bank @ 6%

9 8 1,7 8 5
594,658

Deposits to Reserve
Bank @

1.476,95+

2 ,4 9 1 ,2 8 4
2 , 032,290
3 , 194,657

77 3.62 2

2 .6 7 1 .4 6 7

3 09.912
524,085

4 ,6 6 1 ,0 1 6

897.279
1 , 479,690

1 2 , 766,667

’ Tennessee estimated at twoQthirds
(E lig ib le State Banks)
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
M ississippi
South Carolina
East & M id.Tenn.
Tptal

171
102
403

1 1 , 935.680

9 .7 2 1 ,3 7 0
3 , 896,950
4 . 000,000

9 5 ,8 4 1 ,0 0 0
4 7 ,2 4 0 ,9 9 0
4 8 ,2 8 5 ,5 0 0
3 3 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0

1 ,3 0 3 .3 3 5
4 ,7 9 2 ,0 5 0
2 ,3 6 2 ,0 4 9
2 ,4 1 4 ,2 7 5
1 , 650.000

4 2 ,1 5 4 ,1 5 0

2 8 4 ,7 3 4 ,1 9 0

7 ,2 5 3 .1 2 4

1 4 , 236,709

•144

1 ,2 2 5

7 8 ,7 3 1 ,2 7 0

195
210

1 ,715.000

1 ,2 4 6 ,7 2 2
4 9 1 ,j4 2
2 ,4 o l ,8 0 7
1 .2 7 6 ,3 9 6
99 6.65 7
84 0,00 0

.3 .156,830

'Tennessee estimated at twofrthirds




34,300^000

5 ,6 5 6 ,4 0 0
2 6 , 873,290
1 1 , 551,900
1 2 ,7 1 4 ,0 0 0
1 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0

2 ,5 3 5 .9 7 0

26 , 066,700

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings

NUMBER AND RESOURCES OF BANKS IN PROPOSED SOUTHEASTERN REGION
Consisting of Alabama, Florida, Georgia* M ississip p i, South
Carolina, East and Middle Tennessee,

Relation of capital and reserves to amount of money borrowed in the southeastern region
at the "peak" of the crop^moving season; also relation of amount 'borrowed within
the region to amount borrowed from without the region.
Amount National
Banks Owed on
O c t .21,1913

2 , 9 2 5 ,6 3 1
2 , 616 ,8 55

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
South Carolina
♦East & M id.Tenn.

5*823,816
1 , 507*198
3*5 60,3 22
2 ,5 6 4 ,2 2 2

Total

1 8 ,9 9 8 ,0 4 4

Amount a ll state
Banks Owed on L at­
est available date

Amount In eligib le
State Banks Owed
on same dates

Date
O c t .2 1 , 1 9 1 3

6 , 296,900

If

3»113*073

O

1 , 668,000

5 0 , 797,4 88

Amount National
and eligib le state
banks owed

2 ,4 6 2 ,5 5 5
1 ,2 8 8 ,1 1 4
5 ,0 5 1 ,4 2 5
2 ,3 8 6 ,0 6 0
1 ,3 4 5 ,0 9 7
602.363

3 . 834,345
1 , 824,959
2 1 , 572,272
2 , 926,783
6 , 437.878
- 1 . 065,637

6 , 759.976
4 ,4 4 1 .8 1 4
2 7 . 396.088
4 ,4 3 3 ,9 8 1
9 , 998.200

* * ♦ 3 .1 3 5 .6 1 4

3 7 , 661.874

5 6 , 659.9 18

H

S e p .1 2 , 1 9 1 3
J u n .1 8 , 1 9 1 3
O c t .2 1 , 1 9 1 3
"Ja n . 6 ,1 9 1 4

* 2 6 , 6 2 3,6 97
5 , 3 1 2 ,84 3
7 , 7 8 2 ,9 7 5

Amount E lig ib le
State Banks Owed
on same dates

3 , 629.8 59

♦This amount on D e c .3 ,1 9 1 3 had been reduced t o $ 4 , 8 1 1 , 926 , a reduction of $ 2 1 , 8 1 1 . 9 2 6 in less than 90 days
♦Tennessee estimated at two-thirds
"F irst and only call by Tennessee Banking D e p t .,

established J a n .l ,l § 1 4

**Amount borrowed by in eligible state banks (1 ,2 4 0 in number) estimated on basis of total borrowed by a ll state Tanks
and in ratio of capital of in eligible banks to capital of eligible banks
Amount National
and eligib le state
banks borrowed
Alabama
6 ,7 5 9 ,9 7 6
Florida
4 ,4 4 1 ,8 1 4
Georgia
2 7 ,3 9 6 ,0 8 8
M ississippi
4,433>981
South Carolina
9 *9 9 8 ,2 0 0
t*East & Mid Tenn 3 ,6 2 9 ,8 5 9
Total

5 6 , 6 5 9 ,9 1 8

*Tennessee estimated at two-thirds
Continued on next page.



Amount Borrowed
in the region

Amount Borrowed
Outside the region

2 , 703,991
1 . 776,726
1 0 , 363,400
1.773.59 3
3 , 999,280 .
1 , 451,9 4 4

4 . 055,985
2 , 665,088
1 7 , 032,688
2 , 660,388
5 , 998.920
2 , 177,915

2 2 , 068,934

3 4 . 590,984

Atlanta Banks loaned $ 5 ,1 8 1 ,7 0 0 to other banks in the region during the f a l l of 1§13« It is assumed that Savannah, Macon
and the other cities of Georgia combined, loaned as much as Atlanta did, giving a total of # 1 0 ,3 6 3 ,4 0 0 borrowed from
Georgia banks by other banks within the region* By assuming that the same ratio prevailed throughout the region, the
foregoing table is the result*

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
M ississippi
South Carolina
East & Mid Tenn.
Total

w

Amount with Reserve
Agents by National
Banks, Oct, 2 1 , 1913

Amount National
Banks Owed
Oct. 21, 1913

6 ,9 5 9 ,9 5 5
3 ,3 6 6 ,2 8 5
8 ,8 7 3 ,6 5 1
1,855-<W3
2 , 919*981
5 ,1 5 8 ,0 1 4

2 ,9 2 5 .6 3 1

x s r,

Tennessee estimated at two-thirds.




,
,

2 616,855
5 823,816
1 ,5 0 7 ,1 9 8
3 ,5 6 0 ,3 2 2
2 ,5 6 4 .2 2 2
TH799B734T*

National Banks had
With Other Banks
With Reserve Agents
In Checks and cash items
Oct. 21, 1913.

13,17 7,8 33

8 ,041,517

18 , 321,180
3,176,394
7 ,5 17 .17 6

1 0 .9 1 9 ,3 0 1
T l t i g f t t o l "”

Amount Owed By Nation­
al and eligible state
banks at nearest
approximate date
6 , 759,976
4 ,^ 4 1 ,8 1 4

.

27 396,088
4 ,4 3 3 ,9 8 1
9 ,9 9 8 ,2 0 0

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings

continued from preceding page

R ep rod uced from the U nclassified

I D eclassified H oldings of the N ational A rchives

mmu
m a m m m m s m m m im
w-ra a m m m m m m at A $ u m A .
j

m xm

Tho contribution ijy Goorgla to tho Jtoaorro Basic in tho fouthofteteni
ttoottoa of

States will

Isurtor than that of au^ other tint*

i& t&o sdctloxi*
ifotional Bank iioport# for January 131 1914*

Capital
&
3arplna.
#

iJcor^iAi ■
***
ASgbatm, ^
Florida, 3tai»a*#©f Hiftoloalppl, *
Sew Orlwma, *
Tat&l, ■
**
South 'Oarftlifca*
X#tttn**y, *
fatal A ll. *
Hot only

SsLJmM&lMssfo

24,616,910.
16,563,098
9,910,977
19,340,666
0,165,204

$

1,476,984.
981,786.
894,688*
X#l£0*453.
509,912.

a o tSs^m .
8,734,780
19^»1.00Q
l S ^ 6 l ‘601.

4,827,542.
B&4,0«S»
6,431,$87.

has Goorgia th*

twOilng oapltal of ffa*

• f tha r«£l#n„ bat Atlanta ha* mero Hatioaal banking oapital thaa fifly alt?

la tfe» r«cl«u
fr«B 3ti%i#aBl Ba*k iioperta Ausiajy
Capital
£

1$*

m xnm a
..

M im t *
Loolsfill©
Kif 0rl®8A®
^IxTzuI^puB!
ChattRftOOga
tanearlll* '■
E^o^diiB
OgJw#l&

#

0,400,000.
8, 200,000
6,730,000
3,300,000
2f97S,000
2,490,000
2*140*000
l t«0<ty»5
445,000

1914*
&*baoripU«* to
Capital Stoofe «f
B M « m tewV516,000.
496,800
403,800
198,000
178*500
149,400
SM ^OO
9$t000
26,700

24*531,575*
20,740,875
19,406,064
0 t934f98O
10,175,426
0,669,792
7*417*434
1,360,221
1,106,367

in taa&liif capital of C-eorfria

Atlanta, $jr oocipjirad

to tJtla oeetloa ^nd m ©gB«|K«Pd&''i® 't&fr <mttr# ocrtatry, is mn% striking.
In t«n yoar# tho bszitein^ capital of Atlanta hr a im rm e^A

h«r

dopooit# 600/., and her cloc.rl>^» 600$.

Oeorsia,
S«uth 0&rolii»,
Florid*
Alabama
TORXbOOOOa,




lQflr«&«« of Soasleinsr Powor in the Southeast*
isis*
12Uy
12S£*
25,391,000.
M ,6 1 6 ^ 0 .
6,854,000.
8 , 73*,T50
7 , 903,000
«fm tooo
*,910,W
2 . 502.000
2»yX99'fOOO
lfi#2M,000
16,363,098
4 . 998.000

2,ro,ooo

i ljtm
l jm
^OvQgvOO*
2 7

4 ,aso,ooo

£0.340 .m

M ,110,6*8.

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ioorgia is tha largest State of the Union last of the Mississippi River,
f^oa yon omtotem agriculture t rasimfacturee and o«m»roQf ieorgia ffcar
exceeds any State in the Southeastern region* end Atlanta not «O y loads the
entire Southeastern B©giant m m Virginia to fexas in its contribution to tha
atock ef the Beserve Janile9 tat under tho tamo of the M i l as to '’convenience
end ordinaiy coorso of business* its status entitles it to the Hesorte Ban*.
is to oenTonlenoe, 1S3 passenger trains eoms into cr go m t of Atlanta
l»0if day#
nest*

70a

Between the close of banks one day «»d their opening on tho

oaa reach by train any part of tho distriot.

Atlanta is literally tho gateway of tho entire Southeast* m m though
you includs Itfutstana sad Sorlh Carolina in that region.

All tho travel

■fros^^J^oaAs^ona^ to Bon toHe gees through Atlanta#
ifZAIEBA1! S98SM S H $HH &2ttX0I«
Atlanta is tho groat market of tho Southeastern Region and its ommmmm
of 940 mlllieas In tho Southeastern st&tee Is not equaled or appreaiiliot ly
a^T other oity*
Atlanta is headquarters for tho insurance business of tho entire south*
being t9io fourth largest insuraase

001stor

in tho tfoited States.

Atlanta does ono-foarth of tho insuranoe business of tho satire Seam*
and e**e~thlrd of that of tha Southoaatora D1strict.

Atlanta is headquarters

far railroads* telephone and telegraph cornpcnieo and express business for tho
South*

Atlanta is headquarters for tho Southeastern mm mm * Association*!

which extends trm the Fetanao and Ohio liifors to tho Mississippi#
Atlanta is headquarters for tho Southeastern Freight Association and tho
Soathom '>el&iiag and Inspection Bureau* cerering tho sans territory.
Atlanta is headquarters for tho agents of all iaportant
in tho Unitod States doing business in tho South*
Atlanta has bean selected by tha JtedoraI Oaronsaant as tho center of tho
southeast for its asost important operations* including tho Sailway m il Ser­
vice* Military Headquarters* tho mm Bureau of CoH»«reet being one or tho floor
branches of that DenartaeiKt far tho United Statee* and tho sits also fir tha
federal Friotn for tho sariire South*
As a forth** illustration of Its oeanrsaiex»ce and advantages aa a business
oeater* Atlanta was solootod by tha Ford Automobile Itatfaeturing 0o*t as a




R e p ro d u c e d fro m th e U n c la s s ifie d / D e c la s s ifie d H o ld in g s o f th e N a tio n a l A rc h iv e s

sit© for the only

of that

In Vi*> South*

Atlanta*# pr^-amlnonc© for buslnoaB in

Stat os it

the

shawm toy the Poat Office R«ceipts aUd parcel* a«nt out V
these

of

o th e r c it y i n

fu r t h e r

uest#

the south.

CIHaVTH OF

a^lDS i.H)' THE 0OT*

*T5i« growth of this ms&tm ^Southeastern Hearten

ha*

been phenomlifrl*

Its

Is mero m#Id. thaa that of o»y ethor eo@ti«m of the !Mto& 3t&t#**
anleoe It be Tex&o m & Oklahana, or & portion of the Beoifto eoaot.
ten mtet mere pregreeo 1a the U\*t ten years ttee* any State la
th*> S^theaot when $ m omwl&mr the combined growth of a^ri«mltmra# mtmnf&ot « r o » r»ad e M t l t

Atloctt&a** vm m ew fat thio Hoglon oxooe&s that of aay Other otty.

thij s o w K & w m m m u u rn m m m m m a x m m m .
Borrowing I©- te&fcs

this region fr® &&*$» la 'Id* YeTK and other alties

during tho crop m m m lo largely effeet by the MXmmm tfiioh
bute© oarry In Mm Tv$& and other oltloo m Tm&rvm and fur mdragpt pirpeeee*
During moot of the' year othor region* are debtors to this reglo* 'WiHH
dspotits ■&*•© feton liat# conel deration, ***& %f Interest were'«hsa?®»d bath ways
at 'Hi#' m m rate thr»re would be a larfra bel*noe of intoreet In favor af thi
Southeastern banfcs*
B O R ^ m ksok oifDsii)s t w m m m *

©10 Hational Banks In this region load to other bmsaso In the refloat fit
itore wmm aoaey thtn tte borrow f m
1y

breaks eutelde the region.

This Is shown

th e fo llo w in g i& O t O i

1*

mo tuffor n^nfttf low* to tho •nail tank*, eat thooo »«Bln
lflBd to Btlll antiUiup ha4Bkst so that naah of tho aammt borrw#4
iariat the tottom fcotittg portot ly "bsaeaEO In aoorglft is
^ipMofttoA «o f&r so it IMiimtoo borroolng fmm
tho
ootftlm #

5 ^ «2«po^%o oataldo th# ooQtloin by oar «adoti»t 'rooorro «y»%«#
and tho a M i t i i w l d ^ o i i t o

c a r r lo d i n

tho la r g o o it io o t m

will awr^go two^llitMo m moh an tho actual
borrowed from thooo <ratol<io oltlos during tho ootton
BKTvlng oooo^rn* and soad Into this soctlon*

3.




This
Is not 'Nw-rowd for tho ordinary courso of ottaaoroo,
but to zaovo tho cottoa orop, mod m&fflt tho irooosrt ays^ia It
roquir»« $ « « » ! times looker to nlmft It
It w O d with a
B«o«rro M e locatod in « i 1 b aootloru A largo poarl Of" the oottoa
bougit Is o^wtod nnd wf'th n
btmk c«OTroalan.tly located
In this seatlen, handling foreign W $hs^of the tioe woald ho ft#
grofetJy rodaood for- tho $1e&ri»t*t th^t tho aottaal roonoy .ro^mirod
woald bo muoh loss, rjid tho Offimmi^tO to the eecUan much pr^itsr

R ep rod uced from the U nclassified

I D ecla ssified H oldings of the N ational A rchives

m

lay tmsbizm * mgtm ml baate near Its center, |& tho loygfgt
oottaa prodaoins State oast of tho Mississippi Biror.
ftoorgia oibms &«oct t« Tom* m & cotton producing 3tat*, and tho
BOft«l oatliaod prodaooo about onoOhaif tho ontiro crop.

o w e sfAtsa am o m m w o n a$u m a *
k larco part of Florida, including eight of fcwelTO bsnXo l» JaeksonTlllo,
fw e r Ail&jj&a*

fh* Governor euod his oa&iiiot UidO^fOOd Atlanta*

Savaaoeh aoitod thfct tho Boo#rw Bai^e fe# located lm (Joorgia* whothos?1 in
Atlanta or Bmmmfo*

U>*tlot aftor Be* Orleans, has tiokod to oomo to Atlmta#
aft^r hatoolf* aifi&od to oano t# Atlanta*
ii^it4iao4«ttt after honsolft aolawl to ccno t* AtXtttffo*
ifco Knoacrlllo Board of Coniooroo indorsed Atlanta m first choieo*
fho Proii4®nt of til# Hatlasipfsl Baritem* Association gsm M *
x"iie#t fm Tim

mk sooond for Atlanta

In tho ho&rl»#i

tho U&ltod Statoo# Atlanta was nrjood all

ovor "tho ootmtry as a plaoo

*M «H II "Hoooffn loiflc should bo l^oa'tod f

tho thought of th© oniiro country indicates tho aoeoasity for a Kosorfo
uietrtct In tho uouthoastoru sootion* with &*la*fc& as its oaotor w & alto
for iho iiosorro Bask*
GQjSCLU3I0M»
to prossnt tho largest Stato oast of tho Mlssipj* R1tqi*# tho lctrgbst
City in tho tfonthoast, sad tho tt&to and City *hioh will fat m m m **? undor
tho iiw ifc tho Bosonro tail than aay othoro In this Kogioiu
la support of theso Bt&tetaemte, wo ask rsfore’ico to tho
by tho AtXmfc* O w aittoo * vvhich sazpport w w g r

wo $ & £ * aaS; ®say uoar*

a o o lle n t cl&fcas m«pt wmbitimfi in th£* briof t%at«seift*




H IM

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

A

lban y

H

C o.

ardw are

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN

H

a r d w a r e

. F

a r m

I

m p l e m e n t s a n d

M

il l

S

u p p l ie s

BELTING, STOVES, CROCKERY, CUTLERY, SADDLERY,
GUNS AND SPORTING GOODS.

a l b a n y . ga„

Feb.

14,

1914.

Hon, Wm. Ct. McMoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, "H. 0.
■Pear ^ir:■n the matter of selecting a location for Federal
Reserve Bank to serve this district, our first choice is
atlanta/and our second choice is Richmond.
Pesrectfully submitted:

nictated.




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AUrattg JInrfmre (tatpattij
>/H

W HO LESALE DEALERS

J

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n

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REFERENCES:

u

m

OHM

C IT IZ E N S F I R S T N A T IO N A L . B A N K
EXCHAN GE BANK
A L B A N Y N A T IO N A L B A N K
OF A LB A N Y . G A .

s

6

v

9 5 4

M O R R I S & C O f ’S
PA CK IN G H O U S E
PRODUCTS

A lbany, d a .,

Feby. 16 th, 1914.

Hon* Wm* G« McAdoo,
Secy* o f Ihe Treasury^
Washington,

D • C*

Dear Sir:-*
In the matter o f selecting a location
for the federal Reserve B&nk - our first choice is Atlanta,
and our second choice is Richmond,

Va.

Respectfully your^

PHB”A »




Ga*

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S T A T E OF G E O R G IA

P R O B A T E COURT
O F F IC E O F

THE O R D IN AR Y
DOUGHERTY COUNTY
S A M ’L W. SMITH
O R D IN A R Y A N D P R O B A T E JU D G E

Albany, Ga.

Feb«

14, 1 9 1 4 *

• '

Fon. Fm.
McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington,
P ear

v£ r

>

:

d

!

FEB 18 1914
j~orm

\y

- ir ! ~

f the matter of selecting a location for Federal
Reserve

to serve this district, o u r ’first choice is

Atlantamnd our second choice is Richmond.
Fespectfully submitted:

Pictated.




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L a w Offices

S. J. Jones
Albany, Ga.

Albany, Ga,
F e b .14,1914

Hon. Wsu Gr. IcAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:In the matter of selecting a location for P^deral
Reserve Bank to serve this district, our fij^ t choice is
Atlanta and our second choice is Richmonder
Respectfuliy submitted:

Dictated.




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O F F I C E OF

Glerk Superior Court
DOUGHERTY COUNTY
R. P . H A L L , C L E R K
H. A. T A R V E R . T R E A S U R E R
C. C. B A R B R E. S H E R IF F

Albany, Ga.,_

■Efib.

14,

191.4 .

Hon, Wm, G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, V. 0.
Sir
In the matter ><5f selecting
a location for Federal Reserve Bank
to serve this district,

our first

choice is Atlanta and our second choice

in Richmond,
Respectfully submitted:

Dicta,ted.

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L. L. W O O T E N
D E A L E R IN

DRY G O O D S , S H O E S A N D N O T I O N S
135 B R O A D STREET

ALBANY, GA. Jan 21st. 1 9 1 4
SL
64
82

Organization Comittee,
■Regional Reserve Bank,
Washington D. C.
Dear S i r s :I understand thht there are to be eight or ten
reserve Banks established in the United States and as
Atlsy^tajGa. is our great Clearing House fo± the State of
S etiTgla l ""Inink it would be bestowing a graet favor on the
Empire State of the South if you would establish one of these
Banks in Atlanta,*
It is useless for me to go into details as to my reasons for
asking this favor for our Southland as it would take too
long to explain them however I w ill state that it w ill
be appreciate by a gretfull buisness class if you w ill
so favor them.




/w\

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-"jr (f~T C rj>

SCHSDULB

OP T^STIMGKY FOE HKAKXNO OF At'-ASTA

caiMiTTKJS

QP5KIMQ:

for

iucaio^AL

bank.

1* K* Orr, Chainaan Joint Coaaittoo from
Atlanta Chamber of Ooaasrco and Atlaatt
Clearing Hon so Association, on H»gi*aal %nlri

1- ATLANTA* $ COMMHCK
XH THIS

ilaar L , Moore, r>x-President
Atlanta Cfcaaber of Coflfctsroa,

2. m u m * *
(A )

the

m s n

or

BAKKING,

(B )

(C)

(D)

John K, Ottloy * Vice-Prooidoat fourth Rational
1'iak* ?r«aidoat Clearing House Motion
Anarican Bankers* Association*

BANKING CAPITAL All!)
DEPOSITS or TH IS
tUSSION,

fiobt* F* M&ddox* Vice-President, Aaoi'ioan

nKAKClNB m s
jSSEi*

Joo« Am HoCord, Vice-President, Third Mational
Bank; **entoer Currency Conaiesion Aaerioan

liiE I

a. Pm Colee, Vioe-Preoidaa*
Central Bask and Trust Corporation.

National Bank.

Beakers* Asseolatloa.

> cornu S F flO D d C ^ i AUB
Mali ft# 'ilkiftoon, Presidsnt,
Atlanta Chaaber of Coramerce.
Chae. S. Barrott, President
national Fanters* Union*
5* ATLAHTA* i MAllUFAC?U»fcSil

Oscar £isas# Vice-President ,
Fulton &mg and Cotton Mills.

6-

R* S. Wessels, Local Manager,
Pittsburgh Plato Class Coapany.

.# « * <

7-

Milton Dargan, Manager
Royal Insuraaoo Coapany.

8 -Li/a

H. J . Guinn, Stato Agent,




Now England Mutual Life Insurance Company,
OtlMr out-of-town vltnossoo

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TREASURY

DEPARTM ENT TELEGh,

W H E R E W RITTEN:

Washington,
5ebruary 6 f 1914*

Res* Bank Grg* Coiaaittoo*
jar*

C*
itoericua N&tioiial Book,
Arcericiia, Georgia*

Can you, without interfering witi* aay of your trust,
s»et fCoinaittee on its arrival at Atlanta* Sfrida®rf February
tliirteea* eleven fifty A* M« and assist in arranging details
for bearings in Court of Appeals Boom*
Ploas© cooperate with
custodian and arrange for large table for Cownittee , smaller
tables for official stenogrspbero, press reporters and secretary
of meeting. Answer*
Secretary,
Reserve Bank Organization Carrmittoe*
O FF IC IA L B U S IN E S S .
GOVERNMENT R A + E $ F P I C 2 A I | *
C

harge

2— 6827

T

rea su ry

D

epa rtm en t




, A

p p r o p r ia t io n

fo r

_________________________________________________________________________ - __________________________________ ________________________ ________ ~ _ T„

The appropriation from w hich payable must bo stated on above line.

D E P A R T M E N T A L S T O C K FO R M 2 12 8 .

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TELEGRAM

17WU MO 13
AMERICUS Ga Feb 6 1914
Mr Milton C E llio tt , Secretary,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D .C .
Telegram received. W ill attend to the matter referred to and meet
committee




T G Dunlap
1253pm

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UNION

—

!AM
TH EO . N. V A IL, P R E S ID E N T

RECEIVED AT WyattBuilding, Cor. 14thandFSts., Washington, D.C.
162AN M2 18
AMERICUS

GA FEB 9

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MR M I L T O N G E L L I O T T
SECY FEDERAL

RESERBu O R G A N I Z A T I O N COMM WASHN DC

COMPLETE ARRANGEMENTS ATLANTA | f S T E R D A Y FOR HE ARI NG ^VILL BE
THURSDAY SHOULD YOU HAVE FU




;R I N S T R U C T I O N S FOR ME
T C DUNLAP

IN ATLANTA

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OHC

February 5thf 1914.

Birt
four lettar of January 30tht suggesting
Atlanta as a location for cm* of the Fadoral Reaorve
Banks to be organised, has boon received and will ba
called to tbs attention of the Organisation Committee
whan this waiter somes up for ooneideration*
The statistlea referred to In your letter
aaraf apparently,Inadvertantly omitted*
Easpeeifully,

Beerstar7*
Reserve Bank Organization Coraisfttee*

Mr* II* R* Ballard t
Ashburn, Georgia*




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H. B I S H O P .

J. L A W R E N C E ,

PRES.

s e c

R. L. B A L L A R D ,

..

F

arm

d em o n str a to r

GJuntrr (tontg Agrirutural
A n O r g a n iz a t io n t o D e v e l o p t h e F a rm in g R e s o u r c e s
of

turner

county

Aafjburtt, (6a., Jan,30th 1914,

Organization Committee, Regional Bank Reserve
Washington,D.C.
Honorable Sirs4Allow -us to e x c e s s our gratifycation of* the
good work that is being d o n ^ i n behalf of locating one o f the
B*serv<? Banks i n Atlanta /

The groth of this city togather with

the bwnk clearings and P .O .rec eip ts, point forcibly to the
great num ber of peopl* that it would accomodate etc.
While this state is making some progress it needs
the assistance one of these banks w ill give. We have a good
number of people in all walks of l i f e , and especially on the
farm, with bat fue very large corporation.
are inclosing herewith, statistics compiled by
the Chamber Of Commerce of this city ana thanking you for your
knid .Consideration along these lines,w e beg to remain,




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JO H N J . W IL K IN S ,

q

P r e sid en t .

W .P . B R O O K S ,

N_65Z5

T . P . V I N C E N T , V ice P r e s id e n t.

C a s h i e r ..

ja s.C .C H A N D L E R ,A sst. C a s h ie r .

T b s GlQRftHA Ha t i o i a l Ha h k
OF A T H E N S .

C A P IT A L - $ 2 0 0 . 0 0 0 2?

Deo, 27th ,1913.

Hen* ¥. A. tfcAdoo, Secrtftary of the Treasury ,
Washington,
Dear

Sir:
In

muoh

the locating

of tne Reserve Banks

for your favorable consideration

Both these

oities

are admirably

their respective sections.
to

serve

equally so




D. C,

a large

territory

of

situated

we hop© very

Atlanta aad Cincinnati.
te best serve

Atlanta is especially
of the

south east

well located
and Cincinnati

for the mitfdle seotion.

Respeotfully,

President.

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ATLANTA THE BEST SITE FOR A REGIONAL BANK
FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES
In order to secure a regional bank for the Southeastern States, it is necessary to select the city from which
such bank can best serve that territory. Concentration on such a city will undoubtedly win, but if the influence
of the Southeast is divided between a number of cities it will make it that much more difficult to secure the location
of a bank in this region.
Inasmuch as only one regional bank will be located in the Southeast, the only safe course to pursue is for
the Southeastern States to concentrate on Atlanta, the leading city, which is beyond question better equipped for
this work than any other city within the same territory.
Atlanta is the nearest city by average distance to all the territory between Virginia and the Mississippi
River.
Within that territory a regional bank at Atlanta can reach more people, more products of the farm and
factory, more business, more banks and more banking capital, between the close of banks one day and their open­
ing next morning, than it could if located in any other city.
This city is the financial center, the insurance center, the official railway headquarters, telegraph and tele­
phone headquarters, and headquarters for more manufacturers’ agents than any other city in the South. Its
business equipment is by far the best, as evidenced by its massive groups of office buildings, the like of which is
not seen anywhere else in the South.

ATLANTA’S GROWTH
Atlanta’s rapid growth is indicated by the following facts:
Atlanta’s population increased from 89,832 to 154,889 in ten years, and is now 190,000.
Its bank clearings grew from $60,753,911 in 1893 to $725,604,192.65 in 1913. These are by far the
largest in the territory, as shown by the following statistics for 1913 furnished by the New York Financial Chron­
icle :

BANK CLEARINGS OF SOUTHERN CITIES
New Orleans ..................................................... $980,683,873
Atlanta .......................... .................................... 725,604,193
Louisville .......................................................... 715,731,886
Galveston ............................................................ 519,101,000
Memphis ............................................................ 421,987,372
Richmond ................................... ........... .......... 419,121,313
Fort W orth ..................................................... 418,619,830
Nashville ............................................................ 366,657,389
Houston ....................................... ....................... 357,821,194

Savannah ..........................................................$280,538,332
Norfolk .............................................................. 214,966,911
Macon .......................................... ........... .......... 190,313,093
Jacksonville ....................................................... 174,971,596
Birmingham ....................................................... 173,857,773
Austin ................................................................. 131,608,482
Chattanooga ..................................................... 128,745,099
Charleston .......................................................... 101,660,117
Columbia .................................. ......................... 57,383,538

ATLAN TA LEADS IN P. O. RECEIPTS
as

Avill

In Post Office Receipts and outgoing packages by parcels post, Atlanta exceeds any other city in the South,
be seen by these figures:
P arcels H a n d led .

P arcels H an d led .

Total Receipts Out Going- In Coming
Atlanta ............

$1,328,011.24

77,693

32,605

New Orleans

1,182,761.72

47,163

33,838

Louisville .......

1,163,598.18

43,014

27,048

Richmond .......

828,810.49

37,154

20,627

Total Receipts
Memphis ..............
Nashville ..............
Birmingham .......
Jacksonville .......
Oklahoma City ... .

747,936.72
653,202.36
485,801.48
511,186.68
377,007.68

Out Going In Coming
25,631
20,179
37,237
9,681
13,083

13,694
15,281
65,072
9,750
9,310

MEASURED BY BRICK AND MORTAR
The total value of all improvements in Southern cities for the year 1912, was reported by Construction
News as follows:
Atlanta ........................... $9,982,825
Memphis ......................... 7,164,939
Louisville ....................... 6,556,004



Richmond ....................... 6,122,363
Birmingham .................. 3,813,169
Jacksonville .................. 3,788,117

New Orleans .................. 3,451,151
Nashville ......................... 1,411,111
Oklahoma City .............
885,246

COMPILED BY ATLANTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-

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IJIM*

Jtmwry 12, W14*

Sir:
Will you plmm* furnish thi* Cewmitte# a list of all
hank# having neomwA* with your bank m i tha «®©«®t of each
on tho d-te of reeel pt of thi* latter*
Eefjpectftilly*

Secretary Pro tm 0
I’eserve Bank 0rgy*ni sation Coaaaittee*

Cashier*
.&mrienn national Mmk#
Atlanta, 0a*




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E S T A B I .I S I IK D

1 8 8 0 .

Tin; Ami:uir.an National Hank of Atia .vi
C A P IT A L A N D STj KPLITS $ 1 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 .

' !

W ILLIAM L . P E E L , p r e s id e n t .
R O B T . F . M A D D O X , V IC E P R E S .

»v.

T H O S . J .P E E P L E S ,C A S H IE R
J A S . P . W I N D S O R , A S S T . C A S H IE R .
J A S . F , A L E X A N D E R .A S S T .C A S H IE R .

A T L A N T A , Ga.,

February 13,1314

Hon. John Skelton 7/illiams,
Comptroller of the Currency,
7/ashiogtcn, -^.0 .
Dear 3ir:~
1 enclose you herewith a letter which shoulu have been
delivered to you while in Atlanta, and I regret that the same was
overlooked.

Enc.




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Fetamry 25* !SM «

f j

Sian
In acknowledging the receipt of yoor letter
i

of February 18th, addressed to Han* Joha Skelton Wil­

V

liams, I beg to assure you that the inclosure eiaferacing
the argoxaent presented by Mr* fml in M s letter of

0 < ^ *■
:

Jrtruary 12th will to so filed that it will be brought

to the attention of the Ctimittee when it ie deciding
upon the looatioius for the sevfiral Federal Beaert*
banks to be established*
Bespectfully,

Secretary,
Beserw* Bank Organisation Committee.

Hr# Isibert F* Maddox* Vice-president,
Axnerioan fatlmsal Bank,
i^lanta, Georgia*




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POSTALTF’

APH-CABLECOMPANY,Nc" '° " THECOMNIEP'' '. CABLECOMPANY.

2 4 ,w - f
CLARENCE H. MACKAY, President.
| J, 0 . STEVENS, Sec’y.
WM, H. BAKER, V. P, & G. M.

CLARENCE H. MACKAY, President.
ALBERT B EC K, Sec’y .
GEO. G, WARD, V. P. & G. M.

NICHT TELEGRAM

^

The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company transmits and delivers Night Messages snbject to the terms and conditions printed on the hack of this blank.

Received at Postal Telegraph-Cable Com pany Building, Washington.

NIGHT LETTER.
2*??AG CD

135 H L IS jjxtra
Atlanta n* Dee 29,1*113.

Hon# Hoke Sa lth ,
TJ. S* Senator,
Washington, D . C*
At a aeeting ©f the Atlanta Clearing House Assoeiatlonand the
Atlanta Chaaber of Oeaaeree, held th is day, the follow ing resolution
was unanimously adopted, to be presented l f t in your Judgment, it is
deemed advisable;
RESOLVED# That the organization eoiamlttee, acting under the new

4

Curreney B i l l , be eordially invited to v is it Atlanta at any tia e
whieh »ay suit It s eonvenl enee, in order that its aeabers nay have
the opportunity of seeing in person the advantages of Atlanta and
having presented to thea the d e sira b ility ©f the eity as a plaee
where one of the Regional banks should be leeated*
RESOLVED fttHTHERt That senator Hoke Salth and Senator A , 0 .
Bason be requested te present the invitation in person to the
Organization Coaaittee*
Robert J.L o w ry fPresident* Atlanta Clearing
House As so el at I ©nt Wllaer L* Moore, President Atlanta Chaaber of Coa~
aeree*

8 :04p.m.




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X&AAoo,
ie oat of tom reeapereiiag
trot* a alight illnaeff, I beg to immtfe*
e6@t receipt of tte reeolufcian adopboi
by the Atlanta Clearing Brim Aaeceistlott
and tfc Atlanta Chamber of
sfciofe
m e preaented to the Bmmrm Beta: Grea&i ac­
tion CosxBittee by Senator Smith*
She Oomdttee will be in Atlanta,
aeeor&ing to proeent 8nraagosifllC| £raai
10:40 A*SS*, ! Vlmmx® %mk to 8»10' £ •»•*
February
niiexi tin ***
of
a* a location for mm of the regional
reeert© baifca will receive doe oonsid«
ation.

Robert J* Lowsy, Fnq.* President,
Atlanta Clearing l&oae Aeeoeiatioa.
wilmer l * Moore, Pi<eait£eat»
Atlanta Chamber of Cc*aefee*




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February 6, 1914*

Sir*
Boaorv©

Gr^^isaSIoa CoKaaittoe will b#

glad to hear repraflOBfeatites trm
haariaga to be held la the Court of i^ppoala tooa at
Atlanta, Goorgl&, February 13 aa& 14 begimi&e at
10 A* H.»
Kindly ftimisU m© list of those i&o tea Ira to
bo heard, nailing ■sia^liaate to national Baiflc .Examiner
?• C* M a p t 58 Butherl&M Briim* Sinssrood, Atlanta,
Geoi’gla*
Boapaetfally*

Saovataary*
Baaerta Beesdfe Orgaulmtiou Gwaittoo*

Prosidant,




Atlanta Ctaalwr of Conmrca,
Atlaiite* 0&«

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MELL R. WILKINSON, pr e sid e n t

THOS. D. MEADOR,

VII

treasurer

LTER G. COOPER. SECRETARY

D IR E C T O R S
V. H. KRIEGSHABER, 1ST v i c e p r e s t .
BROOKS MORGAN, 2 D VICE p r e s t .
W. L. PEEL, 3D VICE PREST.
ALBERT H OW E LL. JR.. 4TH VICE PREST.
H. G. HASTINGS, s t h v i c e p r e s t .

JOHN S. O W E N S
LYNN FORT
THOS. K. GLENN
JOHN MORRIS, SR.
JACOB W. PATTERSON

IVAN E. ALLEN
JOHN W . GRANT
J. LEE BARNES
GEO. W . HANSON
b M GRANT

W. J. DAVIS
FRANCIS E. KAMPER
W. H. WHITE, JR.
C. A. WICKERSHAM
S. A. KYSOR

TH OM A S EGLESTON

Atlanta Ch a m be r
W . H. LEAHY,

of

Co m m e r c e

secretary

in d u s t r ia l a n d s t a t is t ic a l b u r e a u

February 10th, 1914.

Mr. M. C. E llio tt,
Secretary, Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Treasury Department,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:Replying to yours of the 6th, * beg to hand you herewith
a list of the gentlemen who will present Atlanta's claim for

a

Regional Bank before the Organization Committee at its hearing here.
As requested, I am also sending a copy to Mr. T .C . Dunlap,
National Bank Examiner, 58 Sutherland Drive, Kirkwood, Atlanta.




Yours very truly,

President.

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SCHEDULE OF TESTIMONY FOR HEARING OF ATLANTA
COMMITTEE FOR REGIONAL BANK,

I T N E S S E S
OPENING:

.

J. K. Orr, Chairman Joint Committee from
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Atlanta
Clearing House Association, on Regional Bank,

1- ATLANTA* S COMMERCE
IN THIS REGION:

M lm er L. Moore, Ex-President
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

2- BANKING:
John K. Ottley, Vice-President Fourth National
Banki President Clearing House Section
American Bankers* Association.

(A)

THE TREND OF
BANKING.

(B)

BANKING CAPITAL AND
DEPOSITS OF THIS
REGION.

Robt. F. Maddox, Vice-President, American
National Bank.

(C)

FINANCING THE
CROPS.

Jos. A. McCord, Vice-President, Third National
Bank; ^ember Currency Commission American
Bankers* Association.

(D)

FOREIGN EXCHANGE;

A. P . Coles, Vice-President
Central Bank and Trust Corporation.

3- COTTON SEED PRODUCTS AND
COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS

i

Me11 R. Wilkinson, President,
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

4- AGRICULTURE:

Chas. S. Barrett, President
National Farmers' Union.

«>- ATLANTA* S MANUFACTURES;

Oscar Elsas, Vice-President,
Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills.

6- MANUFACTURERS AGENTS.

R. S. Wessels, Local Manager,
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.

7- FIRE INSURANCE

Milton Dargan, Manager
Royal Insurance Company.

8 -LIFE INSURANCE:

R. J. Guinn, State Agent,
New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.




Other out-of-town witnesses.

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m

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X,

February 14» 1914*

Sirs
t beg to ackn0WlQ%© the receipt of ymar
letter of February 10th inclosing list of these niio
nill present Atlanta1s claim before the Beserve
Qtts&nlftatlen Ooosdttee at its hows&ngts on Feb­
ruary 13th and 14th.
1 note that you are soniilng; duplies,te& to
Mr* f # 0« Jfcmlap, and thank you for your cotirteay#
Respectfully,

Secretary*
Beserve Baaeft: Organisation Gosialttee*

%

Uell » • riUdaaoB,

Atlanta Chanbor of Cooraerco.

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M£LL R , WILKINSON, PR ES IDE N T

THOS. D. MEADOR, TR EASUR ER

WALTER G. COOPER, SECRETARY

DIRECTORS

V. H. KRIEGSHABER, 1 ST VICE PREsr.
BROOKS MORGAN, 2 D VICE PREST.
W . L. PEEL, 3 D VICE P REST.

JO H N . S. O W E N S
LYNN FORT

ALBERT H OW E LL, JR. 4TH VICE PREST.
H. G. HASTINGS, STH VICE PREST.

THOS. K. GLENN
J O H N MORRIS, SR.
JACOB W. PATTERSON

IVAN E. ALLEN
J O H N W. GRANT
J. LEE BARNES
GEO. W. HA NSO N
B. M. GRANT

W. J. DAVIS
FRANCIS E. KAMPER
W. H. WHITE, JR.
C. A. WICKERSHAM
S. A. KYSOR

TH OM AS EGLESTON

Atlanta Cham ber




of

Co m m er c e
February 27th , 19 14,

Mr* M . E . E l l io t t ,
Secretary Hegional Bank Organization Committee,
Washington,

D.

C.

Dear Sir:I am sending you.
Exhibit

"D " which

under separate cover

shows letters from firms in the

*•

Southeast endorsing Atlanta as the site for a Begional Preserve Bank to serve this territory.
This 'booh is of l similar nature to TMiibitS
"A B and C” which wnbe^given the Organiza tion Oomnittee
during their Atlanta hearing*
(thanking you to see that this is placed
with AtlantaTs claim which you h»ve on f i l e , I am,

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m*eh S, I9i4»

-

strt
M r&qua&towi in ycrr* letter of Ztibxuery 2 M

th* aAditioml $&&& ft&m&G&d. by y-fm# tscfter
cower# urttfc voforftttc* to tfeo ©late* of Atlaaia a.^ &

5**op«r location* for a lateral 3fo*orv&

fees

fer«mg&t to tbe &tt«atlen &f tfc* ZGm lt %m ifer; It is
•4»tawsd»ia£ tMa ii^srissrfc

Becrster^*

iiasenw BeatOr Organ!sr&tSoia. tfmrjjtttao*

2&r* W. §« Coopor, Steer©cary,

MXesita <&cs&er of ooraaxmse,
A^l&atat Georgia*

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THE G&SE FOR £XLA!l£&
AS TEB Sim OF A HSGIOKAX BJSJSK
Atlanta is on a j3it#^reparedrDy nature for the canmercial center of ^he
territory between t h g o i o a c o and Mississippi Rivers, the Atlantic and
the Gulf#
of M

b

southeast makes Atlanta its railroad center* The

Appalachian Mountain Glia in, which the Eastern lines must
tft^nountain gaps through which the Western lines must mire

to j f y sea, have determined the location of this Southern Metropolis*
•Thesfe' facts were pointed out more than sizty years ago by John 0. Calhoun,
who said that Atlanta would inevitably 'become a railroad center and a great City*
Thirty year3 later General Sheiman called attention to the fact that any

/

part on the South Atlantic or the Gulf Cop^t could "be reached from Atlanta in
twelve or fifteen hours* This f a c t , hc^fCclared, would not only n3&2:e Atlanta a
strategic point in time of war, but^jfcaxiercial metropolis in time of peace*
between the time of closing limks on one day and their opening next morn­
ing, money or mail can be sent -jgron Atlanta to every important town south of
the Ohio and Potomac K i % r s . j&tween the Mississippi and the Atlantis Ocean*
Shis cannot be said of a % GgSher city which would be considered as the site for
a regional 'bank*
It has been found by actual computation made and carefully verified by the
American Audit Company, that the territory within 300 miles of Atlanta has more
than twice as much of trie elements named as the territory within 300 miles of
Hew Orleans;

BSS0UBC23 OTEHIH 300 KILBS 03? AEMH2A MJ.O m i CBLS4SS.
Population
Cotton Baled 1911
Bank capital and surplus
Bank deposits
Bank loans and securitfcs
In cotton mills

^

AffliAKffA
1 0 ,8 0 1 ,7 6 0 .
6 ,8 3 4 ,3 5 8
2 1 3 ,6 7 5 ,2 6 0 .
5 4 9 ,5 3 2 ,9 3 6 .
614,716,637*
149,029,660*

nay/ omzms
4 ,6 9 9 ,1 0 7
2 ,4 2 1 ,3 9 5
07,332,100*
296,845,600*
28 6,149,300*
4 ,3 9 6,10 0 *

•i’he average schedule time of m i l trains leadirjg from Atlanta to theleading cities in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, M ississippi, and
Tennessee, is nine a m one-quarter hours.
In fifteen hours half the cotton crop can be reached from a regional
bank in Atlanta.




In case of a great emergency or crisis more than half of

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the crop could be reached from that city between the close of bank hours
one day and their opening next day*
One of the

msi\n

This cannot be said of any other city*

objects of the new financial system is to solve

this

problem by supplying currency in the agricultural districts through regional,
banks* To make this solution effective, it is necessary to locate the banks
•where they can reach the bulk of the crop in the shortest possible time with
supplies of currency. Quick access to the regional bank for incoming demands
and outgoing supplies is a prime factor in the efficiency of the system*
Ytlhile this is true of all crops, it is especially true of cotton, two-thirds
of Tsftiich are exported* The favorable balance of trade maintained by the export
of cotton affects the exchanges and the condition of business throughout the
Union* It puts the whole country on the vantage ground of a creditor nation*
fhile we are already importing meat and will soon inrfjort bread, we still ex­
port the cotton that clothes the world,

Anything that affects the marketing

of cotton and enhances its xjrice or the proinptness of its movement is of im­
mense value to the country*
The best interests of the whole country demand that there "be regional
banks enough, and so located as to reach every part of the great grain and cot­
ton regions over night,

This can be easily done within the limits of the law*

It w ill take two such banka to reach the cotton crop between suns* She t e r r i­
tory is so extensive that it is impossible to do this from any one point*
The region between the Potomac and Hississippi Hi vers, producing more
than half the cotton crop and immense quantities of corn, oats, hay, timber,
naval stores, iron and cotton goods, with 1,500 millions of manufactured pro­
ducts, is best reached from Atlanta*

This being true, the whole country is

interested in having one regional bank located in Atlanta and another ih the
city which will best serve the territory producing the Weaterrihalf of the cot­
ton crop.

It is not for Atlanta to say whether this shall be Hew Orleans

or some other city,

TIila CUHSSBT3 0? C0MLISRC3.
In placing the regional banks the interests of all kinds of business and
a ll kinds of producers v/ill be considered,

while the crops make the most

urgent demand that cones upon air financial institutions at any one tine, the
continuous operations of trade and industry are so vast and so important that
a system must be found and its centers must be so located as to serve all



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•*3a*
these Interests at the same time and serve them well* Anything less than tlg.8
w ill check the development and prosperity of the country*
In this connection i.t is a fact "beyond the possibility of dispute that
more people with more varied interests, greater productive power and more ex­
tensive "business can be reached from Atlanta than from any other city south
of the Ohio and Potomac Bivers.

In the eight states south of the Ohio Biver

between Virginia and the diesissippi Biver, there are 232 railroad junction
points* 'These towns have an aggregate population of 2 ,5 7 8 ,9 0 0 , and thoroughly
represent the business of those states* Hheir average distance from Atlanta
is 282 miles, from Birmingham 322, and from Hew Orleans 577* !This is shown by
a compilation made by the American Audit Company from the official table of
short line distances published and used by the Southeastern Passenger Associa*tion.
Siese States with Virginia end West Virginia, constitute groupe IV and

V of the Interstate Commerce Commission’ s classification* Por that territory
the United States Bureau of Bailway Economics gives these facts:
Bailrpad mileage
Population

Area
Freight Bevenue
Passengers carried

55,425
18,8 17 ,0 7 2
439,395 sq miles
«jf> 166,352,819*
83,490,783*

r
Ihis entire territory can be reached from Atlanta between the opening
of banks one day and closing the next*
4&LANITAS GBGW2H AIIL PBQGBuSS
It ia of importance for the commission to consider not* only the
present status of the city selected, but its prospect for continued growth* In
a word, w ill it continue to hold such a comnanding position with such growing
facilities for business as w ill make it the proper place from which to serve
the people of a great region
and bounds;

-hose trade and industry are growing by leaps

Prom that viewpoint, we invite your attention to the fact that

Atlanta's population increased from 89,632 to 154,859 in ten years, and is now
190,000*

Its bank clearings grew from $6 0 ,7 5 3 ,9 1 1

in 1893 to

# 6 9 1 ,9 4 1 ,2 5 4 , in 1913*
Starting with nothing but ashes and energy in 1865, Atlanta has now nearly
200,000 people with $1 5 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 of assessed property, making more kinds of
goods than any city in the South and probably doing more business than any
9

like community in the country*
Ehe city is the insurance center, the o fficial railway headquarters,



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tf

telegraph and telephone headqtarter^, and headquarters for more> manufacturers
agents than any other city in the South* Its "business equipment is by far
the hast, as evidenced "by its massive grou p 0 f office buildings, the lilie of
which is not seen anywhere else in tlie South.
according to the last census Atlanta* employs in its factories more per­
sons than Birmingham, with, approximately the sane payroll, taking the County
as the territory of each city. The gross value of the product is less than
that of Birmingham, "but the variety and the new value created by manufacture
are greater at Atlanta*
The State of Georgia turns out a third more tlian Alabama and its payroll
is nearly a third larger*
In Post Office receipts and outgoing packages by parcels post, Atlanta exceeds any other city in the south, as v■/ill be seen by thsse figure s ;
TOTAL PJBG3IP!;!S
Year ending June 30, 1913

Atlanta
Hew Orleans
Louisville
Richmond
Llemphis
Nashville
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Oklahoma City

&L ,3 2 8 ,O i l .24
1 ,1 8 2 ,7 6 1 .7 2
1 ,1 6 3 ,5 9 8 ,1 8
828,810.49
747,936*72
653,
202.36
48 5,801.48
511,186.68
377,00 7 .6 8

ITAtlv-uL*«* llxU‘LukL*JJ
Oct. lst-15, 1913
Outgo ing
Incoming
77,693
47,163
, 01<±
37,154
25,631
20,179
37,237
9,681
13,083

32,6 05
33,838
27,048
20,627
13,694
15,281
63,072
9,750
9,310

*"TPV^TT
D
T
•' ' YYTJirn‘ D
ti..T1'^j'i
tJ S/X 1HICK Al
The growht of a city is measured in a very substantial way by the sun
invested annually in buildings
dem ands

- these investments show pretty accurately the

of business and population, for men do not care to look up money in

brick and mortar unless there is a real demand that will malas the invest rant pay,
In this matter Atlanta is fcir ahead of any other Southern city* The facts are
shown by these figures from Construction Hews for the year 1912;
TOTAL VALUE OP ALL I2JP30VE^SI^2 PCp/yBAR 1912:
Atlanta
£ 9 ,9 8 2,82 5 *
21
Hen^his
7 ,1 6 4 ,9 3 9 .
iaodfcx
Louisville
6 ,5 5 6,00 4 *
Richmond
6,1 2 2,36 3 *
Birmingham
3 ,8 1 3 ,1 6 9
Jacksonville*
3 ,7 8 8 ,1 1 7
Hew Orleans
3 ,4 5 1 ,1 5 1 .
Hashville
1 ,4 1 1 ,1 1 1 .
Oklahoma City
885,246*
¥e make comparison with fcther southern oities with no purpose of reflection
hut with pride in their growth* as well as in Atlanta. Others may be selected
as the seat of regional hanks but the claims of Atlanta cannot be denied.




ATLANTA CHAISEB2 OF COmiERCB.

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A

A T M T A t c p O R G IA ,

Heal E s t a t e Tar. Assessment;
For the year 1906-- - "

‘ "

«

«

«

«

1 9 0 9 -- - -

1912 ----- ---

................. I 5 9 .9 7 B .7 4 0 .0 0
.................
7 3 *9 4 a .9 8 3 .0 0
.................
1 0 7 .9 4 6 .8 4 ^ .0 0

Post O ffic e R eceipts*
Por the year 1903— «

»«

H

4i5.88 0 .8 6

1 9 1 3 -------------- ..

I . 3 2 8 . O H .2 4

(P i s e a l year ending June 30 th.)

ranking c a p i t a l 19 0 1
M

tt

19 12 - --

2 .8 4 4 .8 9 1.2 9
--

--

--

I O . 9 9 7 . 9 7 3 . 55 '

D eposits 1901 - ........................................ - $ 1 1 *0 8 0 . 1 2 7 .6 8
"
1912 ---------- -----------------------2 9 . 4 2 6 * 0 7 4 .9 7
Bank c le a r in g s 1901 - - - - - - - - ”




11

1 9 1 2 ......................................

$ 1 1 1 , 7 5 5 * 8 4 0 . 98
6 9 1 *9 4 1 . 2 5 5 .2 6

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R O B E R T J. L O W R Y . P R E S ID E N T

J O H N K. O T T L E Y , V I C E - P R E S I D E N T

T H O S . C. E R W IN , T R E A S U R E R

D A R W I N C. J O N E S , M g r . & S E C Y

Atlanta (Hearing ijmta? Amtriatum
A t l a n t a , GA.,E»bruary 10th________ 191JL--

Mr. M. C. E llio tt,
Secretary, Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Treasury Department,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:Replying to yours ofthe 6th, I beg to hand you herewith
a list of the gentlemen who w ill present Atlanta’ s claim for a
Regional Bank before the Organization Committee at its hearing here.
As requested, I am also sending a copy to Mr. T, C. Dunlap,
National Bank Examiner, 58 Sutherland Drive, Kirkwood, Atlanta.




Yours very truly,

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BBS

February 6 t 1914*

Sir*
Tha Boeerro Baak Organisation Comittoo will bo
glad to hoar representatives fraa Atlanta at ltd lj©a3*»
lugs to bo hold In tho Court of Appeals room at Atlanta*
Georgia, Brtwruary 13 and 14 beginning at 10 A* H*
Rindy ftimlsli mo list of tfco«© \iho desiro to
bo beard, mllln& daplicato to Hational Baali Examiner
T . c. Etmlsp, 58 fmtftarl&nd Drive * Kirtosood* Atlanta,
Geo*H*.
Bospoctfttlly*

Secretary,
M m r m Basic Orgaalssatlon Cosnlttee*

President,




Atlanta Cleiiriag Bcraee Assn.,
Atlanta, Ca*

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■

\




W m r y 14, 1914.

Sir i

rmmtit m

t r e c e i p t of

your latter of February 10th, and to thank you for

l «

courtesy in aendlag aaplieata l i s t of thooa
will &$p*ar fcafore & # Besarro M

Grgssaiaa-

^ion Coswlttae to prosont t&a claim® of Atlanta
at Its hm ringa m February 13th and 14th*
aoBpoctfnlly,

Sacrotary,
Basarvo Bazik Ca-£anis&tion Ccmittoc*

4 '

Hobart a* L c w y ,

Atlanta# CNi*

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January 2'-:, 1914.

ymommm r e la tiv e atlawta ^ a b b i
The six national females ware requested to furnish a lit!
of the tanks having account* with the* on a given date t» M«ert&la
the asiount and scop® of th«ir tank deposits.

All furnished this

information on January 13th with th# following result:
230 national banks and 498 state banks, trust companion, or
private banks held balances amountin# to $5#0?4#T98.24# divided as
follows:

M is m l
Massachusetts,
Connecticut
Hew York
lew Jersey
Pennsylvania
Maryland
District of Columbia
Virginia
North Carolina
South
•
Georgia
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas
Kentucky
Tenneeset
Ohio
Indiana
Illinois
Missouri
Nebraska
Cuba




3
1
6
2
13
12
5
$
1

Other
0
0

3

3
110
If
31
1

a
i
6
5
§

a
i
4
1
0

230
498
The clearing house exchangee for 1913 were $68$#483#000
•
•
•
»
« 1912
*
603,934*000
A decrease of
T#451*000

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im *

3mw* ry 12# 1.914*

sin
Will you pl6»-i»6 fwnriiish this conffi&ttw * Hut of %11

bank* having *ccnu»i» vith your hank md the mmmt of each
V* lance <m the

of receipt of this letter*

Beepeetfully*

Secr«t*ry pro ten*
Seaenre Bank Organisation Cowaltte#*

O s h i© r #




Atlentil I«tl*n»l B»nk#
Atlanta, G»*

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T H E A T L A N T A N A T IO N A L B A N K
fc
C H A 5 . E. C U R R I E R ,
FRANK
JAS.

E . BLO C K ,

S. F L O V D .

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i !!S fSSjiMM]);,©!)©®?
GEO.

P r e s i o Ei'
V i c e -P r e s

R . DO NOVAN,

J . 3 . KENNEDY,

Vi c e - P r e s i d e

J.

D. L F J T N E R ,

Cash

Asst

Cash

A s st.

Cash

A T L A X T A . ( i A .. J* ;U 1 \ ? D14

Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Treasury Department,
Washington, D .O .
Dear S i r s :As requested in your favor of the 12th i n s t .,
we herewith beg to enclose you lis t of Banks having
accounts with us, also showing balances to their credit
at close of "business January 1 3 1 1914*




Yours respectfully,

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LIST O? BANKS HAYING ACCOUNTS 7»TI TH TH7
ATLANTA NATIONAL BANX
ATLANTA, GEORGIA,
AND TH3IR CREDIT BALANCES AS OF JANUARY THIRTEENTH, 1914.

$ 1 9 ,7 5 9 .2 1
Atlanta Trust Co*, Atlanta* Ga.
1 ,2 7 7 *4 0
East Atlanta Bank,
”
n
6 6 ,023 *37
Fanners & Traders Bank, Atlanta, Ga*
2 1 ,3 8 4 f48
Georgia Savings Bank & Trust G o ., Atlanta, Ga.
Germania Savings Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
11#284*36
"
"
"
" Dividend Act*
145# 50
Hibernia Savings Bldg. & Loan Assn. Atlanta, Ga
2 ,3 7 9 .9 9
n
”
”
n
n Dividend Act.
8 7 .5 0
Travelers Bank & Trust Go*, Atlanta, Ga.
4 ,7 9 3 *4 9
"
n
i»
?f
u Special Act*
1 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0
Trust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, Ga.
35 ,5 6 2 *9 2
Union Trust Go, Atlanta, Ga*
9 .6 0 2 .3 7
West End'Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
1 ,6 3 0 *3 2
Colonial Trust Go, Atlanta, Ga.
5 ,7 9 1 *8 4
Bank of Adrian, Adrian, Ga
319*04
Alpharetta Bankf Alpharetta, Ga.
2 ,6 8 7 *6 1
Bank of Arlington, Arlington, Ga.
7 .8 0 2 .6 6
Anderson Banking Cq « , Athens, Ga.
3 1 7.88
Georgia National Bank. Athens, Ga
*
5 ,2 2 0 .2 8
Clarke County Bank Athens. Ga*
1 ,4 4 0 .5 7
National Bank of Athens, Athens, Ga *
9 6 ,7 0 0 .4 1
Georgia Railroad Bank, Augusta, Ga*
21 5 .1 0
Austell Bank, Austell
Ga*
7 ,3 9 7 .4 8
Bishop Banking C o ., Bishop, Ga
5 .8 1 8 .9 7
Boaz Bank, Boaz, Ala.
/
3 7 .2 8
Blackshear Bank, Blaokshear, Ga
6 5 7 .9 5
North Georgia National Bank, Blue Ridge, Ga* *
9 ,7 9 7 .2 3
Farmers Bank, Bowman,Ga.
2 ,5 0 1 *9 5
Brooks Bank Brooks, Ga,
1 3 ,0 9 7 .0 5
Farmers Bank, Bronwood, Ga*
2 ,8 3 1 .6 1
Shadbum Banking Co., Buford, Ga.
9 ,8 3 1 *9 0
Peoples Bank Calhoun, Ga.
3 ,7 4 5 *7 2
Canon Bank Uanon, Ga.
7,362*0 6
Farmers & Traders Bank, Canton, Ga*
2,4 8 7 *1 9
Carlton Bank, Carlton, Ga
102*16
Carrollton Bank. Carrollton. Ga.
1 4 ,8 3 4 .9 4
irmers £ Mechanics Bank. Cedartown, Ga.
3,6 4 3 *0 7
Bank of Charleston W .B .A .. Charleston. S .O . *
5 ,6 1 5 .5 5
Bank of Ohipley, Ohipley Ga
1 7 ,4 7 9 .4 5
White County Bank, Cleveland, Ga.
2 ,5 7 3 .1 3
Citizens 3aKk, Cochran, Ga.,
9 2 3 ,8 4
Cochran Banking C o ., Cochran, Ga.
2 ,9 2 9 .8 2
fourth national Bank, Columbus. Ga. *
3 ,3 6 4 .7 8
.Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Columbus, Ga.
1 .3 6 5 .6 6
Peoples Bank Comer, Ga*
3 ,5 2 5 .7 0
Comer Bank, Comer, Ga
2 ,9 7 2 .8 0
Northeastern Banking C o ., Conneroe, Ga .
1 0 ,0 3 # .9 5
Bank o± Rockdale, Conyers, Ga..
4 0 0 .2 0
Exchange Bank, Cordele, Ga.
3 8 ,9 4 6 .4 4
Bank of Newton County, Uovington, Ga.
3 .1 1 6 .9 7
.Bank of Crg,wfordTTilie, Crawfordville. Ga.
3
,8 7 6 .2 1
Bank of Cumming, Ctunming, Ga.
2
,5 1 3 .6 5
Bank of B ellas, DallaB, 6a.
1
,8
5 1 .8 8
C. I . HerSwick & Co. Dalton. Ga.
’2 0 4.59
Bank of D an ielsv ille, D a n ielsv ille, Ga.
8 .4 0 4 .3 8
Bank of Dawson, Dawson, Ga.
2 ,8 0 0 .5 0
Dawson National Bank, Dawson Ga. T
1 ,7 0 3 .4 4
BRnk. Decatur, Ga.
3
,368*0 6
Deiter Banking Co., Dexter, Ga.
$ 1 2 .7 0
Union Banking Co., Douglas, Ga
3
,4
3 1 *7 2
Farmers & Merchants Bank.Douglasville
Ga.
8,1 4 0 *5 1
if
...
j n*



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-a 7 ]

V 747*79
Dublin & Laurens Ba$k, Dublin, Ga.
I
,9 8 5 * 4 2
Farmers I- Merchants Ba$k, Duluth, Ga*
5
,3 0 6 *5 2
Citizens B a n k in g 'C o .t Kastman, Ga..
7
,5
9 2 *7 7
Bank of Eatonton, Eatonton, Ga.
1
1
,2
7 4 .1 1
Elberton Loan &■ Savings Bank, Elberton, .Ga.
167*51
Gilmer County Bank, $ 1 1 1 Jayf Ga.
1 1 ,6 5 0 *1 7
Bank of Campbell County, Falrburn, Ga*
407*35
Citizens national Bank, Fernandina Fla*,^
649*12
Fitzgerald, Ga* First National Banfe*
^
5 ,2 0 3 *4 8
First National Bank Forsyth, Ga.
^
130*42
Exchange Bank, Fort Talley, Gaw
45*992*80
Gainesville national Bank, G ainesville, G a .^
3 ,7 9 8 * 4 0
Bank of Gibson, Gibson, Ga.
1 3 ,5 5 9 *6 2
Greenville Banking C o ., Greenville, Ga.
687*77
First National Bank, Greenville, S .C .
x,
1 4 ,8 6 7 *1 5
G r iffin Banking C o ., G r if f in , Ga.
240*00
"
n
n
f
Special Aot.
9 ,0 4 5 *4 8
Bank of Hampton, Hampton, Ga.
1 2 ,8 0 9 *2 6
First National Bank, Haw kinsville, Ga. *
2 ,8 6 2 .4 9
Bank of Hiram, Hiram, Ga.
DeLaperriere Banking Co. Hosohton, Ga.
1 ,6 9 9 * 3 0
Jackson Banking C o ., Jackson, Ga.
1 ,8 3 9 *8 8
4 ,8 3 3 * 9 4
First Farmers Bank, Jackson, Ga.
Heard National Bank, Jacksonville, F la . *
10-889*81
First National Bank, Jefferson, Ga. <5
7 ,8 5 8 *6 2
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Jefferson ville, Ga* 2 ,1 0 6 .4 2
Merchants I. Farmers Bank, Jefcup, Ga#
855*86
LaGrange Banking & Trust C o ., LaGrange, Ga.
4 ,9 8 3 *1 9
LaGyange National Bank. Lagrange, Ga. *■
3 ,4 8 4 *9 5
B a il of Lavonia, Lavonia, Ga*
2 ,9 7 6 * 1 3
F irst National £ankf Lavonia, Ga.
~
8 ,1 4 8 *7 4
B&rik of Lawrenoevilie, Lawrenoevilie, Ga.
6 ,4 4 8 * 9 5
Bank of Leary, Leary, Ga.
64*89
Oglethorpe County Bank, Lexington, Ga.
1 ,8 3 5 *9 9
Bank of Lllburnf Lilburn. Ga.
2 ,3 3 6 *3 8
Peoples Bank LIthonia, Ga*
3 ,3 3 0 *3 2
Bant of Lo®ist Grove locust Crove, Ga.
3 ,1 5 3 *8 2
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Loganville, Ga*
I I ,1 8 9 * 1 6
Bank of L o u is v ille . L o u isv ille, Ga.
1 I 031*39
First National Bankf Madison, 5a. *
6 6 ,896 *08
Peoples Bank, Mansfield, Ga..
1 ,9 5 9 * 6 0
First National Bank, Marianna, Fla*- *
1 ,$ 3 1 #99
Merchants & Farmers Bank, M arietta, Ga.
81; 821 .6 9
Citiaens Bank, Maxeys, Ga.
1 ,9 8 9 *7 1
Atkins National Bank, Maysvllle, Ga. <
5 ,4 2 8 *6 0
Bank of Henry County, IfoSonough, Ga.
7 j145*29
Merchants Bank, MoRae, Ga*
3 ,5 8 2 *5 9
Merchants & Farmers Bank, M illed g ev ille. Ga.
8,807# 51
Bank of M illen , M illen , Ga*
400*55
Bank of Mineral B l u f f , Mineral B l u f f . Ga.
1,8 3 1 *6 9
Bank of Molena, Molena, Ga.
2,4 0 5 *1 8
Union Banking C o ., Monroe, Ga*
5 ,7 0 0 .8 5
Bank of Monroe, Monroe, Ga*
1 4 #789*57
Exchange National Bank, Montgomery, Ala* ^
1 ,0 8 5 * 34
Lewis Banking C o ., Montezuma, Ga
715*94
Moultrie Banking C o ., M oultrie, Ga.
8 ,3 2 5 * 4 3
First National Bank, Newnan, Ga. * •
1 ,5 4 0 *2 0
Newnan Banking C o ., Newnan, Ga.
12 ,5 1 0 *0 2
Bank of Gwinnett, Norcross, Ga.
6 ,6 2 6 *8 6
First National Bank, O c illa , Ga. *
1 0 ,2 2 6 .9 6
Bank of Oglethorpe, Oglethorpe, Ga.
1 ,0 8 8 * 4 5
Orlando Bank & Trust C o ., Orlando, Fla. ^
3 ,2 1 2 *6 3
Bank of Parrott, Parrott, Ga.
580*14
Pendergrass Banking C o ., Pendergrass,. Ga.
2 ,3 8 1 * 0 5
Citizens Bank Plains, Ga.
771*13
Bank of Hex, Rex, Ga.
2 ,6 7 3 *1 0
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Reynolds, Ga.
2*56
Bank of Richland, Richland, Ga.
2 4 .6 4
City National Bank, Rome, Ga.
1 3 ,953 *86
Rohep National Bank, Sandersville, Ga. *




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•

‘

First national Bpnk, Senoia, Ga. ^
Bsnk of Sm ithville, Sm ithville, Ga.
Bank of Social Circle, Social Circle, Ga. ■
First Rational Bank, Sparta, Ga. *
Bank of Statham, Stpthem, Ga.
Bank of Statesborov Statesboro, Ga.
Bank of Stephens, Stephens. Ga.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Sylvester, 6a.
Citizens Bank, Sylvania, Ga.
Fanners & Merchants Bann:, Tallapoosa, Ga.
First Rational 3ankf Tampa, Fla*
/
Temple Banking C o ., Temple, Ga.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Tennille, Ga.
Bank of Thomaston. Thomaston, Ga.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Thomaston, Ga.
Upson Banking & Trust C o .# Thomaston, Ga.
First national Bank. Thomson, 6s*
*
Bank of Tifton, T ift o n ,0 a .
Farmers & Merchants Bank. Toccoa, Ga.
Farmers Bank. Union Point, Ga.
Citizens national Bank, Washington, Ga. ■/..
Bank of Waynesboro, Waynesboro, Ga.
Citizens Bank, Waverly H a ll, Ga
First national Bank, Wayoross, Ga. *
First national Bank, West P o in t, Ga.*\
Bank of White P lain s, White P la in s , Ga*
Winder Banking Co. Winder, Ga.
Woodbury Banking C o ., Woodbury, Ga.
Bank of Woodville, Woodville, §a.
Bank of W rightsville, W rightsville, Ga*
Yeatesville Banking C o ., Y a te sv ille , Ga.
Planters Bank, Yatesville, G a .Bank of Zebulon, Zetmlon, G a ._
national Marine Bank, Baltimore, Md.
Western national Bank, Baltimore, Md*
German Insurance Bank, Lou isv ille, Ky.
Lynchburg national Bank, Lynchburg, Ta*
Greenwich Bank, new Yorx City*
Knauth, naohod & ISutme, new York City*
P ao ifio Bank, new York City
northwestern national Bank, Philadelphia, Pa<
national Metropolitan Bank, Washington, B .C .




$ 1 3 ,7 3 5 *6 6
1 ,6 8 8 .4 2 '
108*61
124*12
8 ,8 1 9 *1 4
942*07
5 ,9 0 8 *0 0
420*18
78*61
1 ,3 8 6 * 9 6
2 3 ,3 9 7 *7 9
6 ,3 8 3 *0 4
28*16
7 ,7 9 5 *8 9
9 ,3 0 3 * 9 5
1 2 ,1 4 3 *5 7
2 ,7 6 5 *5 2
1 5 ,0 5 0 *7 7
3 ,1 5 3 *7 5
373*92
1 ,4 7 7 *2 3
4 ,0 4 6 * 3 2
*625*69
1 0 ,5 7 8 *8 9
1 ,6 3 8 *2 3
442*72
3 ,8 9 7 *8 3
3 ,5 0 1 .6 6
3 6 *8 1 6 .7 8
6 ,0 4 2 *6 0
4 ,4 3 9 * 5 5
2 ,2 3 4 *9 1
1 4 ,3 5 2 .8 7
4 8 $*60
1 ,1 1 5 *5 9
1 ,4 6 4 *2 5 '
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mu

Jrowtry 12* 1914*

Sirs
f i l l yma pleme furnish this Committee a lint of all
having aecoimte with your bank and the amount of each

h»I*ae# m the $at# of receipt of thi® letter*
R«e poetfully*.

S«er«t»ry vro $wi0
Resenrc B»«k Organisation Comedtt©«*

Oehlar*
Fourth Satins*! Bank*
Atlaat‘% 0a*




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

THE FOURTH NATIONAL BANK OF ATLANTA GA.
THEIR BALANCE
WITH US

OUR BALANCE
WITH THEM
* '♦ 7 7 .4 4
— 0 5 9 .5 4

F ir s t National Bank

Albany, N , Y .

Citisane National Bank

1277*33

Baltim ore, Md.

1 3 6 2 5 ,8 4 '
*

Commonwealth Bank

•

2155.28

16385.49

Continental Trust Co*

*

3 5 0 3 .2 5

20102.74

Bqui table Mtg. k Truet Co* *

25044.90

F irst National Bank

5056.41

*

3* 5 14 .3 6

National Bank of Baltim ors,

"

12 17 6 .8 7

1 3 1 8 4 .5 4

National Bank of Commeroe, *

*

112 4 3.31

5340.95

National Ufelon Bank of Md. •

11

Old tenn National Bank,

*

43436.88
M

600.20

4233.10

F ir s t National Bank

*

63.40

Boston* Hass.

2 3 2 3 .2 1

Continental & Commercial Natl* Ohio ago , 111.
National City Bank,

*

•

17037.08

F ift h * Third N a tl, Bank, Cincinnati* Ohio.

14208.24

0s m a n Natl* Bank,

*

•

5 2 3 9 .2 0 .

Atlas

•

"

4 3 7 2 .6 6

11465.43

N a tl. Bank,

F ir s t N a tl. Bank* Cleveland,

12642.03

*

*

*

D e tr o it, M ich.

Old Stats Natl*

16554.74

•

E ra n sT ille , In d .

2 2 5 1 .4 7

A

26572.21

Indiana National Bank, Indianap o lis, Ind.
Csmatroial

Caqpany* Jersey C ity , N# J*

<694.30

Nsw Bngland Natl* Bank, Kansas C ity , Mo.

2891.50

Boatmens Bank,

4 9 4 1 .6 3

St* L o u ie , Mo.

24696.54

lie oh-Amer loan N a tl, Bank* S t , L o u is , Mo,

28850.46

Stats N a tl, Bank,

•

•

16351.92

«

366.15

L o u is v ille N a tl. Bkg, Co. L o u is v ille , Ky.

16717.77

N a tl, Bank of Ky.

•

•

107.08

Union N atl, Bank,

"

•

9 4 5 .1 4

United Loan & Trust Co. Lynchburg, Va.

5 0 7 4 .8 7

P our th & Firs t .IT-t l .

-V.S31.49

Hibernia N atl. Bank, New Orleans, L a .

,f

"

N a tl. Bank Commerce, Norfolk, Va.

*280.73

N a tl, Stsok Yd** N atl. Bank, Na«L. Stock Yds 111
Merchants & Farmers Bank, Portsmouth, Va.
American N a tl, Bank, Richmond, Va*

182.36

2719.38

American Natl. Bank, N ashville, Tenn.

^ 2 2 6 0 .9 9

10473.68

-A ✓

Merchants •




•

•

•

U 3 9 .4 9
753.02

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

THE FOURTH NATIONAL BANK OF ATLANTA GA.
OUR BALANCE
WITH T H M

6686.44

THEIR BALANCE
WITH US
F Iro t N atl. Bank,

28298. 01 .

✓

P h ilad elp h ia, F a ,

*

30747.63

Fourth Street N a tl.

•

*

9283.95

35705*04

Girard HatX* Bank,

•

*

♦791.12

Natl* lank « f North SAtex-Uo*

22706.37

Bank of Flitm m ®

•

tltttflv g , Fa.

8993.07

Bankers Trust Go* low York# H# Y ,

2 3 X 0 .9 1

Caraogio »

5202,42

Bank of Manhattan 0o«

52916*76

•

-'V

•

*

•

•

*

•

*

HatX# Baak of Ooameroo *

"

11

185243.59

Aaorioan Exchange Natl* Bank* low York,

342X93.30.

National City Bank

69669.06

•

,4-

Rtggo N a tl, lank* Washington, D # 0 #
A; •/

614.03
4185.68

F ira t N a tl, Bank, Alexander C ity , A la ,

435.57

Commercial City Bank, teo rio ua, Ga.

1559.56

Anniaton City Natl* Bank, Aamlaton, A la

1263.62
739.86

teerioan ITatl» Bank, A ahoYille, N# C,
Georgia Natl* Bank, Athens, 0a.

9022.68

Citiaona 4 § M t b « r & Bank, Auguota, Ga.

3962.42

Georgia Railroad Bank,

41

Iferohanta Bank,

*

."

30715.48

*

5112.99

X4285.7I

Central Bank & Truat Corp. A tlanta, Ga,

X4285.71

Fulton N a tl, Bank,

•

14285.71

Third

m

*

*

*
m

N a tl, Exchange Bank, Augusta, Ga.

2 138 .71

Baldwin State Bank, Baldwin, Ga.
F irst N atl. Bank, Barnesville, Ga.




9713.60

1088.86

Faxaero Bank, M a ir s T i l l © , Ga.

625.98

</

1 3 6 3 .8 3

•

Manufaoturera Natl* Bask, P h iladelphia, Fa

1406.85

V'

X"

10143.32

Birmingham(Ala) Trust & Sav Co.
F irst N atl. Bank, Birmingham, Ala.

3744.21

Jefferson County Sav, Bank, Birmingham, Ala

16 30.7 4

Traders Natl. Bank,

114 1.03

"

752.61

Bank of Blakeley, Ga.
Farmer a Bank, Bogart, Ga.
Bank of Bootwlok,

*'

*

Marohanta k Flaatera Baakf Bowdon, Ga.

5872. 94
334.98

2980. l l

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

FOURTH NATIONAL BAHK OF ATLANTA OA.
OUR BALANCE
*~TH THEM

SHEIR BALANCE
WITH US

Batien&l Baak *f Brumwi ok, Oa.

*

20231.60

I t n t *atl. tatt,

^

3 7 3 0 .5 2

Ba&k

Ttito, Oft,

3383.66

B uildcirf i l l * *

522.76

Parswr® & M*rohant» Bank, G*4ar*t Oa,
Bank of

1 6 8 5 6 .1 0

Cantonf Oa.

9445.94

flan tar# B a a *, 0arlfc«a, Sa#

22661.04

ffcr»t S a I I * Bank# C a *r *llt # »# Oa.

1940.24

B«0k «ff 0k*xle*t© n ( f 0 ) »*B *A*

5229.47

Peo*l#« H a *l# Bank, C&uu?l#*toa# S* 0#
Charlott« KatJL* Bank§ © harlott*f 9 # C9

* /

3912.48

2fi»r#fea«t* & f oLmar* X a U * •

* y

1555.67

•

*

ChattaBoo§*(?teiinj Clearing House,

10989.36

Wixtt latl* Bank, Chattanooga, Tenn.

U 630.52

HaBUtta latl. Bank, •

5555.08

•

Hab*r«ham Baek, Clarksville, Ga.

U965.28

f ir«t tfatl* Bask, Coohrewa, G*»

10258.04

Hafluaftek«*Ri«h & l o n , 0 » l a * a a , Ga*

3559.86

Bank of Coll*g« Park , Qa,

1365.57
J

Bank ©f Colombia, ®# 0#

3634.80
5 0 2 .0 4

H a t l, L * w & Jbmhang* Baak, CoXiwibia, 8* C .
Palmatto l a m * Bank,

*

•

»

5598.98

National Bank o f Celimbn*t Ga.

*

Third N atl. Bank,

*

2131.75

P ir » t Natl* 'Bank, Caamero#, Ga.

21774.13

Bank of Corington, Ga*

20154.23

Farmers Bank, Crawford, Ga.

7 7 1 .5 1 .

Merchants & Planters Bank, Culloden, Ga.

9 5 4 0 .3 4
3 5 9 .4 8

C. L . Hardwiok & Co. Dalton, Ga.

6884.27

City Natl. Bank, Dawson, Ga.
Dawson Natl. Bank, «

"

3111.83

X

2 6 5 3 .2 4

Bank of Doerun, Ga.
P ir s t N atl. Bank, Dublin, Ga.
2 6 4 ,5 6




466.26

•

■

•

7767.23

<

Durham, N . C.

3558.39

Bank of Blberton, Ga.
Comoro ia l N a tl. Bank, 2v#*ttla, A la .

J

453.18

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

FOURTH NATIONAL BANK OF ATLANTA GA
Ot3R BALANCE

THEIR BALANCE
WITH US

WITH T H M

13 5 4 .7 8

Fairburn Banking Co. Fairburn, Ga.

*/

F ira t Natl* Bank, Feman<ti»a, Fla*

*

•

•

* 75.66.

Fitagerald, Ga*

17 6 4 .7 6

Farmers Ba»kt Forsyth, Ga.

♦ 1* 3 .2 1

Union Saving# Bank, Fsrt Gainea, Ga*

6 2 3 2 .9 8

81.38

*•

F ir s t National Bank, Fort VaXlay, Ga,

3333.37

Bank of Heard O am ty * F ran klin , Ga,

, y

First Hafci* Sank* G a in ae v ille, F la ,
itate Banking G**

7500.14
1066.69

fa*

City gati»mtl, Bank, Galvast©*, U nas,

*■ J

228.86

Farmers & Msrfc&ants Bank, Geargetown, Ga.

4701.10.

Graemsbor© Natl* Bank* Greensboro, Ga.

81.50




7525.47

Amerioan licshangs Natl* Bank, Greensboro, N» C*

183.55

Grsenrille Banking C «. G reenville, Ga.
Farnsra & Msrohante Bank, •

S* 0*

j

4487.36

J4srohants 4k Planters Bank, G r if f in , Ga.

/

Citiaens Bank, G untersville, Ala*

•

•

457.03

Gmyton# Ga.

580.36
138.38

319.22

Ef fin$iaia County Bank, Guyton, Ga.

8101.58

Fla®tars Baak, ita^feinSYille, Ga.
Bank *f Ila, Bafcialavilie, fla.

18 311.74
*

F ir s t N a il* Bank, Jackson, Ga,

108.22

Atlantic Natl* Bank, Jackso nville, Fla*

4 J 18490.27

Barnett Natl*

' y 41532.39

■

•

•

Farmers Bank, Jenkinsburg, Ga.

1580.64

Bank of Clayton County, Jonesboro, Ga.

8039.24

Bast Tenn. N atl. Bank, Knoxville, Tenn.

W

Bank of LaFayette, Ga.

397.57

12869.58

LaGrange Bkg. & Trust Co. LaGrange, Ga.
n

9 4 1 .2 9

Natl. Bank,

"

M

State Exchange Bank, Lake City, F l a .
Brand Banking Co. Lawrenceville, Ga.
Citizens Bank, Locust Grove, Ga.
F irst National Bank, L o u is v ille , Ga#

*

4 2 1 .2 1 .
/

13 3 8 .7 8
46 1 2 2 .0 7
7 6 1 0 .9 4
4 0 5 .3 0 .

Citizens Natl* Bank, Maoon, Ga.

* 15169.93

Camrasrcial Natl* Bank,

K 14577.20

•

•

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

FOURTH NATIONAL BANK OF ATLANTA GA.
OUR BALANCE
WITH THEM

THEIR BALANCE
WITH US

Fourth National Bank, Maoon, Ga.

* . *325.89

First Sattonal Sank, IfsBwMugh, Oa.

*

386.66
283.83

S l t t a t m H i t , N bS m , 0 * .

16159.94

Bank of liadioon, Oa,
Bank

«f

8603.25

Mar.ofiold, te.

3009.69

Uarlotta ftraot fc Banking Co. Maxiotta, Oa,
J

Maxto# Contra! Bank, Harlan, Ate,
Saak of

6582.15

9a.

Bask of

1484.60

«*.

1896.55

XUlodgvrUU* Banking Co. Uillodgorilla, Oa.

83.37

Bank of llilltown, 9 *.
•

•

8786.41

Kitoholl, 0 *.

2977.17

Far*»rs Bank, Xilaor, Oa.
/

Ctty Ban* & tSP«ot C«, UotoUe, Ala.

*

Fifat lational Baafc,
m

•

•

«

16649.76

Jfcntio«llof Ga#

r

Montgos»ryf A la .

/V' /

fourth •

•

W im t

•

M aultrie, §**

•

•

#

•

W M fe r U le t Oa#

Coweta *

9019.08
9.70.

v j

19780.95

*

4049.84

/Ida

3555.95

8024.29
/

ICunroe & Chaabliss Bank, Ooala, F l a .

2350.46

F irst national Bank, Opelika, Ala*

a/

11288.05

American National Bank, Pensacola, F la .

1 /

8110.53
235.47

Houston Banking Co. Ferry, Ga.

3164.90

Bank of Pinehurst, Ga.

712.03

Citizens Bank, Quitman, Ga.




313.98

r

Hewnan Basking 0l« Mewaan, Ga#

1938 .95

4442.42
4764.11

Faxmaro Bask, K w o * , Oa,

m

3 11.5 8

Merchants N ^tl. Bank, Raleigh, N. C.

2549.83

Tattnall Bank, R e id s v ille , Ga.

257.84

Farmers & Merchants Bank, Reynolds, Ga.

1017.87

Peoples Bank, Richland, Ga.

■2408.97

Crawford County Bank, Roberta, Ga.
Citizens Hatl# Bank, Rockmart, Ga,
Citizens Bank, Rome, Ga.

^

1535.53
5167.32

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

FOUBTH NATIONAL BAHK OF ATLANTA GA
OUR BALANCE
WITH THEM

THE IP BALANCE
WITH US

4

Ibcohango Matl# Bank, Rome, Ga.

*

Btate Bank,

14562.13

608.68

*

1251.92

Citiasne Saak, ® a * d « # v i l l o t Ga,
f t e t l mm 4

26736.06

S v «I*#

•

10 125.18

11

Citizoos & 8*mth#?x& Bank* Sarai&imh* Ga*

4770.28

Roal 3®tat# Bank & T r w t Co* 11

5001.29




Savannah tttwt 0 * *

*

S«lma Hat*# Bank*

A la .

f ir s t Natl* BaUk# fl&ollaBii, 0 a .

^ 7

3371*08.

^

31643.72

Bank i f Sh ilo k , §a#

1376 1.16

Walton County B *a k § Social Cirol® , ®a*

17387.09

fix o t Hational Bankt % a ? t a § to*

1.4 8

Sparta Saving* Bank, % a r t a f Ga*

2268.88

Bank of Oowaoroo# %arta*a(fcl*rg# 8* C.
Central national Bankf S t . foterofcurg, f l a .

/

170.63

^ /

1 0 0 0 .0 0

1795.96.

Chattooga COUBty Bank, BumrnoxriXle, Ga*
Bank of

16217.28

Ga*

Ixonange Hat&* Bask* Tanaka, f la *
f i r s t Hatl* Bank* T&o aao rille, Ga*

* ^

4427.14

^

2899.57
4124.52

Bank of flMtooa* Ga.
farmers A Morolaants ifat&# Saak* Troyf Ala*
Macon County Bonk, Tuaksgeo, A la ,

^ / 1341.04

3006,83

/

2527.73

Bank of Union fo is t* Ga.
Our Bank, •

*

34.00.

•

Uvalda Bank, Uval&a# Ga.

3 1 0 .3 7

Merchants Bank, Valdosta, Ga.

254.63

Merchants & Planters Bank, V illa R ica, Ga.

12123.07
331.19

Planters & Merchants Bank, Warrenton, Ga.
National Bank of W ilkes, Washington, Ga.
Oconee County Bank, W atkin sv ille, Ga.
Citizens Bank, Waycross, Ga.
Bank of West Po in t, West Point, Ga.
Bank fcf Willacoochee, Ga.
Murchison Rational Bank, Wilmington, N* C*

*-

395.12
4 3 7 8 .5 2

14519.86
1077.42
116.39
* •/ 13968.31

reproduced irom the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

FOURTH NATIONAL BBANK OF ATLANTA GA.
f ' BALANCE
V T H THEM

THEIR BALAHCE
WITH. US
F ir s t National Bank, Winder, Ga.

27684.76




56^3*44

Wfcoheria Bank A % m t O f9 Winst*i*»8alem, If* C ,
F ir s t Natl* Bank, W rightST ille, Ga.

2 5 4 .6 5

Bank of fsim ia n , Ga,

36 39 0 .5 6

3110.02

F ir s t National Bank, West P o in t, Ga.

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TH E HEART OF ATLANTA. FROM TH E TOP OF THE W A L T O N BU I LDI NG. - LOOKI NG EAST

A P P E A L

P U B L IS H IN G

COMPANY

THIRD

NATIONAL
BUILDING

BANK

A GROUP

OF

ATLANTA

OFFICE

BUILDINGS

NEW

MILLION

DOLLAR

POST

OFFICE

AND

CUSTOM

HOUSE

CANDLER

BUILDING

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Sir*
f i l l you pl»«e* £«rai*to thl* Constttee a list ©I all
W sk e

h aw ing

account*

with year bank

tho aaouat of each

b*l «ne* oh the <t«t« of recoij»t of this letter*

Iteerectfally*

S e c r e t a r y fro 1 m ,

Beeonre S«»Jt Organisation Ccnanitte**

Cashier*




fait or ftittonal Besk#
Atlanta, Go,.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

WILLIAM J.BLALOCK,P

re s id e n t.

A R T H U R B . S I M M S , V . PR E S T .
B O L L I N G H. J O N E S , V. P r e s t .

Th

e

H E N R Y B.KENNEDY.Cashier.
R Y B U RN G. CLAY, A
s s t .Cashi e r .

F i i / i 'o n N a t i o
O F

UNITED

nal

Ban k

A T L A N T A .

STATES

DEPOSITARY

CAPITAL $ 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0 .

A t l a n t a ,G a .
January

Reserve

Ban k O r g a n i z a t i o n
W ash in g to n ,

I).

14th,

1914.

C om m ittee,
C.

G e n t l e m e n :C o m p ly in g w i t h y o u r
i n s t .,
all

th e h an k s

amount
January




we h e g to

of

12th,

e n c l o s e you h e r e w i t h

c a rry in g

th eir

request

“b a l a n c e

1914.

accounts
at

th e

of

a list

w ith u s ,
clo se

the 1 2 t h

and

of
the

of "business

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

AT
$ 1 4 ,2 8 6 .4 2
American National Bank, Atlanta,
9 ,2 1 8 .1 7
Georgia National Bank, Athens, Ga.
9 , 0 3 8 .10
First National Bank, Albany, New York.
/
National Bank of Commerce, Baltimore, Md
11 9.37
First National Bank,
M
w
1 ,9 6 9 .4 7
1 1 ,4 2 5 .8 0
National Bajtfk of Columbus, Ga.
<■
1 ,4 0 4 .7 3
K
American National Bank,Cordele, Ga.
jf'
69.74
First National Bank,Elberton, Ga.
Fourth National Bank, Atlanta Ga.
1 4 , 2 8 5 .7 1
Third National Bank, Fitzgerald, Ga.
43.59
5 , 4 13 .9 4
First National Bank, Jackson,nGa.
/
First National Bank, Dothan, Ala.
,1 0 5 ,7 5 8 .7 9
2 , 863.69
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville, F l a . * ^
1
5
, 528.89
Southern National Bank, Louisville, Ky.
*^
1
J
,
800.00
Lowry National Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
«
Citizen National Bank, Macon, Ga.
*
3 , 10 0 . 5?
3 , 0 15.0 6
First National Bank, Marietta, Ga.
**
MaconNational I r t t i a Bank, Macon, Ga.
*
1,439.93
New Farlejr National Bank, Montgomery, A la . x S
Mechanics & Metals National Bank, New Yotk * / 2 ,2 2 6 .0 9
Hermitage National Bank, Nashville, Tenn. * / 1 3 ,1 0 3 .5»
Irving National Bank, New York.
</
9 ,9 4 0 .0 0
Fourth National Bank, Philadelphia. Pa.
2 2 0 .8 0
Citizens & Peoples Nat. Bank, Pensacola, F la .*✓ 7»184-.87
First National Bank, Sandersville, Ga.
*
o ,2 0 6 .9 i
First National Bank, Milford, N. J .
* / 1 0 ,0 7 8 .24National Bank of Wilkes, Washington, Ga. *
150*33
First National Bank, Weatwp^d, N. J .
* J 1 0 ,0 7 8 .2 4
Merchants Bank, Mobile, Ala.
^
Bank of Mount Aitjr, Ga.
Mount Vernon Bank, Mt. Verann, Ga.
Munroe & Chambliss Bank, Ocala, Fla. /
Bank of Palmetto, Ga.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Pinehurst, Ga.
Parmers & Merchahts Bank, Reynolds, Ga.
Bank of Rochelle, Ga.
Citizens Trust C o ., Savannah, Ga.
Bank of Shady Dale, Ga.
Stone Mountain Bank, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Bank of Talbotton, Ga.
Peoples Exchange Babk, Tennille, Ga.
Commercial Bank, Unadilla, Ga.
Valdotita Bank & Trust C o ., Valdosta, ©a.
Bank of West Point, Ga.
Citizens Bank, Waynesboro, Ga.
Pittard Banking Co. W interville, Ga.
Exchange Bank, W rightsvilie, Ga.
Bank of Decatur, Ga.
Dublin & Laurens Bank, Dublin, Ga.
Farmers & ’'erchants Bank, Eastman, Ga.
Bank of Finleyson, Ga.
Greenville Banking C o ., Greenville, G a .
Savings Bank, G r iffin , Ga.
Bank ofnHaralson, Ga.
Hogansville Banking Co., Hogansvil l< Ga.
Bank of Jonesboro, Ga.
Bank of Lavonia, Ga.
Exchange Bank, M illedgeville, Ga.
Milner Banking Co ., Milne*;, Ga.
King & Hamilton, Abbeville, Ga.
Atlanta State Savings Bank, Atlanta,, Ga.
Citizens Bank & Trust C o ., Athens, Ga.
___
Continental Trust C o ., Atlanta, Ga.
at.« Bank, AtJbairta, Ga.
Georgia Railroad Bank, Augusta, Ga.
?M Iley ^7B&hkirig C o ., Baxley, Ga.
Farmers Bank, Bremen, G a .
Bank of Chickamauga, Ga.
Bank of Covington, Ga.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Cumming, Ga.
Planters State Bank, Davisboro, Ga.




4 6 4 .7 5

5. 10 3 .0 1
2 , 226.49

2,843.55

4 .2 4
5 ,7 5 4 .7 4
6. 387.79
< *9 $ - 9 8
2 .7 6 6 .0 2

6.119.4-3
19 2 .4 1
19 0 . 4-1
78 8 .16
5 3 3 .5 3

288.85
2 1 , 208.56

1.042.4-5
5 .1 1 3 .0 1
3 , 5 t>2 . 78
1 0 , 70 9 .12
36 , 6 8 5 .5 1
4 , 9 3 1.6 9
3 ,tS 2 .2 7

1 2 , 5 60.6 1
1 ,3 2 4 .9 3
1 7 1 .7 7
1 1 ,1 9 5 .5 3

2 11.5 4

* 9 * 1 9 0 .5 5
3 4 -6 .1 7
l o ,p 7 S .0 0

5 , 000.00
645.49
1 , 328.96
5-Oa
1 4 ,4 1 4
1 1 ,8 5 3 /4 2
179 -9 5

V

V

Y
*
<y

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

E S T A B L IS H E D

1880.

Th e A m e r ic a n Na t io n a l Ba n k
capital a n d surplu s

of

At l a n t a

$ 1,000,000.

W IL U A M L .P E E L ,p r e s i d e n t .
H O B T . r . M A D D O X ,v i c e P R E S .
T H O S .J .P E E P L E S ,C A S H iC B
J A S . P . W I N D S O R ,a s s t c a s h ie r .
J A S . F . A L E X A N D E R ,A S S T .C A S M ic it.




ATLANTA, G

a

.,

January 14,1914

Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D .O .
Gentlemen
Complying with request in your letter of January 12th,
we hand you herewith a list of all the banks having accounts
with this bank, showing the amount standing to the credit or
debit of each one on our books at the close of business
January 13,1914.
You w ill note that we have listed separately the banks
with credit balances from those with debit balances.

— —-—---

in. j.i I . I . J

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LIS? OF BAITS ACC0TJIT”S AITD
OF CBSDI? BALAHCES
With
-HS AI.rSHICAIT M?I0!TAL 3AITZ OF A-LAIT?A, GA.,
At the close of "business January 13, If-14.

Corn Exchange national 3ank, Philadelphia, Pa. * ^
Bank of north America, Philadelphia, Pa.
/
Citizens national Bank, Cincinnati, 0.
*
Commercial national Bank, new Orleans, La.
* /
Whitney-Central rational 3&nk, Hew Orleans, La. < /
Commercial ITaticnal 3ank, Washington, L. C.
Citizens rational Bank, Baltimore, lid.
Byrcm rational Bank, Byromville, Ga.
x
Citizens National Bank, Ttacon, Ga.
First national Bank, Birmingham, Ala.,
First National Bank, Claxton, Ga.
First ITaticnal Bank, Cornelia, Ga.
First national 3ank, Richmond, Va.
/
Florida national Bank, Gainesville, Fla.
Lineville national Bank, Lineville, Ala.
,/
peoples rational Bank, Lynchburg, Ya.
*/
Athens Savings Bank, Athene, Ga.
Bank cf Acwcrth, Acwcrth, Ga.
Bank of Auburn, Auburn, Ga.
Bank of Ball Ground, Ball Ground, Ga.
Bank cf 3lairsville, Blairsville, Ca.
Bank cf Bcwersville, 3owersville, Ga.
Bank of Bremen, 3raraen, Ga;
Bank of Canton, Canton, Ga*
Bank cf Cartersville, Cartersville, Ga.
Bank cf Cedart^wn, Cedartown, Ga.
Bank cf Clayton, Clayton, Ga.
Bank cf Colbert, Colbert, Ga.
Bank cf Commerce, Americas, G&.
Bank cf Conyers, Ccnyers, Ga.
3ank cf Culloden, Cullcden, Ga»
Bank cf East Point, East point, Ga.
Bank of Flowery Branch, Flowery Branch, Ga.
Bank cf Hapeville, Hapeville, Ga.
Bank cf Zings ten, Jiingsfccn, Ga..
Bank of Lula, Lula, Ga.
Bank cf Manchester, Manchester, Ga.
Bank cf licnroe, lionrce, Ga.
3*nk c f Fewb crn, ITewbcrn, Ga..
3ank of ITewton County, Covington, Ga.
Bank of palmetto, palmetto, Ga.
Bank cf penfield, Penfiela, Ga.
Bank cf powder Springs, powder Springs, Ga.
Bank cf Raymond, Raymond, Ga.
Bank cf Riverdale, Riverdale* G».
3ank cf Woodstock, Woodstock, Ga.
Barnesville 3ank, Barnesville, Ga.
Bartow Bank, Bartcw, Ga.
Brand Banking Co., Lawrenceville, Ga.
Braseltcn Banking Cc., 3raseltcn, Ga.
Brcdnax Banking' Co.,Walnut Grove, Ga.
Citizens Bank, Canon, Qh •Citizens 3ank, East Point, Ga-.
Citizens Bank, Hahira, Ga»
Citizens Bank, Roswell, Ga,
Ccnccrd Banking Co., Ccnccrd, Ga..
/
Continental ?rust Co., Baltimore, !!a
Cornelia 3ank, Cornelia, Ga.
rcuglesville Banking Co., Bougiesvilie, Ga.
Empire State 3ank, Atlanta, Ga.
Farmers 3anking Cc., Waverly Hall, Ga.
Fanners & Merchants Bank, Byromville, Ga.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Chipley, Ga. .



x'
XX
*/
*

224.00
2,676,OQ
11.656.00
■ 74,OQ
10.422.00
6,541.0©
7.065.00

14.00

3,153,08
302.00
319.00
12*289.00
3, 978.00
3.023.00
14.371.00
507.00
17.331.00
7.847.00
3.153.00
7.118.00
79.00
6.096.00
4.321.00
25.038.00
29.067.00
4.713.00
9.018.00
2, 235.00
15.324.00
731.00
30.298.00
14.934.00
523.00
854.00
180.00
977.00
27.387.00
447.00
5, 160.00
4.863.00
1.419.00
382.00
2.867.00
1.258.00
11.624.00
16.938.00
5.307.00
3.286.00
46, 523.00
7, 773.00
2.655.00
1.325.00
13.264.00
472.00
2.891.00
20, 307.00
14,541.GO
1.207.00
3.637.00
10.364.00
29.448.00
107.00
10.729.00

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

LIS? OP B A M ACCOUNTS AID STA7EL!E!T7 OF CHEDI? BALANCES

With
?HE AKERICAH IIA'TIOm .3AHZ OF A7UE7A,. GA.,

At the close of business January 13, 1914.
(Centinued)
Fanners & Merchants Bank, Cleveland, Ga.,
Fanners & Merchants Bank, HcDonough, Ga. ’
Farmers State 3ank, temple, Ga.,
Farmers state Bank, sparks, Ga..
Georgia Railrq&d 3ankt Augusta, Ga*
Georgia Saving Bank & Trust Co., Atlanta, Ga#
Greenville Banking Co., Greenville, Ga.
Haralson County 3ank, Buchanan, Ga.
Hartwell Bank, Hartnell, Ga.
J. H. Hunt, Banker, Gainesville, Ga. •
Luthersville' Banking Co., luthersville, Ga.
Herchants & Fanners Bank, Hogansville, C-a#
Hilton County Bank, Alpharetta, Ga. •
Hcnroe County Bank, Forsyth, Ga.
foreland 3anking Co., Moreland, Ga*>
Odessa Bank, Odessadale, Ga.
peoples Bank, Franklin, Ga. ’
Pheenix 3ank, Columbus, Ga#.
Plains Barik, Plains, Ga#
Planters 3ank, Parrott, Ga.
Savings 3snk of ©riffin, Griffin,- Ga.
/
Sullivan Bank & ?rust Co., ?!ontgomery, Ala. *
?rust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, Ga.
"urin Banking Co., ?urin, Ga#
Fnion Savings Bank, Atlanta, Ga#
Woolsey Bank, Woolsey, Ga#




?ctal

■

v

$

371.00
2, 818.00
1,025.00
1, 909.00
10,225.00
13,278.00
169.00
2,216.00
15,678.00
4,705.00
912*00
3,159.00
183.00
4,412.00
2,185.00
5,226.00
2, 640.00
818.00
3,477.00
1, 679.00
146.00
---- - 3,101.00
2,782.00
1,807.00
1, 277.00
5,070.00
594,3X2.00

%

%

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

LIS? OF 3M K ACCOOTISS AH) STATS'EKT OF DEBIT BALANCES
With
THE AKERIGAH MTIOHAL 3&TX OF ATLA1TTA, GA.,

At the clcse of ‘
business January 13, 1914*

♦
Citizens-Central national Bank, Hew York
Mechanics & Iletals national Bank, Hew York
National Park 3ank, Hew York
Chase national Bank, new York
national Shawmut 3ank, Boston, Hass.
Corn Exchange national 3ank, Philadelphia, pa.
Girard national Bank, Philadelphia, Pa.
Bank of north America, Philadelphia, Pa.
Continental & Conmercial national Bank, Chicago, 111.
Fort Dearborn national Bank, Chicago, 111.
Citizens national Bank, Cincinnati, 0.
Commercial national Bank, new Orleans, La.
Citizens national Bank, Baltimore, !!d.
First national Bank, Charleston, S. C.
First national Bank, Charlotte, n. C.
First national Bank Chattanooga, Tenn.
Fourth & First national Bank, Hashville, Tenn.
^ltcn national Bank, Atlanta, C-a*
!.!orchants national 3a.nk, Baleigh, !T. C.
I'urchison national Bank, Wilmington, H. C.
palmetto national Bank, Columbia, S. C.
Third national Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
TJnion national Bank, Louisville, T:y.
Checks in Transit
Due from Atlanta Clearing House
Central Bank & Trust Corporation, Atlanta, Ga.
Citizens & Southern Bank, Savannah, Ga*
Continental Trust Co., Baltimore, Kd.
Germania Bank, Savannah, Ga*
Merchants Bank, Augusta, Ga.
Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., Winston-Salem, n. C.




Total

£ 12,015.00
19,894.00
294,222.00
7,162*00
3,046.00
24,821.00
12,503.00
17,167.00
16,032.00
13,667.00
21,172.00
7,280.00
27,308.00
32,020.00
7,494.00
18,065.00
613.00
14,286.00
811.00
3,121.00
253.00
14,286.00
3«X)72.00
78,074*00
143,222.00
14,286.00
38,837.00
17,021*00
2,441.00
50.00
14,331.00
878, 527*00

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

mu

$m m rj t20 1934.*

sir?
Will you fle m e furaleh I M e CoBsa&tte# a lint of all
bank* timing account® witfc your bmk md tit® sraount of each
batnaso on tho *!»to of receipt of tbi® letter*

Secretary pro toa#
Bercrsro Bank Organisation Cowe&tteo*

Cftahlor*
-third fatioaal Bank,
Atlanta, Ga*




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives




The Reserve Bank Organization Committee
Washi ngton, D.C .
Sirs;Complying with your instructions of the 12th
inst.,we enclose herewith list of all Banks having
accounts with this Bank,and amount of balances on date
of receipt of your letter.
This list does not include Reserve Banks,with whom
we carry our balances.
Respectfully,

RVSTB/H

Assistant Cashier.

....-

M o n th ly

Sta tem en t

.191

.

fo r

'a * /
IN ACCOUNT
CURRENT
WITH TFIL

T h ir d N a t io n a l B a n k
OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Dr.

PLEASE

E X A M IN E

PROM PTLY

AND

Cr.

REPORT

JPZH/T BHL \CREH 'iTBAL

N A T I O N A L

ANNISTON,ALA,
k
BALTIMORE ,MD.

B A N K S .

'1 7 2 8 . 1 1

Anniston City National Bank
;

BIRMINGHAM,ALA.

First National Barlk

BOSTON,

National Shawmut Bank

MASS.

113 , 848.82

Citizens National [Bank

- 9276.51

/

-2537.21

Calhoun National 1 ank

x

25282.99

CARTERSVILLE,GA.

First National Bark

xi

45544. 53

CHATTANOOGA,TENN.

First National Barjk

COLUMBIA, S.C.

National. Loan & E^ch.Bank

COLUMBUS ,GA.
I
COVINGTON,GA.

Third National Bar|k

6780. 36

First National Bark

3788 .

DUBLIN,GA.

First National Barlk

8328. 58

DUI!LI1T,GA.
1
i
FITZGERALD,GA. ;

City National Ban*
Exchange National [Bank

GAINESVILLE,GA.

First National Barjjk

GRIFFIN, GA.

City National Ban*

KAHTFORD,COJ3II. 1
HIGH POINT,N.C.

Phoenix National I ank

jac |
k s o n ,m i s s .

First National Bark

"CALHOUN, GA.
is

I

:

3 , 641.61

16,572.00
69

409 . 1 '|

3286. 78
19229. 65
150. 70
...7902 . 44

/

2,667.07

The Contmercial Nai ional Bank

2257 . 44

KNQXVILLE,TENN J;

East Tenn.Nationa

LAGRANGE,GA.
1
I
LOUISVILLE,KY. |

LaGrange National Bank

National Bank of Commerce ;

LOltl SVII3LE,K Y . I

Union National Bar k

MACON,GA.

Citizens National spank

MARIETTA,GA.

First National Barjk

MCD0l0tfe&,GA.

First National Barjk

MEMPHIS, TEI^N.

Central-State Natl.Bank

MONTGOMERY,ALA.

First National Bank

MONTICELLO,GA.

Farmers National B<*«rik

NASHVILLE, TENN,

American National Tank

KIWNAN,GA.
OPELIKA, ALA.

Manufacturers Nati onal Bank
a\
First National Bark

PELHAM,GA.

First National Bai k

PHILADELPHIA, FA.

Corn Exchange Nati onal Baiik

J

: 7887 . o5 |

Fourth -Street NatJ. Bank

J

; 2348 . 41 I

w'




Bank

.

7. 15

25201. 38

xj
3 . 530.94

I

12967. 75

>

Market Street National Bank

7275 . 37
1 , 542.04

..... 3421 . 07
14440 . 10

8,161.62

7225. 20 1
5665. 26 "

A

! 272. 91

6 , 373.83

7
M

IN ACCOUNT
CURRENT
WITH THE

■
m

onthly

S tatem ent

for

■.\

.

y

191

T h ir d N a t io n a l B a n k
OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Dr.

PLEASE

E X A M IN E

BICHMCjND,VA.

First Natio nal Bank

ROME, Ga.

First Natio nal Bank

PROM PTLY

ST. Pl!flERSBtJRG,FLA

First Nati □nal Bank

Till?ON ,GA.

National B ank of Tif

fvCCOA! ,GA.

First Nati onal Bank

WASHINGTON,D.C.

Riggs Nati onal Bank

WAYNES B0R0,GA.

First Nati onal Bank

M S f POINT,GA.

First Nati 3nal Bank

flLMINGTOF, N.C.

Murchison S’atl.Bank




AND

Cr.

REPORT

10,141.94

/

33,493.43
/

v

/

420.20

M o n th ly

“S

Sta tem en t

191_

fo r

T h ir d N a t io n a l B a n k
OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

PLEASE EXAMINE PROMPTLY AND REPORT

Dr.

Cr.

23£ 8 IT
STATE

-

;

B A NK .

AUGUSTA,GA.

Georgia Railroad Bank

BOY/DON , GA.

Bank of Bowdon

BROXTON,GA.

Broxton Banking Co.

BRUNSWI OK, GA.

Glynn County Bank

CARROLLTON,GA.

Peoples Bank

(

C R B J l T BfiL

Bfi'L

15.70
4838.61
326.98

6828.29
9155.55

ATTANOOGA,TENN. American T & Bkg.Co.

/
s/

—

—

12780.72

GEDARTOWN, GA.

Commercial Bank

CLERMONT,GA.

Clermont Banking Co.

1697.81

CONCORD,GA,

Concord Banking Co.

16036.31

c o n y e r s ,g a .

Bank of Rockdale

54431.80

DALTON,GA.

C.L.Hardwick 8c Co.

554.93

DOERUN,GA.

Farmers Bank

332.86

DULUTH,GA.

Bank of Duluth

ELBERTON,GA.

Elberton Loan & Sav.Bj

BTON,GA.

Bank of Eton

1396.13

F*YETTEVILLE,GA.

Farm.& Merch.Bank

3503.05

FLOVILLA,GA.

Bank of Flovilla

2038.73

FORSYTH,GA.

Bank of Forsyth

8039.33

GAINESVILLE,GA.

Farmers & Merchants B i nk

3319.76

GILLSVILLE,GA.

Bank of Gillsville

HAMILTON,GA.

Bank of Harris County

3292.92
3046.73

XAZLEHURST,GA.

Citizens Bank

JACKSON,GA.

Jackson Banking Co.

JEFFERSON,GA.

Jefferson Banking Co.

11139.57

4320.75

JUNCTION CITY,GA. Farmers

123.93
1395.14

10631.85

Bank of Lexington

LO VEJ OY ,GA.

Lovejoy

LUMPKIN, GA.

Bank of Lumpkin

!AYSVILLE,GA.

Bank of Maysville

ICDONOUGH, GA.

Bank of Heniy County

EMPHIS,TE3IN.

Security Bank &

ONROE,GA.

Farmers Bank

6.SHVTLLE,TENN.

Nashville Trust Co.

EW ORLEANS,LA.

STanal-La.Bk.& Tr.Co.

ti

353.86

1416.39
2091.94

& Merchants B? nk

LEXINGTON,GA.




6799.31

Jesup Banking Co.

' JESUP,GA.

«

nk

Banking Co.

3583.68
545.16

Tr.Co.

Hibernia Bank & Tr.Co,

1864.69
6571.76

/

J

i

1703.78
.."..~J

2170.96
5813.68

6118.93

4567.14
1* 1
1I

1

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7_ ^

M o n th ly

IN ACCOUNT
CURRENT
WITH THE

S ta te m e n t

fo r

.

.

191.

T h ir d N a t io n a l B a n k
OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Dr.

PLEASE

E X A M IN E

PROM PTLY

AND

Cr,

REPORT

CRBTS/T BAL

S T ATE

HEW Y C m

OCILLA GA.

" or MTIXp ,ELA.
QUITMAH ,GA.
I HOCKMAiT,GA.
SAVANH.Ah . g a .
SWQJA

t

GA.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA.

B iHKS

Broadway T3*ust Co.

2127.80

Brown Bros & Company

3955.59

Citizens B ,nk

10 .00

State Bank of Orlando

- 7449.73

Bank of Qui tman

1981,08

Roekmart Bs nk

10728.22

Savannah Bsnk & Tr.Co

12667.65

Farmers Bark & Trust C

14860.19

Walton County Bank

43.14

I STATES?0R0, GA.

Sea Island tpank

i TAMPA, fLA .

Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

t THOMAS OH, GA. ■
j
| THOMASVIL L E jG A .'

TJpson Banki ng & Tr.Co.

TH 'SOI' » GA.

/

5771.79

2954.02

Citizens Bs nk & Tr.Co,

10304.58

Bank of The (ason
Vaiden Bank

WARREN OH, GA.

Citizens Ba nk
Washington

4720.16
/

VAIDEN MISS.

, WASHIHGTOH,GA.

5923.54

46971.59

10268.63

Exchange Bajik

2974.81

" L.& Bkg.Co.

11296.80

WATKIN3VILLE,GA.

Oconee Coui ty Bank

WESTMI IfSTEH.S.C.

Westminste • Bank

WKITESBURG ,GA.

Whi teeburg Banking Co

WINDER, GA.

Winder Ban3 ing (Jo.

flHSTOI rS^PM.H.C,
rOOIBU.IT i GA.




3424.44
/

8043.65
565.84

Y/achovia i\ & T.CO,

18101.81

Peoples Bar k

/
■

a

V

2533.99

y

'T/I
A'

/

1955.08
1;

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3WU

%xmsrncty gep&rtmmt

MO .41 Blue

TEZL-EIGRAM

GH

ATLANTA Ga

i‘et> 11 1914

Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Treasury Department,Washington*,D.C .
Your letter sixth t o Savannah Clearing Associalion.Savannah1s claims
will "be presented by Joseph -B’ dray, M Jt5 Lane, W W Osborne and possibly
one other. Kindly wire me here care Georgian Terrace if possible, date
and hour of Savannah hearing — —




Joseph F Gray
1133am

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.‘REASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM.
WHERE WRITTEN:

Washington

RESERVE BANK ORGAHIZATIOH COMMITTEE
February 12tht 1914*

Joseph T. 8rayf
Oeorglaa Terrace,
Atlanta, Georgia.

Committee will be glad to hear representatives of Savannah
Saturday morning- hearings begin ten A* If*

Secretary,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee

OFFICIAL
O FFIC IA L B U S IN E S S .
GOVERNMENT R A T E S .
C

harge

2— 6827

T

reasu ry

Departm




ent,

A

p p r o p r ia t io n

fo r

The appropriation from which payable must bo stated on above line.

DEPA RTM EN TA L %TOCK BQRM 2 1 2 8 ,

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM.
WHERE W H ftfE N :

Washington,

RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
February 12, 1914,
TO

Joseph I** Gray,

qfft'fltngitM^ft

^Mmy.fr

Georgian Tarraoe,
Atlanta, Georgia.

Have notified Conmittee^Savazmah will be beard Saturday,
fourteenth, A.M.

Secretary,
Reserve Bank Organisation Committee*

OFFICIAL.

Chapse
C

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-2—682T



p p r o p r ia t io n

fo r

The appropriation from which payable must be stated on above line.

DEP ARTMENTAL S T O C K PORM 2 1 2 8 .

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1 1 4 2

W E S T E jm U N I G W
JsB B W
N IG H T 1 W E G R A M
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT
339ANSZ

35

GR N I G H T

I j\ i

GA OEG 2 6

1913

ASSISTANT

SECRETARY

TREASURY

'iiiiiiiiiii mmmmmrnmm**

BYRON R NEWTON
THE

COURT

ROOM

STATED

IN

YOUR

THIRTY

DAYS

IN




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TELEGRAM

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DURING

CUSTODIAN.

1009PM

WASHI NGTON

THE

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00

FOR THE

PURPOSE

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM.
WHERE WRITTEN:

W ashington,
COPY.

Supervising A rc h ite c t
Washington,

ATLANTA Ga J a n 29 1 9 1 4

D.C.

C o u r t o f A p p e a l s room w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e on d a t e m e n t i o n e d f o r bank h e a r ­
in g*
Can a l s o a r r a n g e f o r t h e l a r g e c o u r t room i f d e s i r e d .

BLALOCK
1 2 56 pm

O FFIC IA L B U S IN E S S .
GOVERNM ENT R A T E S .
C

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2— 6827

T

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p p r o p r ia t io n

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The appropriation from which payable must be stated on above line.

DEP ARTMENTAL S T O C K F ORM 2 1 2 8 .

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uou

Sir*
W i l l yo u pl©»is# f u r n is h t h i s e o w a it i# # m ,11®t o f a l l
b a n k * th w in fr nccm m tn w it li y m tr % *£k naad t h e amount o f t a d t .
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ROB ERT
TH O M /\S
J O S E P H




D

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D epositary

o f th e

U nited S ta te s

'

January 15, 1914.

Mr. M. C. Elliott, Secretary pro tern,
Reserve Bank Organization Coramittae,
Washington, D. C.,
Sir:In accordance with your let tar of January

12th,

we ars enclosing, herewith, a list of the banks

having accounts with this bank, showing the balance to
the credit of each on January 14th, 1914, the data of
receipt of your letter.
Respectfully,
Enc.
K,

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Assistant Cashier.

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one

February 10 th* 1914*
My dear Ur. Sierstarfi
Arrangements have horn rsade to hold the
Oottzatttee9s hearings in the Court of Appeals roon,
Atlanta#

^*feruarJ 13th and 14tht beg la-*

n Jng at IQ Am Um
National Bank Examiner 7* C. Dunlap has
been requested to moot the Ccruaittee and assist
In arrangements for the hearings*

Representatives

In the following naraed cities have been notified,
and requests mode that they send list of those de­
siring to be heard to i£r* Dunlap, who will submit
them to yon :
Birmingham, Ala*
Ifontgoiaeryt Ala*
Jacksonville, Fla*
Charleston, 8* C*

Chattanooga, Venn*
Atlanta, 3a*
Savannah,Ga*
Columbia, f . C.

Trueting these a n angeaents will facilitate
the work of fcha Committee*
Respectfully,

Honorable William G- lio Adoo,
Secretary of tho Treasury,
Georgian Terrace Hotel,
Atlanta, Georgia*

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February 28th, 19X4*

Sirs
Oa bohalf of tho Comalttoo# I bag to
thank you for your lotior of February 14th
oncloaiag a dtagraa ahoming why & Fadoral
Raaarta Baxik should bo located In M l a a t a ^

«..

%cd to adiriaa you that tho cuiao will bo
cons Idorod by tho Coramittaa whoa determin­
ing thoao queatlono*
Boapaetfully*

Secretary,
Eottorvo Sank Organ 1mat!an- Coras*it too*

Mr* Jooi Buni#
Hurt Build lag,




A tlanta*

Georgia*

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JOEL HURT
HURT BUILDING

A T LA N T A , G A .

Pebruary 14 , 1914.

The Honorable Organization Committee
Por Regional Banks.
The enclosed diagram shows why a Regional Bank should
be located in Atlanta.
The small disc shows its location with reference to
important neighboring cities within three hundred miles, the
distance and direction accurately given.
The diagram containing the horizontal lines shows
the elevations of the several cities, including Atlanta, above
tide, the elevation and location of each city being placed on
this diagram.

CTH-GCS
Enclosure.

'Jfcn. Wm. 6
Hon* David J;'. Houston secretary or Agriculture,
Hon. John Skelton Williams, Comptroller of Currency.




A2TSWEREB

FEB 2 19!

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PRESIDEN T

FIR ST V IC E-P RE SID EN T

IN C O R P O R A T E D U N DER

sS P R A T LI N , H A R R I N G T O N
GENERAL

311-313 T R U S T

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MASSACHUSETTS

LAW S

GENERAL COUNSEL

19 0 1

THOMAS

Atlanta, Ga.,

AGENTS

C O . OF G E O R G I A

G U Y A. HAM

ALLAN FORBES,
SECRETARY & TREASURER

A . C. J O H N S O N ,

C O R W IN Me D O W E L L ,

Feb* 1 3 , 1 9 1 4 ,

BLDG.

Regional Bank Committee,
Atlanta, Ga.
GentlamentInclosed is telegraphic endorsement of Atlanta
\ ......
for a regional bank from Mr. Corwin McDowell, President
of the Mew England Casualty Company.
The New England Casualty Company has only re­
cently entered the Southern Field after operating thirteen
years throughout the East and Wjj^t.

It is a Company of

|3,500,000.00 assets.

Its directorate is composed of men
I
y
representing big Hew Eng^an^r interests, as shown on at­
tached list.
This endorsement coming from a strong Massachu­
setts corporation, having interests throughout the Country,
impresses us as being a distinct compliment to Atlanta, and
is forwarded you for such use

as you see fit.

Wishing you much success in your efforts, we are,
Yours very truly
SPRATLIN, HARRIHGTOrly& JTBOMAS.

WKH/L




General Manager.

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1/17/14.

Organisation Committee,
Regional Beserve Bank:,
\7ashington, I). C.
G-entlemen;

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We trust yon will see your way clear
to establish in Atlanta one of the eight Regional
Beserve Banks, for Atlanta is the gate-way of
the south and the core of the apple of the South­
east. Ho other section in the united States, as
you well know from last census records, has im­
proved so rapidly in wealth in the past five years9
Again, inside of ten hours, with Atlanta as the
center,you can cover a radius of three to four
hundred miles of territory. It gives you the
most tremendous sweep to be had from any city in
coming in contact with another city.
And again, the writer believes it is des­
tined to be the great working base for the United
States Government for its army post for soldiers,
with the finest climate in the Southeast. We
believe that should you come to analyse a great
bank clearance, and will look over the situation
for all great mercantile and manufacturing companies
in the United States maintaining offices here,
you will realise that Atlanta is the ideal spot for
same.
Thanking 2/ou in advance for the courtesy
of reading, this, 1 remain,
Yours very truly,

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J A C O B PHI NI ZY,
PR ESID E N T

W M . A. L A T I M E R .
VIC E-P R E SID EN T

R U F U S H .B R O W N ,
CA SH IER

S A M U E L M A R T IN .
A S ST .C A S H IE R

first preference for the location of a Regional
Reserve Bank in this district, we take pleasure in
suggesting the City of Richmond, Virginia, as a
second choice.
We beg to remain,

RHB-G.

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E.E.ROSBOROUGH,C a

A L B E R T S .H A T C H ,P resident.

s h ie r

CAPITAL AND S U RP L US

$50 0,00 0.00

Mr* Wm. Gr, McAdoo, Secretary of (Treasury,
Washington, D. C*
Dear Sir:We hereby beg leave to
express our preference for Atlantaf
first, and Richmond, Va, as second choice,
for the location of one of the Regional
Reserve Banks.
Very respectfully,

ash;]]:

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B . H . E L L I S O N , AsST.CaSH IER .

W H.BARRETT,VICE-PRESIDENT.

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B R U N S W I C K , F e b , 2nd. 1914 *

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PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN ALL KINDS OF JO B

1 4 2 8 1-2 NEW CASTLE STREET

UP STAIRS

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PHONE 7 8 2

Hon, Wm. G.McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
W a sh in g to n ,D .C .

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Dear Sir :=
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In the
Fank to

district,our first choice is AtlantaVand our

second choice Richmond#




selecting a location for Fede^fiL Reserve

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I N V O I C E S M U S T B E A C C O M P A N I E D BY B I L L O F L A D I N G W I T H T H R O U G H F R E I G H T R A T E I N S E R T E D

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D r y G o o d s , N o t i o n s , S h o e s , f la t s , G r o c e r i e s
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Jan 23rd 1914

Organization Cozomlttee» Regional Baxdt
Washington

Oa#

Gentlemen
Knowing that enly a t m Cities will be favored with
the location of One ef your

Regional Reserve Baides

that it will be a great beniflt
Country#
GEORGIA •

and believing

to the City and the surrounding

we write you for your consideration In behalf of

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The Capitol of the Sip Ire state of the Sueth.

Thanking you for your consideration in this*
We are Yours very truly
Rlfr

A. ACR1E COMPANY

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W.

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P I T T A R D ,

P r e s .

G. W.

B A T T L E ,

V.

Pres.

R.

B,

R O L L I N S ,

Cashiej

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C a s s v i ll e , G a.

1/23/14.
Committee of Organization
Regional Reserve Banking
System, Washington, D.C.
Gentlemen;Peeling that the vast Commercial in
est of the southeastern States reqftire thfc location of one of the Regi
Reserve Banks in this section and believing that the city of Atlanta.
Ga., on account of its location and financial resources more nearly me
the needs of an ideal location than any other cit$r in the section, I
earnestly request your honorable body to locate one of the Regional
‘ ‘Atlanta.
JAN 2 6 1914




Respectively,

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OF C E D A R T O W N .

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a p it a l

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R. O. P I T T S , P R E S ID E N T
C. W . S M I T H , V lC E -P R E S T .
E. L. H E N D E R S O N , CASHIER

C E D A H T O W N , G A . Jan 14- 1914-

Hon. //. G. MCAdOO,

A \3

Secretary of the Treasury,
V a s

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Dear Sir
This banK wishes to go on record as favoring
jltlant^ Georgia, for the location of the Regional
fcanlc that will serve this section.
Owing to the geographical location and the
fact that Atlanta is the distributing point for the
South, maices Atlanta eminently situated for the location
of one of these banks.




Yours very truly,

President.

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d. M. W Y N N E
D R Y GOODS, C L O T H I N G , S H O E S
H ATS AN D M IL L IN E R Y

COCHRAN, G A . , -

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7/ashington, D. C.
Gentlemen:I am writing you only to say that I
would like to see a Regional Reserve Bank located
in the City o:?^i3jyji6|3^^eorS:ia * and the reason
is explained lr^n^enclosed folder "better than
I know how to write you*
I know Atlanta will suit this immediate section
"better than any other City and I think it is the
best place in the South to locate a Regional
Reserve Bank.
Yours very tr




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January 5, 1914-.

Honorable Secretary of the Treasury,
Honorable Secretary of Agriculture,
Honorable Comptroller of the Currency,
The Reserve Bank Organization Committee
Washin&ton, D. C.
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I have the honor of enclosing herewith,
copy of a resolution passed unanimously at the
meeting of the Columbus Clearing House Association,
held this day, indicating the preference of all the
Banks composing that Association), for Atlanta,
Georgia, to be selected as the location of one of the
regional reserve banks.
It is the intention of the Banks of Columbus
to lay the matter of accepting the conditions of the
Federal Reserve Bank before their shareholders at the
annual meetings to be held in January. It is confi­
dently believed that every National Bank here will
become a member, and some of the State Banks likewise.
And I am,

House Association.

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WHEREAS# the Sixty-Third Congress of the
United States passed an Aot known as the "Federfl
Reserve Act"# creating not less than eight nor more
than twelve regional banks* to be located in Federal
Reserve cities; and
WHUREASt the location of these regional
banks is left entirely

with the Reserve Banking

Organization Committee# and which Committee will
naturally be guided largely "by the wishes of the
Banks and the people to be served;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the
undersigned Banks# composing the Columbus Glearing
House Association of Columbus# Georgia# that they
most respectfully ask of the Reserve Banking Organi­
sation Committee the location of one of the Federal
Regional Banks at ATLANTA, GEORGIA, that it may pro­
perly, efficiently and quickly serve the

territory

adjacent thereto.
That in the opinion of the Columbus Clear­
ing House Association and the Bank» composing the same,
Atlanta is the most logical location for this Bank for
the following reasons;
1.

The great accessibility which Atlanta
has on account of being served by very
many Railroads# and quick and numerous
trains*

2« TJts rapid and substantial growth, large
population and increasing tax values*
3*

Its increasing bank clearings, which far
exceed those of any other city in this
immediate vicinity.

4,

The size of the Kational Banks
located at this point* and the will*
ingness of each to qualify under the
Banking and Currency Act passed by
the Sixty-Third Congress*

Especially would Atlanta be the most accessible
place to Columbus, Georgia, on account of the number of
trains, quick time in transit, and the large and increas­
ing business that is constantly being done between the
two cities.
The subscribing Banks, each of which will soon
have a meeting of the shareholders, expect to lay before
said shareholders, through their officers, the advisabili
of becoming members of the Federal Reserve Regional Bank.




NATIONAL BANK OF COLUMBUS.
THIRD NATIONAL BANK.
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK.
MERCHANTS & MECHANICS BANK.
PHOENIX BANK.
COLUMBUS'SAYINGS BANK.
HOME SAVING'S BANK.
PHENIX-GIRARD BANK.
BANK OF PHENIX CITY.

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P. W. S H tP P A R D

L. L. DAVIS

J. M. NIX

R. L. B LA C K

SHEPPARD-DAVI5-NIX & COMPANY
General Merchandise
HiSh Grade Fertilizers
Waggons
And Farm
Implements

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Seed And
Other Farm
Products

Commerce, Ga.,

j«i* ss> 1914.
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Organization Committee,.
Regional Reserve Bank,
Washington, D*,C*

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:ORM

Gentlemen:We wish to urge you to select Atlantg, Geor­
gia m& the location for a Regional Bank. fffTanfSp is* 'be­
yond doubt the leading city of our new* Southland* As
you gentleman fully realize our ejection has advanced
more within the past decade than any other section of
our Union, and further you know that other sections of
our country haar 'been more favored By legislation during
the reign of our opposing political partyj How; we as
citizens of the South feel that it would be your inten­
tion to; give us any assistance that would be legitimate*
Atlanta is the gateway of our finances and hae- done more
to advance our section than any other city*
Thanking you for your kindly consideration and trust­
ing you in this matter, wm beg to remain,
Most respectfully,
SHEPPARD DAVIS NIX & CO.
General supply merchants*
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FORD

J.J.L ANGFOF?D,

QH.LANGFORD,

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Fu r n i t u r e
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2/11/1.

ft
■^on. Wm. &.McAdoos
Secretary of the ■‘•reasury,
Washington, D*C«

Dear Sir; In the matter of selecting a location for federal
Reserve Bank to serve this district, my first choice is
Atlanta and my second choice is Richmond*




Respectfully submitted,

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R . B. V A U G H N & C O .
CONYERS, GA.

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H . L . T U R N E R , C A S H IE R
W . F. M E E K , V ic e * P r e s i d e n t

E . D A V tS , PRESIDENT

(Etfmmerrial - fairings la n k
C apital S to c k , $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 . 0 0

Organization Committee,
Regional Reserve Baxtit,
Wathington,
D. C*

Gentlemen:A» a citizen and engaged in the mercantile business, with
other persuits, I am in a position to appreciate the advantages
which it is hoped will he derived from the organization and establi­
shment of these banks.
Ga., is the most logical
point at which one of these banks can best serve the south-east sec­
tion, she it being so situated as to be rest accessible and and con­
venient to the largest and most active business patronage, tt you will
be serving the needs sought in the bill to consider the above cities m
claims in my opinion.




Yours very truly, ,

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BELL TELEPHONE-ELBERTON, GA., 307-3

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MANUFACTURER OF GUANO AND COTTON BUYER
Dewy Rose,

Organisation Committee, Regional Reserve
Washington, D.O.
Gentler* n:Peeling that your committee wills

advisable to

locate a Regional Reserve Bank in the Southeastern States, I wish
to urge upon you the selection ot Atlanta as the logical location
■of this b&nli, as that city is best suited to serve this eeotion as
a financial c enter.




vours verv truly,
' i G J.

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F. G . C O R K E R ,

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Jan,26th.1914
F I R S T N A T IO N A L B A N K B U I L D I N G

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Organization Committee,

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Regional Reserve Bank5

JAN 28 1914

Washington, D. C.
Dear Sirs:-

J
X have already endorsed JVtlan£a for designation for one

of the Reginal Banks. If you should find that you cannot designate
Atlanta, ray second choice would be R i c h m o n d ^ .

I believe that

nex$ to Atlanta Richmond is entitled to it for this section.




Yours very truly,

President.

Ca sh ie r

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TG

G REENE, P re s id e n t.

W. H .H E A R N .V ic e P r e s i d e n t .

1

L .M . P E N N IN G T O N ,S ec 'y & T r e a s .

( IN C O R P O R A T E D )

Eatonton, Ga. Jan. 22nd, 1914,
l"
Organization Committee, Reginal Reserve Bank,
Washington, D . C.,

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Gentlemen:
After carefully surveying the south-eastern territory from
every standpoint* looking to the location of one of the Keginal
Reserve Banks in this territory, I candidly believe the govern­
ment could not select a better point to locate one of these banks
than Atlanta, Georgia,
No City in the south-eastern territory has grown so rapidly
and substantially as has Atlanta, and no point, in my judgment,
would reach as

the needs that these banks

are intended for, so well as this City. It is second in all this
section in bank clearings, to say nothing of its geographical
location and the natural services it could and would render to
the public at large. If the territory is carefully surveyed and
the bank to be located in this territory is located on the merits
(X -

of the loction,
I feel satisfied the committee will select Atlanta
A.
as the point. I have traveled largely over this territory and
lived in it all of my life, and am sure no mistake could be made
in the location of this bank at Atlanta.
I trust the committee will weigh this letter with care, and
let it carry wlrtlvTK/iS^^^iQuence a business man deserves.




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W m. R. B O W E N ,
P resident a T reasurer

E. T. J A M E S ,
V ice-P resident

G E O . P. M O R R IS ,
S ecretary

J. A. M U R P H Y ,
Manager

lEmptr? U t m a t it il* (Enmpattg
D EPA R TM EN T STO RE
W H O L E S A L E A ND R E T A I L D E A L E R S IN

DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, SHOES, LADIES READY-TO-WEAR AND GROCERIES

Jffttzgmib, <Sa., January 26 , 1914

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rfarii zat ion C omm 111 ee,
Regional Reserve Bank,
Washington, B.C.
Bear Sirs

We are anxious to have one of the
Regional Reserve Banks that will he located
throughout the United States, located in Atlanta*
We Believe and know that this place
is the most logical one for the Southeast mid
that upon a thoro-jgh investigation we Believe
you will Be convinced that this statement is true.
Atlanta's growth has Been most wonderful
and rapid, its population increasing from 8 9,832
154,839 in the last ten years. Its Bank clearings
have grown from #60,753,-911 in 1893 to $725,604,192
in 1913, which shows a most wonderful developement
in resources and Bv far the largest Bank clearings
in this territory.
*

W e , knowing these great advantages
Atlanta has over any other place in this section of
the Country, take much pleasure in endorsing
it for the place for one of the Regional Reserve
Banks and ask the kind consideration of its
proposition By you.
Yours very truly,
EMPIRE MERCANTILE COMPANY

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Forsyth, Ga.

MISS S. RUSHIN &

Jan, 23, 1914,

company- millinery.

Organization Committee,
" Regional Reserve Bank,
Washington, D. C#
®entlemen!'1

*
Appreciating the great advantage to t*e South and especially

to Georgia to have one of the Regional Reserve Banks located i^^^l^rrt^,
I write to urge the establishment of auch a hank And hope Atlanta will
he fortunate enough to secure one of these hanks#
use your ut^/most endeavor to secure the
hank f o

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Yours very truly,

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CASH STORE

STORE OF M ANY D E P T ’ S

R E Y N O L D S, GA.

FO R T V A L L E Y , GA.

R. S. BRASWELL,
Dealer

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Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, Hats, r \
Notions, Shoes, Clothing, Floor
p U . i
Coverings, Suits and Wraps
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A d d re ss all C om m u nications to Fort V a lle y

Fort Valley, Ga., Jan. 22, 191^*
Regional Committee, Regional BanK,

Washington*/.p. 0*

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Gentlemen;
Supposing it your desire to hear the wished
people in placing the Regional Reserve BanK and hopfcng
that I may be instrumental in helping you to place it
at the point where it will he most convenient to the
most

people of the Southern states.
I beg that you place this BanK in Atlanta«Gjuand

base my argument on the following "Sfounas.
First, Because Atlanta is most centrally located,
which I thinK should b e the most importantln consideration*
Second, Its money reserve has grown more rapidly than any
City in the South, at present time stands second to the lar gest reserve of any of our

Cities*

Third, Atlanta is not only a large City hut it is the most
rapid growing City in the South, the total value of all im provements of the Southern Cities of 1912 shows that Atlanta
exceeds them all.
Last ly, Georgia the Empire?'State of the South yields more
Cotton to the acre than any State in th<* TJnlon.
I feel sure that you cannot hut admitt that Atlanta is the
place fpr the Regional BanK.
I trust that you will hear my appeal. I beg to remain,



Yours truly.

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regional Heser've Bank Commission,
W ash ington* D.C*
Gentlemen *I write you by way of surest!on of the advisability
and also tne desirability in n»y mind of nixing a hefeional
Reserve Bank in the city of Atlanta* ^
Such a bank would be tae means of avoiding every
possibility of panics such as those we have suffered from in
past years*
I represented one of tne largest Wholesale dry­
goods concerns in the city of Atlanta ior twenty-seven years,
and have traveled ail over this section of our count ry-and
I think Atlanta the best city to its population on earth*and
consider it by all means the place for one of these banks*
I hope the Coraaittee will see in the Georgia Capital
the fit place for a Reserve i*an& of the kind.




Yours very truly,
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Hawkinsville, (Ja., January 24, 1914.

Organization Committee,
Regional Heserve Bank,
Washington, 3). C.
Gentlemen:
3n locating a Regional Reserve Bank in the
City of Atlanta you will confer a great favor upon the people
of this surrounding territory.
I have for forty years joined in the host
of people making the City of Atlanta headquarters of commercial
trading, and expenience in this line plainly shows me the
Bank would prove a great benefit to the entire surrounding
territory, and I most earnestly urge your committee to so
vote the City of Atlanta.
Yours very truly,
B/Mo .




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A. 3. H A V S
DEALER IN

G E N E R A L MERCHANDISE
SHOES, DRY GOODS, NO TI ON S AND GROCERIES

Hayston, Ga.

January £ 6 , 191 4

Organization Doianiittee ,
Regional Reserve Bank,
Was hmgt on. D C'
Gent leraen:
I am very anxcious to see one of the Regional
Beserve Banks located in A tlan ta which I believe is
certainly the c ity for a reserve Bank in the SoutheastAtlant i is not only the largest city in this
section, but it is the center of trade for a l l products,
headquarters for railroads, telegraph, telephone, and
insurance companies In selecting a city nearest the center of
population, trade, and prosperity for a Regional Reserve
bink for the Southeastern States, then Atlanta is the




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Feb.
The Reserve Bank Organization Commit tee,

6til 1914*

Washing*tontDiC.
Gentlemen.: -

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We hand you herewith Resolution of aeceptffiee properly
filled, out and signed by our cashier, and we will/be glad to become
a member of the Federal Reserve System*

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We wish to heartily endorse ^tlanta^Gaf

as the place for

the Regional Bank to be located for this District* 'We believe there
is no other City so centrally located or accessible for this section
as the City of Atlanta, and we hope that your good Committee will
make their decision in favor of the Greater Atlanta*




Yours truly,
First National Bank of Jackson.

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January- 27th- 1914,

6E N E R A L MANAGER

Urgardsation Committee, Regional Bank,
'Washington, D. C.
Ge&tlemen;Please allow us to enter our endorsement for At lanta y, Ga«
as the most suitable oity for one of the REGIONAL BAITKS, soon to
be established#
In our opinion there is no oity in the southeastern states
that is as centrally located, as well qualified, and as deserving
as the aity of Atlanta for on of these banks•
It is useless for us to numerate the advantages Atlanta
has over other cities in this matter, no doubt this has been num­
erated already many, many times by others that have written you
in regard to Atlanta1 s being the place for this bank*
Hoping you will place one of these institutions in this
great city, Atlanta* Me are*




Very truly yours,
Carmi chael

By,

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LOCATION OF THE BANK IN ATLANTA. BELIEVE SENTIMENT THROUGHOUT THE
RADIUS TO BE SERVED BY REGIONAL BANK FOR THIS TERRITORY
PRACTICALLY UNANIMOUS IN FAVORING ATLANTA AS THE PROPER MOST CONVENIENT
AND BEST LOCATION FOR THE REGIONAL RESERVE BANK.
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^as3alngton,B.C.

Dear Sir:
In the matter of selecting a location
Reserve Banfc to serve tlils^ district^ our first choice is
—--- ---Atlanta and our second choice is Richmond^




Respectfully submitted:

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Jan. 19, 1914

Organization Committee, Regional reserve Bank,
Washington, I). C.
Gentlemen:
As a busines/ man of Georgia, I m writing
to ask that you locate one of the Regional Reserve
Banks in Atlanta./Atlanta is a great and growing
city, and I will very much appreciate it if you will
locate one of these banks there.

JHM/C
ANSWERED

JAN 2 11914

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I. C. / J O H N S O N & S O N S
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W h o l e s a l e a n d R e t a il D e a l e r s i n

N ER A L M ERCHANDISE
AN D COTTON B U Y E R S

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W. M . TRIBBLE

R. II. TRIBBLE

R. M . TRIBBLE

R. H. T R I B B L E & SO N S
DEALERS IN

G EN ER A L M ERCHANDISE, DOMESTIC COAL, C O TTO liSEED H U LLS
AND M EA L AND HIGH GRADE F E R T IL IZ E R S




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A .J . C O LB ERT, V i c e - P r e s t .

T J. S T E W A R T, S e c . S T r e a s .

Orgination Committee Regional Bank,
Washington,

D, C.

Gentlemen:We strongly favor At'
as the best site for a Regional Bank for *tne
Southeastern States.

Measured by every

token and. particularily its resources, con­
venience and acceptability we believe Atlanta
will commend itself to your favorable consid­
eration.
Very respectfully,
SMITH &

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R. L. McKENNEY, President and Editor

T. J. SIMMONS, Managing Editor

L. J. KILBURN, Secretary

T H E MACON N E W S
P U B L IS H E D E V E R Y A F T E R N O O N E X C E P T S U N D A Y

Member American N. Pub. Assn.

O FFIC E

PRESIDENT

AGON, GA.,

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January Tenth,
ineteen Fourteen.
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To His Excellency,
a
Hon. Woodrow Wilson,
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President of The United Stafce§, o JAN 12 1914
Washington, D*C.,
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My dear Mr. Wilson:-

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I desire to congratulate you u#o& .
in putting through the Currency Bill.

B-m-eeese— J

I am very anxious for one of the regional hanks to he lo­
cated in Georgia and, in all probability, if it is located in our
state, it will go to Atlanta.
My purpose in writing you is to present the name of Mr. L.P.
Hillyer as a director for sam^ who would come under “Class A". Mr. Hillyer is the 1st Vice-President of the American national Bank of our city,
and is the active Vice-President of that institution, He is a man $1
years of age and has "been engaged in active bank service since he was
19 years old. It was he whf organized the American National Bank, the
largest bank now in our city, in 1§91* Por 20 years he was Secretary
of the Georgia Bankers* Association and is now the ^PPM^President of
the same organization. He was a member of the Executive Council of the
American Bankers ^Association last year and has also served as^VicePresident of the (feasgss Bankers* Association. He is personally
known to Mr. John Skelton Williams, who, I understand, is slated for
Comptroller of Currency.
In addition to the above facts, I desire to say that I have
known him personally for more than 30 years, and believe him to be
thoroughly qualified to fill the position satisfactorily to all parties
concerned. His experience with the smaller banks throughout Georgia
and the South, as well as the larger banks also, gives him an insight
to the banking business of the South which wou&d mean a great deal
towards rendering excellent service, should he be so fortunate as to
secure the directorship referred to above.
Thanking you in advance for such assistance as you may ren­
der towards securing his appointment and with highest personal regards,
I am,
Cor^allv yours,
RIIcK.H



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POU

GROCERY

COMPANY

D E A L E R S |N

FANCY AND FAMILY GROCERIES
STAPLE DRY G O O DS—FARM SU PPLIES
K ENNESAW AND COWETA GUANO




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DEALER IN

GROCERIES, FURNITURE AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE
CLOTHING AND GENTS FURNISHINGS
LADIES SUITS AND .JACKETS

MANSFIELD, (iA.,

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22nd. ,.I9I4-.--191.

Organiznation Committee,
Regfonal Reserve Bank, Washington, D.C«
Gentlemen:I have gone deeply into the statistics of our Southern
cities and am of the opinion that Atlanta, Ga. will be the prop­
er place to locate a Regional Reserve Banx and will thank you
to give this point due consideration.




Your* Very truly,

ANSWERED
JAN 23 1914
form

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GENERAL

M E R C H A N D ISE

M A N U FA C TU R ER S

HIGH-GRADE
BRANCH

H O USE

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OF

FERTILIZERS

BROUGHTON

F o r m

1/22/1914
M a n s f ie l d ,

Ga .

Organization Committee, Regional Reserve Bank

AN SW ER ED
JAN 23 1914

Washington,

D.C*

FORMk^
Gentlemen:-Having watched with much interest the
proceedings of our Law-Makers in Washington D.C.,
and believing that they are working according to
their goofi Conscience,
One of the best laws recently passed, in or~
-ganizing a better banking system, which tends to
distribute money, where it w i n do good to the
masses, and as

have the honor of locating

these Regional Reserve Banks, trust that you w i n
see that one of our”Greatest Southern Cities”
ATLANTA. GEORGIA , w i n

share with the others

in getting one of these"BANKS”•
Being more centrally

located, and feel sure

the records of her GROWTH in.last ten years, w i n
it




GIVE HER THE BEST SIffiE FOR A REGIONAL BANK FOR THE
SOUTHEASTERN STATES1
THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR A FAVORABLE
CONSIDERATION©
Yours very truly
Adams Bros & Hurst
E.W.Adams

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A .V . a O T O E L r O U .V .P R E S .
R.W .W ®W TJH v U T T »T r e a s .
H . R . M c C L A T C H E Y ,S e <*y.

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D ir e c t o r s :
B .O .B R U M B Y *
T . W .R E A D
si. J .B L A C K
M .L .M c s N E E L
E .P .D O B B S
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Whereas,the sixty third congress of the United States passed an
act known as the "Federal ReserveA Act” creating not less than eight
nor more than twelve regional banks to "be located in the federal
reserve cities: and
Whereas* the location of these regional banks is left entirely
with the reserve banking organization,committee will naturely be
guided largely by the wished of the banks and the people served*
Now, therefore,be it resolved by the undersigned banks, that
they most respectfully ask of the reserve banking organization
committee the location of one of the federal regional banks at
Atlanta Ga#, that it may properly, efficiently and quickly serve
the territory threrto*
That in the opinion of the undersigned Atlanta is the most
logical location for this bank for the foll’owing reasons:
1*Atlanta is the largest city in the southeast.
2*3?he great accessibility which Atlanta has on account of being
served by very many railroads, and quick and numerous trains#
3* Its rapid and substantial growth, large population and
increasing tax values*
4* Its increasing bank clearings, which far exceed those of any
other city in the Southeast*
5 # fhe size of the national banks located at this point and the
willingness of each to qualify under the banking act passed by the
sixty third congress*
(signed)




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Chamberof (Enntmero
O N .V .P r e s .
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U T T .T r e a s .
C H E Y ,S ec V.

Dir e c t o r s :
B . G . B R U M B Y *"
T .W - R E A D
J. J. BLACK
M .L .M c N E E L
E .P . D O B B S
J .M .F O W L E R

Whereas, the sixty third 0ongress of the United States pa
passed an act known as the "Federal Reserve Act ", creating not less
than eight nor more than twelve regional banks to be located in the
federal reserve cities: and,
whereas, the location of these regional banks is left
entirely with the reserve banking organization committee , which
committee will naturally be guided largely by the wishes of the
banks and the people to be served; and
Whereas Atlanta 7/ill be presented and whereas the banks
of Marietta have unanimously endorsed Atlanta as the logical place
for one of the regional banks, now,
therefore be it resolved that the Chamber of Commerce
of Marietta representing the other business interests of the City
endorse the action and resolutions of the Marietta Banks and earnestly
request that the organization committee select Atlanta for
the reasons stated by the banks of Marietta, and we most heartily
endorse the resolution passed by the Atlanta C&aaber of Commerce, of
iltlanta, and the Atlanta Clearing House, giving good and sufficient
reasons therein#




The above is a true copy of the resolution passed this date,
(Signed)
-CHAMBER--OF--CQMMSHCS^

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Atlanta Clearing Bouse fss’n,
Atlanta,

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Gentlemen:

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The undersigned h^iUvS a^Momrtfe,
Liartily endorse Atlantal ©Inin>^for ogre of the
Federal Reserve J g M BrS'-,ly
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The fact that Atlanta IV.b o w '
largest city
la the South-east and that
rapidly
increasing 1m population, that
already the
commercial center of the ©satire section in which
it is located, and that it has superior railroad
facilities, give to it such advantages that we
feel sura that the Organization Coismlttee will
aot ignore them In rr.akiug; their selection of a
location of one of the Reserve hanks for this
part of the country *
Yours very truly,
BA1*M-^IF MOKHOK
Cashier

0KIOH B A m im coMFAmr
by
Copy to Organization Cossnltteee,
Washington, D« C*

Cashier.

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Mountville, Georgia.
Jan.26th,1914.

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Organization dammittee/
R e g i o n a l R e s e r v e Bank,
Washington, D. C .

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G e n t l e m e n :-

I want

to add my name to

the many

thousands

that are p u l l i n g for A t l a n t a as the Re g i o n a l R e s e r v e
Bank

center.
I feel

Srnnnxiirrili'HiHWMiTlMr

that A t l a n t a is in b e t t e r

to serve the S o u t h - e a s t e r n States

City in that territory.




Yours

truly,

position

than any other

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B.T. THOMPSON, P resident
M .F.CO LE ,V ice P resident

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Jany, 8, 1914.
The Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington,D. C.
Sirs:-

V'

Enclosed you 4 ill find the resolution unanimously adopted
by the ITewnan Clearing House Assoc iatiory^xpressing the preference
of all our banks for Atlanta Georgians one of the Regional Reserve
Banks.
I feel sure that it is the intention of

our four banks to

apply for membership in the Federal Reserve Bank.




Respectfully,
President of
ITewnan Clearing House Assoc2

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B.T.THOM
M.F.COLE

I.A s s t . Cashier

E T. O W E N S ,

N e w n a n Ba n k in g C o m pa n y
New nan , Georgia .
RESOLUTION.
Resolved by the Newnan Clearing House Association, composed
of the Following banks,
The First National Bank,
The Coweta National Bank,
The Manufacturers National Bank,
The Newnan Banking Company,
that the Reserve Bank Organization Committee he respectfully requested
to select ATLANTA Georgia as one of the sites for a Federal Reserve
Bank, as this city is centrally located and will conveniently serve
a large territory of the Southern States.
Atlanta is the terminal of several of our largest rail-roads'
and on account of its transportation facilities it is the commercial
and banking centre of an extensive territory embracing Georgia and
parts of all adjoining states.
7o feel that its bank clearings, post offidse receipts and
commercial importance entitle^ it to the location of one of the
Federal Reserve Banks,
The above resolution was adopted

January the eighth

nineteen hundred and fourteen.




NEWNAN CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION,
ident.

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D. W . B O O N E, P r e s , a G e n . Mg r .

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T. S T A C Y C A P E R S . S e c . & T r e a s .

o o n e -C a p e r s

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I NCORPORATED

D ry Goods, Notions, Shoes
HATS, FURNISHINGS, LADIES’ READY-TO-WEAR
CLOTHING AND MILLINERY

H avant Ga,

1A 5A- 4j; s,' n

Organ!zation Commit;tee, Regional, Reserve, Bank,

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Washington,

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D. C.

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Gentlemen;**
We wish to .^oin the great number who are rfrw making an effort
to locate a Regional Bank in the city of Atlanta Gr&.fln our opinion a
bank located in Atlanta will conserve the interests of a greater number of
people than if located in any other city in the South East.
Atlanta is a live, up to date, city, growing rapidly and is
throughly abreast with the throes. Atlanta is correctly styled as the Hew
York of the South. She hps more office buildings than any other city her
size. Most every manufacturing concern of any note in the North or East
is represented in Atlanta. It has the second largest mule market in this
country, and the automobile distributing point of the South, and has other
advantages too numerous to mention.
We trust that due consideration will be given the efforts which
are being put forth to locate the above mentioned bank in Atlanta.
Yours very truly,
. A N S W E R E D ;




’AM Z 1 191

Boone Capers Co.

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ID e r a ita y

3

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Dealers In

Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes,
Hats, Caps, Etc.
Ladies Ready-to-Wear Garments

Newnan, Ga.,__/

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Sentlemen:
r
Please allow me to impress upon your
h o n a r a M e toody |jFe desirability of locating one the Reserve Banka
in Atlanta
I lselelTe Atlanta to l?e the logical location for such a liank
and trust you will see fit to place one there.

1^*“Or




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A . A . & T. E.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE'✓
NORCROSS, GA., J a n 2 6 tn -

.19 14

To Organisation Committee Regional Reserve BanK,

Washington,d .3.

G'entleiuen:In reference to the location of the Regional BanK, we of
the Southeast believe that Atlanta,Ga* is the center of principal
■business already, and as time rolls on bids fair to gain in inpcrt8.rice» and since these Regional banKs r/ill be permanent institutions
the location of them should be carefully looKed after in the interest
of future commercial transactions as welll • as. the
present,hence
your
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careful attention is called to Atlanta's advantages in the location
of one of these Barits,




Very Respectfully,
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FURNITURE
SOLD
ON EASY
PAYMENTS

EVERYTHING
SOLD
AT A REASONABLE PRICE

J. M. REYNOLDS
DEALER IN

Organization.Committefrr*ftefiional Reserve Bank.

eastern teritory can best be served from the city
of Atlanta Ga, I am constrained to add my mite to
appeal that is being made

for the establishment

of one of the regional reserve Banks in that City,
Although I am more than two hundred miles from
Atlanta,mail is exchanged both ways with Atlanta
between the close of banks in the evening and the
opening the next day, this is true of all of south­
west Georgia.

Feeling sure that the advantages

of Atlanta as a reserve cer
sidered, I am Respectfully.

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B. F. H A L E

B. T. H A Y N E S ,
VIC e-P R E S T

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Jan. 9th, 1914

The Reserve Bank Organization Committee*
*

Washington, B*C*

Gentlemen: —
It appearing to the Banks of this city that Atlanta,
.■«■"■IWIWBHWCTIJIM'IUIIMMMBM,
Ga* is the logical city from a geographical and cona&erat&l stand­
point, it is the desire of this Association to urge the appointment
of that city as the location for one of the Regional Reserve Banks,
aiid in accord with that viev this Association has passed resolutions,
copy of which are herewith enclosed, which are submitted for your
careful consideration*




Very respectfully,
THE ROME CLERAING HOUSE ASSOCIATION,

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January 8th* 1914#
TUB m m CLEIRING HOUSE, AT ROME* GA.* IK REGULAR MEETING
ASSEMBLED*

The following resolution was offered and adopted!
WHEBEAS* It appearing to the Banks of this Association that the
establishment of one of the Regional Reserve Banks should be located
in this section in order to supply facilities for the very large
agricultural* manufacturing* commercial and mining Interests* of which
this immediate section is practically the centerf
AND WHEREAS* It appears that Atlanta* Ga. is more favorably
located geographically and from a commercial standpoint than any of
the other cities in the Southeastern territory and that* in our opinion*
this is the logical point for the establishment of one of the said Banks*
THEREFORE* RE IT H ’SOLVED* That the Organization Committee of the
National Reserve Bank be requested and urged to locate one of the
Regional Reserve Ranks in the city of Atlanta* Georgia*




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J. W . Jordan

W. L. Jordan

JORDAN BROTHERS
DEALERS IN

General M erchandise

CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, ETC.

Royston, Ga.. Jan* 2 1 st» 1914»

191

Organization Committee, Regional Reserve Banks,
Washingtont D. C.
Gentlemen;- ..

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As we see the great pull that

jpGrrn

f GeorKiHT is

making for a Regional Reserve Bank to be located there

we

are writing you in their behalf as we M l y belime in our_____
minds that Atlanta is the greatest City in the south-eastern
section..

And not only the greatest City but the greatest

insurance City of the southj

*s she is 10cated in the best —

section of Georgia which ranks second in the great cotton world,
and we think the Regional Reserve Bank if located in Atlanta
would be a great out let and furnisher to the south*




Xours very truly,

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vs J D O

Form 163

UNION
A l#

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DEC 3 0

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Buildiag, C«r. 14thandFSts., WashinetOB, D.C.
172AH HY 3 5

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SAVANNAH GA DEC

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30 1913

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THE SECY OF THE TREASURY

-------------------vVASHI NGTON 0C

THE SAVANNAH CLEARING-HOUSE ASSOC IATI ON
C I T Y OF SAVANNAH CORDIALLY I N V I T E
t H I S C I T Y WHEN CO NSID E RIN G THE

YOUR COMMITTEE' T 0 :MEcT IN

LOCATION OF

NK FOR T H I S D I S T R I C T




S I GO MYERS

T HE TRADE BODIES AND THE

7PM

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EXECUTIVE COMM:
Y#'

SIGO MYERS, Chairman,
RICHARD! J. DAVANT ;
MILLS B. LANE
w . p . M cCa u l e y
LEOPOLD ADLER
JACOB S. COLLINS
JOSEPH HULL
HENRY BLUN
THOS. PURSE, Committee^8€cretary

avannah

C learing

;

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association^

/
December 30, 1913.

The Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Sir:
Confirming our telegram of today, reading:
"The Savannah Clearing Association, the trade bodies and the
City of Savannah cordially invite your Committee to meet in this
city when considering the location of a regional reserve hank for
this district.”
Realizing the importance of your holding your meetings in a
city centrally located, in each reserve district, and knowing that in
this district, Savannah is the nearest point to its center of any of
the cities likely to he selected for consideration, and knowing that
owing to its vast commercial importance, and to the fact that it supplies
most of the funds necessary to move the enormous crops grown in this
section, and having in the Savannah Custom House a building admirably
adapted to your Committee's needs, we cordially invite yovx Committee
to meet in this city.
Should it become expedient to hold the session in Washington,
we will esteem it a favor to appear before your ©ommittee in that city.
Very Respectfully,
NATIONAL

OF SAVANNAH

Ma:yor of Savannah', 8a.
CITIZENS & SOUTHERN BANK

TRUST CO.
Prest.

GERMANI
Prest.

TRUST CO.
Prest.

CHATHAM? BANK
Prest.

SAVJJUB TRUST GO.
By

CCMCERCIAL BANK

EXCHANGE BANK

By 1

By

Pr<

HIBERNIA BANK
By l 4 iy , C L . W



^JPrest.

Prest.
SAVINGS ASSOCIATION

/v-* i prest.
■'i
MERCHANTS HATIOHAL BABE
Trest

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EXECUTIVE COMM1
SIGO MYERS, Chairman
RICHARD J. DAVANT
MILLS B. LANE
W. P. McCAULEY
LEOPOLD ADLER
JACOB S. COLLINS
JOSEPH HULL
HENRY BLUN
THOS. PURSE, Committee Secretary




Savannah

C l e a r in g

A s s o c ia t io n

S A V A N N A H , GA.

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CEASEAH HEAL ESTATE & XEPBOYUSKE CO.
By

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February 6, 1914*

Bin
SaaaSfc Organisation Cestuittec wilil be
to M ar
hoarlags to be bold in the Court of Appeals roaa at
Atlanta* Goorcia, ^brasry 13 ea<3 14 feegiimtns at
10

A* JJ,
Kindly furnish oe list of thoao who dooira to

be hoard* sailing duplicate to Eatlcnml 3a»& Sxanlcer
2. C• Drmlsp, 58 St&herl&ttd Brivc, KirJr-ood, Atlanta*
Georgia,
Respectfully,

Secretary,
Reservo Baste Organization Committee*

Cbainmm,




Savannah OXearlsg Aaaociation,
S&vommh, G&*

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM,
W H E R E W RITTEN :

, .

Washington,
FahruarjrlO, 1914.

Sigo lyiri*
8avan&ah# Qii
Talag*a» reoaiTad.

Savannah*a eaaa •hould ha presented 1® Atlanta

at haariag* thare Friday aad Saturday.
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WESTERN UNION
DAY L E T T E R

Form 2589 B

TH EO . N. VAIL, P R E S ID E N T

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COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM.
W H E R E WRITTEN:

Washington
" RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
February 1 2 ,

TO

1914#

Sigo Myers,
Savannah, G eorgia.

Have n o tifie d

Committee Savannah w ill bo heard Saturday,

fourteenth, A #M*

S e creta ry ,
Reserve Bank O rganisatio n Committee.

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______________ ____ __________________________________
DEPARTM ENTAL S T O C K FORM 2 I 2 8 .

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM.
W H ERE W R IT T E N :

W ash in g to n ,

RESERVE BAIfK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

February 12th, 1*14 <

TO
Bigo Myers,
Savannah, Georgia*
Committee will be glad to hear representatives of
Savannah Saturday morning- hearings begin ten

Secretary,
Reserve Bank Organisation Committee*
F IC IA L B U S IN E S S .
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A Corporation Chartered under the Laws of Georgia, December 2 4 , 1 8 9 2 .

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Liberty Mills Flour—Made From Soft
Winter Wheat.
— DEALERS IN—

Fancy Groceries, Grain, Feed Stuff,
Etc.
Crockery and Glassware.

Studebaker Farm Wagons and Harness.
Kingman Stalk Cutters.
Oliver Chilled Plows.
Keen Kutter Tools and Cutlery.
Majestic Ranges.
H. Wetter Stoves and Ranges.
Devoe's Paints and Varnishes.

Queen Quality Shoes and Hosiery.
Crossett Shoes.
Buster Brown Shoes for Children.
White’s Home and Hand Made Shoes.
Isaac Hamburger & Sons Clothing.
— DEALERS IN

Millinery, Fancy and Staple Dry Goods.

All Car Load Shipments to Reach Here Over M. & B. Railway as its Storage Room is Located on this road— With B. L. Naming: Freight Rate.

Thomaston, Ga.,

Jan.

30th, 1914,

Organization Committee,
Regional Reserve Bk.
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
We want to express to you the desirability of locating one
of your Regional Banks i n A t U ^ ^ - C - a . We feel that Atlanta is the
best site for a Regional'fiank 1ft the South, not excepting any city.
Atlanta is the nearest city by average distance to all the territory
between Virginia and the M issisipi river. With that territory a Regional
Bank at Atlanta can reach more people, more products of the farm and
factor, more banks and ore banking capital between the close of banks
one day and their opening the next morning than it could if located in
any other city of the South.
Atlanta is the financial centre, the insurance centre, the
o ffic ia l Railway headquarters, telegraph and telephone headquarters, and
headquarters for more manufacturers agents than any other city in the
South. Its business equipment is by far the best, as evidenced by its
massive groups of office buildings, the like of which ia not seen any­
where else in the South. Atlanta has grown in leaps and bounds for the
last few years, and ie alw ays’looking out for the betterment of its city
and surroundings. We feel that Atlanta is entitled to this great insti­
tution. The whole South should feel good over this great city. Consider
Atlanta above a ll in placing this bank.
Hoping that you may see fit to consider this favorably, we are
Yours very truly,
WEAVER MDSE. CO.
By T. 1. De Weaver
TADW-JFF.
A N S W E f




JAN 23 1914
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T E L E P H O N E . LOCAL, 23
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VIDALIA, GA., Feb,4th, 1914*

A D V A N C E
P R O P R IE T O R

TOOMBS COUNTY’S LIVE WIRE

T° Hon.Wm.G.McAdoo,
Secretary af the Treasury,
Vashingtan, D•C•

Dear Sir*
In the natter of selecting a location far Federal Reserve
Bank ta aerre thia district, eur first choice is Atl^ta/and aur
second choice la gtlehnand.




A N S W E R E D

FEB 6 1914

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JO

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J. HENRY PO PE, V ic e P r e s .

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GEORGE

HARPER, C

a s h i e r

5,

1914,

Hon. W illiam , S . M*Adoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. 0*
Dear S i r ;
We heartily endores AtlantaJ Gm, as the place for the Regional
Bank for the South E ast. We believe that this seotion can be best
served from Atlanta, standing as it does as tty*. ^|^|B^HNl*tribut^ng
point for the S o u t h .^ e t b e lie v e that no bette#
in
' lanta oinld be offered than the tremendous |Lnorease in its “Bank
oxearings.
f
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Very truly yours,




Merchants & Planters

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Sty? Uarmttmt (&l\ppn

Only Paper in W arren County

Commercial' Job Printing

A W eekly Newspaper Established 1843
Incorporated 1909

E, E, Lee. Editor




Warrenton, Georgia

'b,8,1914.

ion.7;m. G.McAdoo,
•ore Gary 0 1 the Treasury
Vashingtj^,D. C,
Dear 3ir:__
In the ara,tter of selecting a location^?'or""a
Faderal Reserve Bj^fk to serve this district,our first
choice is Atlanta/and our second choice is Richmond.
Respectfully submitted:

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Was h lng t on, Ga • , j an • 8t h , 1914
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The Clearing House Association of this city composed of a ll the
banks therein have this afternoon in Meeting assembled unanimously
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adopted the following resolution:
WHEREAS the federal Reserve Act makes it necessary to have
Regional Banks in their respective districts and*
WHEREAS we are of the ©pinion that Atlanta is the logical
location for one of the»e banks, therefore be i t ,
RESOLVKB, That we do hereby earnestly advocate and desire
for the benefit ©f a very large and prosperous section of ©ur county
that the Reserve Bank Organization Committee select Atlanta as the
location of one of the Reserve Banks#
RESOLVED FIRTHXR, That this resolution be forwarded t© the
Committee by wire and a copy be sent to the Atlanta Clearing House
A««nei ftt.i©n*



US
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Nin efteen-Fou rt eeh.
Hon , W.G.MeAdoo^ i
Secretary of the Treasury^
Washington,D.G*

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Deer Sir:I send hereindth copy of Resolution paesede by our Board of
Directors requesting that your Organization Committee locate one of
the Regional Reserve Banks in Georgia,
I trust at the proper time, jrou will be able to give it
your most favorable consideration.




Yours very truly,

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At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors oYv^Uje7 First National
Bank, of Waycross, held on the 9th inst. a resolution was unanimously
adopted requesting your Organization Committee to locate one of the Federal
Reserve Banks in Georgia*
Of course you know the conditions existing and under the
circumstances we could not very well ask that the Bank be located in one
Georgia d t y as against another but we do most respectfully ask that one of
the Banks be located in our State.
We believe that our location is the best for serving the
Southeastern territory and, we trust you and your committee will agree with us
in making your final selection.




Yours very truly,

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D, BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OP

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OP WAYCROSS, in regular meeting convened,
That we not only strongly favor the location

of a Regional

Reserve Bank under the new Banking and Currency Law,for the
Southeastern Territory of the United States, in some Georgia
City, but firmly believe the geographical position of this State
in reference to said territory justly entitles it to have such
Regional Reserve Bank located within its borders.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That a copy of this Resolution be
furnished the Secretary of the Treasury and to the Clearing
House Associations of Atlanta and Savannah.

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T I F Y, That the

foregoing is a true copy of Resolution adopted at the regular
meeting of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of
Waycross on January 9|1914*




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I s the natter tt *tle«tin g a l « * a t l # » fo r Federal

Reserve Aank to serve this d i»triet,© u r f i r s t «h«ic«s is
AtlaataN and our ••«;©nd>ch®ie« is Jti«hM©nd.




Respectfully submitted;

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