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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E I .IV E R S messages only on conditions lim itin g its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f Hie following- N ig h t L e t t e r ,
Errors can bo guarded against only b.v repeating: a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r e p e a te d N ig t it L e tte rs , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum <?<jual to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any ease beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla rs, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this messag-e has been valued by the sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
sixty days after the messag-e is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under tlie conditions named above.

T H E O . N. V AIL, P R E S I D E N T

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BELVIDERE BROOKS, G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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RANDALL MINN DEC 3 1914

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SECRETARY OF TREASURY

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WASHN DC
WE BELIEVING THAT MINNEAPOLIS OFFERS
OF ANY OTHER CITY IN

ADVANTAGES FAR SUPERIOR TO TH*SE

THE NORTHWEST FOR THE LOCATION

OF A REGIONAL RESERV£ BANK

WE URGE YOU TO FAVORABLY

CONSIDER THEIR APPLICATION
RANDALL STATE BANK
C E CHAPMAN CASHIER
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WESTEIjM UNION

Form 16S

765

T E L ^ t A

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT
OPEN
r e c e i v e d AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C. ALWAYS

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RAYMOND MINN 2

SECRETARY OF TREASUJRY

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WE RESPECTFULLY BEQUEST THE LOCATION OF A REGIONAL B l I K ^ o S S U - ^
IN MINNEAPOLIS MINN




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W E S T E R UNION
DAY

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RAYMOND MINN 5

SECTY OF TREASY

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WASHINGTON DC

* IH uUK-OPINION MINNEAPOLIS IS ENTITLED TO ONE OP'THE.REGIONAL
RESERVE BANKS AS THE GREATER .PART OF <OUR .BUSINESS OF B A N K I N G 1
FA&M PRODUCTS LUMBER .AND FARM IMPLEMENTS CENTERS THERE WE ASK THAT
YOU DESIGNATE THAT CITY AS A 'LOCATION FOR ONE OFiTHESE BANKS
F W S T : NATL BANK.




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UNION
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READING MINN' 1

SECY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
MINNEAPOLIS IS OUR CHOICE FOR A REGIONAL BANK RSSPY
STATE BANK OF R E A D I N G .




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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

KEC |ai]fV^D 4A T Wyatt Building, Cor. Nth and FSts., Washington, B.C. ALWAYS
OPEN
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Form 163

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Form 2138

THE

VESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMP/ IY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O FFIC E S IN A M ER IC A .

C A B LE SER V IC E T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the follow in g message.
Errors can be guarded against bnly by rapJatins' ^message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors o r delays in trans­
mission or delivery o f U n r e p e a te d MessagrefPbeyondfthe amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum o f F i f t y D o lla rs, at which, unless otherwise stated below_. this
message has been valued by the sendeAt hereof,jn o E . in afiy case where the claim is not presented in w riting within sixty days after the message is flled with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D M B S S A G E , anjWs delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.
H E O . N . VAIL,

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P R E S I £U£NT\

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B E LV ID E R E

GENERAL MANAGER

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BROOKS,

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RED LAKE FALI.8 MIN" JAN 1 14
SECY OF TP&AS
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IT IS OtJR DESIRE TO

HAVE THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

LOCATE^ AT M j W ’
EAPOLIS MINN "ORE

CONVENIENT FOR TRANSACTION OF OUR

BUSINESS MINNEAPOLIS SE1NG LARGEST CENTER

FOR GPAIN LUMBER AND AGR'I- '

-CULTURAL IMPLEMENTS ANO OTHER BUSINESS RESPECTFULLY
d A DUFFY

CASHIER MERCHANTS STATE BANK OF REDLAKEFALLS

F, .ST STATE BANK OF REDLAKEFALLSJ'V A SCHRIETER PREST N M WATSON VICE




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■p’ -rn 2289 B

MIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

CABLE SERVICE TO ALL T H E WORLD

25,000 O F F IC E S IPpAMERICA

LjyEftSkjfiessag-es only on conditions limiting- its liability, which have boeu assented to by the sender of the following1 N igh t L etter.
This Company T R A N S M IT S and
'rejteHtincr a message bacfr, to the sending- station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold Itself liable for errors or delays in
Errors can be guarded against only
ljfhK Letters, sent ad^fodufeed rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor In any case beyond the sum of
transmission or delivery o f Unrepeated
,ateiy below, this iMKsag-e has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented In w riting within
'tty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise
puny for trMRniisslon.
i y days after the message is filed with t
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H 1
^ E R , and^B delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above,

T H E O . N. VAIL, PRESIDEN

L V lfiE R E

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DEC 3 1

1913

S E C Y OF T H E T R E A S U R Y
WASHN DC
THE

IN TE R ES TS

OF T H E A G R I C U L T U R A L

BY E S T A B L I S H I N G
OF T H E

A R EG IO NAL

G RAIN M IL L IN G

F LO W OF OUR B U S I N E S S
J HENRY




LUMBER
IS

RESERVE
A ND

NORTHWEST W I L L
BANK

BE

BEST

IN M IN N E A P O L IS

M ANU FAC TUR IN G

B U SIN ES S

SERVED
ON A C C O U N T
THE NATURAL

TH RO UG H M I N N E A P O L I S

CR OS S
PR ES I DE NT F I R S T

NATIONAL BANK REDWING

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting' its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the follow in g Nigrht L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating- a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f TJnrepeated Nigrht Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
~'tfty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
ty days after the message is filed with the Company fo r transmission.
This is an I N R t P E a i r . 1 ) M iijtilT L t'lT K K Y 'an d is deHvVred by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N. V A I I *
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1914

BELVIDERE BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

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H lflH JL'\M 1 14
3ECY OF THE TREASURY

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V/ASHH DC
WE DESIRE TO HAVE A

REGIONAL BANK LOCATED AT MINNEAPOLIS

AS BEING MORE CONVENIENT FOf:

THE TRANSACTION OF ALL OUR

BUSINESS.MINNEAPOLIS BEING THE NATURAL
A ROiARKABUf WELL GOVERNED ANC STRONG




HEAOQUARTERS FOR^ALLjfFlTERESTS
FINANCIAL CITY

SECURITY STATE BANK
NORTH REDWOOD MINN
1206A

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■■ E i I I E i Wu

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATCD

35,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

.Ib is Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions lim iting its liability, which have been assented to b y the sender of the following' N ig h t L e t t e r .
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Krrors eon be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself, liable for errors or delays In
’snaission -or delivery of U n re p e a te d N ig h t L e t te r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
y D o lla rs , a t which, unless Otherwise stated below, this message lias been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
k -ty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and Is delivered by request o f the .sender, under the conditions named above.
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T H E O . N . VAIL,

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B E L V I DE RE B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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INN JAN 1 1914

SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE DESIRE TO HAVE A

REGIONAL BANK LOCATED AT MINNEAPOLIS

BEING MORE CONVENIENT FOR

THE TRANSACTION OF ALL OUR

BUSINESS MINNEAPOLIS BEING THE .NATURAL
A REMARKABLY WELL GOVERNED AND STRONG




NATIONAL BANK
1035PM

HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL INTERESTS
FINANCIAL CITY

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m 2289 B

RIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

Thill Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liab ility, which nave been assented to by the sender of the following? N ig h t L e t t e r .
y
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for oomnarij /m, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
Tansmission or delivery o f U n re p e a te d N ig h t L e t te r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to t i n , .tuount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
' t y D o lla rs , a t which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender .hereo*.. uor in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
tty days after the message is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
’
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, under I le conditions named above.

T H E O . N. VAIL, PRESIDENT_____________ ________________________________________________________ B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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REDWOOD FALLS MINN JANY 2 1914
SECY OF THE TREASURY

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THE LARGE'AND RAP ISLY EXPANDING AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS OF THIS STATION
IN OUR JUDGEMENT CAN BE BEST SERVED BY A REGIONAL BANK AT MINNEAPOLIS
THE SAME IS TRUE OF THE LUMBERING MANUFACTURING MIMING ANO JOBBING
INDUSTRIES OF WHICH MINNEAPOLIS IS THE LEADING CENTER




W H GOLD PRESIDENT STATE BANK REDWOOD FALLS'
MARIETTE STATE BANK VESTA STATE BANK
,1130P

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NIGHT L E T T E R

■n 2289 B

THE W ESTE RN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 OFl

I N AM ERICA

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

IJiis Company T R A N S M I T S and
JLIJ’ERS messages o n l y o n conditions limiting* its liability, which have been assented to by .the sender o f the follow ing N ight L etter,
i-rrors cuji be a'imrded a'j;uiast oni
oatinir a m e s s a g e
sending station for comparison, and the C o m p a n y w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays
nsmission or delivery of Unxepi
lit Letters, v
rrrf 11r r ti r nt " i•, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission^ nor in any ease beyond the sum of
“t y I ) « U a r » , at which, unless or
sfTfced below, t h ia g R e s s a e r e 1ms b \ e n valued by the render thereof, nor in juiy case where ihc claim is not presented i n ’w r i t i n g 1 within
- xty days after the messiife is Ille1 itliShe Company fo^^Easmission.
This is an UN R E P E A T E D
^ L E T T E ft ,
is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N. VAIL, P R E S I D l

BELVIDERE BROOKS, G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

I 6 8 r
162

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RGNVILyf MINN -lEC 31 1913

. THE SECY Of THE TREASURY
WASHN TIC
WE WOULD ASK THAT MINNEAPOLIS
FOR ONE OF THE FEDERAL

BE FAVORED AS THE LOCATION

RESERVE BANKS IT IS THE

MOST CONVENIENT POINT FOR THIS

SECTION

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK




BY A A BENNETT CASHIER

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NI6HT L E TTE R

vf o MCADO/i
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/ SF.CY TREASURY
WE ARE OF THE OPINION

WASHN DC
THAT A RESERVE BANK SHOULD

BE ESTABLISHED IN THE CITY
OF THE WESTERN SECTION OF

OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR THE BENEFIT
THIS COUNTRY AND WE WILL

APPRECIATE THAT YOUR INFLUENCE BE
RESPECTFULLY
THE RENVILLE STATE BANK




USED IN ACCORDANCE HEREWITH

a 2289 B

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WESTE|||| UNION

Form 168

rss t e l e g r a m
THEO. N . VAIL. PR ESID ENT

RECEIVED A T Wjttt Building, Cor. 14th andFSts., Washington, D. C. ALWAYS
OPKN
F22QH

KW 1 0
R I C E # MINIM J A N

SECRETARY

3RD

1913

OF T R E A S U R Y MCADOO

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W A S H I N G T O N DC
M IN N E A P O LIS

OUR P R E F E R E N C E FOR R E G I O N A L




KEbEKVE

B A N K UR GE

ITS

D E S IG N A TIO N

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r a 2289 B

NIQHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

T his Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liab ility, which aavc been assented to by the sender of the following: N ight, l e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the senlling station for conuwrifi'n. and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n re p en te d N ig h t L e t te r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ti.c a nount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
~,J'lf t y D o lla rs , a t which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender Jhereox. uor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
r ty days after the message is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, onder i le conditions named above.

•‘ H E O . N. v a i l , P r e s i d e n t

R e c e iv e d a t
25 Z AN 21 NL

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b e l v id e r z

b r o o k s

, general manager

1269

RICHMOND MINN JANY 2 1914

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SECY OF THE TREASURY

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WASHINGTON DC

J

ViE FAVOR MINNEAPOLIS FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK 5ECAUSE THE
FLOW OF,EXCHANGE AND BUSINESS FROM HERE IS NATURALLY TOWARDS
MINNEAPOLIS
GERMAN AMERICAN STATE BANK




1126P

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NIQHT L E T T E R

, THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY

'

INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions "limiting: Its liab ility, which .lave been assented to by the sender o f the following' N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison. and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U n re p e a te d N ig h t L e t te r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ti.e a nount pnid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
T fty D o lla rs , a t which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender ;hcreox. aor in any case where the cfaiiu is not presented in writing within
:ty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, under ! l e conditions namod above.

• H EO . N . VAIL, PRESIDEN T

R e c e iv e d a t
24Z AN 43 NL 1 EXTRA

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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1268

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ROBBINSDALE MINN JANY 2 1914
THE HON m

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SECY OF THE TREASURY VMSHINGTON DC'-f:-

DEAR SIR MAY WE STATE THAT THE INTERESTS OF THE BOBBINSDALE
STATE BANK WITH THE GREATER PART OF THE NORTH WEST WILL BE
BEST SERVED BY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGIONAL BANK ATM INNEAPOLIS
UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW CURRENCY LAW




W A FARR CASHIER
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2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCO RPO RATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ER IC A

C A B LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messag'es only on conditions limiting- its liability, which hare been assented to by the sender o f the following" Nigrht L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating- a message back to the sending1station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U n r e p e a te d Nigrht L e tte rs , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F i f t y D o lla rs, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing’ within
?ixty days after the messag-e is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and ia delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N. VAIL, P R E S I D E N T

B ELVIDERE B ROOKS, G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

A R e c e iv e d a t
368
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ROCHESTER MINN JAN 3 1914
HON W G MCADOO
SECY OF THE TREASURY

WASHN DC

WE MOST EARNESTLY REQUEST THAT

THE RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

GIVE FULL CONSIDERATION TO THE

VAST AGRICULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL

INTEPESTS

N THE NORTHWEST WHICH REST

CENTER AND LOCATE ONE OF

UPON MINNEAPOLIS AS A BANKING

THE REGIONAL BANKS IN THAT

CITY

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
545AM
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NIGHT L E T T E R

TERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

CADLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

M IT S and D E L I V E R S messag-es only on conditions limiting' its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the following' N ig h t L e t t e r ,
against only by repeating' a message back to tho sending' station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays In
lin r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e tte rs , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim Is not presented in writing: withia
ajre is flled with the Company for transmission.
E A T E D N I G H T L E V T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above,

BELVIDERE DROOKS, G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

EOfelVED AT

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B8CH (ji\ 64NL 6 EX

ROCHESTER MINNESOTA DEC 30 1913
HON d F MCAD00
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
WE HOPE YOU MAY SEE

YOUR WAY CLEAR TO APPOINT

MINNEAPOLIS A RESERVE CITY UNDER

THE NEW CURRENCY LAW IT

IS THE MARKETING CITY OF

THE NORTHWEST AND A RESERVE

BANK AT THIS PLACE WOULD

IN OUR OPINION BE MORE

C IVENJCNT'TOR' THE BANKS IN

THIS STATE AND PART] OF

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WISCONSIN AND THE DAKOTAS THAN




ANY OTHER CITY P~° f H i
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UNION NATIONAL BANK
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ROCHESTER NATL BANK
F I R S T STATE

BANK

715P

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L TELEGRAPH - COMMERCIAL CABLES
RECEIVED AT
P(, ,T A L TE LEGRAP H BUILDING
1345 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE

W A S H IN G T O N , D. C.
le p h o n e :

m a in esoo

CLARENCE H. MACKAY,

P r e s id

ent

.

TELEGRAM

DELIVERY

The Pnstal Tefegraph-Dable Company (Incorporatedtransmits and delivers this message subjcct to the terms a d canditi&ns printed on the back of this blank.

16W—71dl

DESIGN PATENT No.40529
W. 60 NY' 10 .VIA MPLS
ROCKFORD MINN JAN 2' 14
SECRETARY US,TREASURY
WASHINGTON

DC

WE FAVOR, T H E LOCATION OF A REGIONAL BANK AT MINNEAPOLIS
. STATE BANK OF ROCKFORD




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£ re a su v y g e p u rtm m t
T E L E G R A M

7oWU ML 11
ROGEjRS Mira Jan S' 15ljf-

Fbrm

The Hon Secretary of tke Treaury,

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Washington,D*C^ V

We are in favor of Minneapolis for the regional




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UNION
AM

THEO. NL VAIL. PRESIDENT

r e c e i v e d AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, B.C.
: ??52 CH' 17 4

ROUiJD LAKE KIHH 31

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FAP«S STATE BAHK OF aOUl;DUE

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WESTEBU UNION
g | ffle w 4 2 p j5 2
is;” TELEGRAM J.,
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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Building, Car. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C. ALWAYS
OPEN
54 BH N T9

1EX
ROYALLTON MINN JAN 4

HON GE'JTY Oh I'HE TKcASUKY
VVAbHN DC
FAKWtKS ANu !.ttf<OHANTS STATE IBANK OF .ROYALLTON Ml NI^/OULO
LIKE TO

U IN NEAPQ^HS'jrfWcfclf'^^icNAL RESERVE BANK




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NIGHT L E T T E R

For

^9 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ERIC A

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I ' ir.3 melfeisres ftuJy on conditions limit-lncr Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following' Night, Letter,
vatiu- $ ijiessaye buck to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
Lrrors c,ui be guarded against only b:
sent reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
ismission or delivery of Unrepeated XI: it l.ettie
ty Dollara. at which, unless otherwise stat| below* iipis mejia^e Ims been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in. writing' within
rs.'ity days after the message is filed with the O ipanv fartransijasRion.
This la au U N R E P E A T E D N l l , U T l,h
Jb'R, and is dpivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

BE LVID E RE B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

T H E O . N. V A I L , P R E S I D E N T

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MINN DEC 31 1913

HR W G A M W 1)00

secfy TREASURY
MINNEAPOLIS IS^THE

MARKET

WASHN DC
PLACE

THIS SECTION aAd THE NORTHWEST
LOCATION OF FEDERAL BANK IN




FOR THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF
WOULD BE BEST SERVED BY

M!NNEAPOLIS

STATE BANK OF RUSH CITY
1004 KM

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WESTEiai UNION
TEL

752

Form 16S

AM

THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID ENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Builiinj, Cor. 14thand FSts., Washington, D.C. ALWAYS
OPEN
A98CH FB 44, 4 EXTRA

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RUSHMORE MlNN JAN 2 191*
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MCADOO, SECY TREASURY
WASHN PC
IT IS OUR DESIRE T O

1914 J A N

2 'PM 6 01

HAVE THE REGIONAL. BANK LOCATED

IN MINNEAPOLIS IT IS MORE
CONVENIENT IN EVERY WAY FO
THE TRANSACTION OF OUR BUSINESS
AS IT IS THE CENTER
r

THE GRAIN LUMBER PRODUCE AGRICULTURAL




Form'

IMPLEMENTS AND OTHER BUSINESS

W C THOM, CASHIER FIRST NATIONAL BANK

555PM

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WESTERS! UNION
TEL

748

Form 168

AM

THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID ENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. ALWAYS
OPEN
A97CH FB 4‘
4, 4 EXTRA
RUSHMORE MINN JAN 2 1914
MCADOO

SECRETARY TREASURY WASHINGTON DC

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IT IS OUR DESIRE TO
HAVE THE REGIONAL BANK LOCATED
IN MINNEAPOLIS IT IS MORE CONVENIENT IN EVERY WAY FOR
THE TRANSACTION OF OUR BUSINESS— AS IT IS THE CENTER
OF THE GRAIN LljMe^^OTTOfe!S*Gj|lCULTURAL IMPLEMENTS AND OTHER BUoUnt>'




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7orm 2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O FFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions lim iting its liab ility, which <iave been assented to by the sender of the following- N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating: a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not bold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n re p e a te d Nlgrht L e t te r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tin. amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F i f t y D o lla rs , a t which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by' the sender .-hereoi. lor in any case where tho claim is not presented in writing within
ix ty days after the message is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, tinder ! ic conditions named above.

T H E O . N. V AIL, PRESIDENT

B ELVIDERE BROO

R e c e iv e d a t
1370
7Z AN 40 NL 5 EXTRA
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ST-BONIFAC IUS MINN JANY 2 1914
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W G MC-AD00

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SECY OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
IF IT IS THE INTENTION OF YOUR ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE ESTABLISH
A REGIONAL BANK IN THE NORTHWEST WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT
AND FIND IT A GREAT DEAL CONVENIENT IF THIS BANK
COULD BE ESTABLISHED IN MINNEAPOLIS.
M H EHEGERLE PRESIDENT STATE BANK OF ST-BONIFACIUS
|A. hi C; vA/

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ST.CLAIR Minn ja n 5 1914
S e c r e ta r y o f the Treasury
Washington, B.C.
We much d e s ir e to have a r e g io n a l bank lo c a t e d at M in n eap olis, I t
w i l l be more convenient in e v e r y way f o r the tr a n s a c t io n o f our
business aauA as i t is the c en te r o f g r a in lumber produce and a ^ r i
c u lt u r a l implements: and oth er businesss




TS J u l i a r ^ P r e s i d e n t , S t . C la ir S tate sank

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I8HT L E TTE R

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATCO

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This CBprfany T R ^ K S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following N ig h t L e tte r.
Erroi iM ui be guacCd against on|y by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
trajism^ggloiy^deli y e jy of Unrepeated N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
V lfty P y | f V \ wjp h , unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
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is filed with the Company for transmission.
T E D N IG H T L E T l'E B , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.
L, P r e s id e n t

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b e l v id e r e

:i v e d a t

b r o o k s

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general

m anager

1250

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ST CLOUD MINN DEC 3 0 1913
SECRETARY OF TREASURY
)

WASHINGTON DC
WE ARE VERY ANXIOUS THAT

ONE OF THE REGIONAL BANKS

SHALL BE LOCATED IN M INNEAPO LIS

A VERY LARGE M AJORITY OF

OUR BUSINESS IS TRANSACTED THERE
GREAT INCONVENIENCE TO US TO

AND IT WOULD BE A

HAVE IT LOCATED IN Al|

OTHER C IT Y

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MERCHANTS MATTONAL BANK


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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

OF ST CLOUD M IN N , GEO E HANSCOM
V IC E PRESIDENT

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ST.JAMES Minn Jan 2 1914
W G McAdootSecre ta r y o f Treasu ry,
Washington,!*, C.
I f i t is the in te n tio n o f your o r g a n is a t io n committee to e s t a b li s h
a r e g i o n a l bank in the northwest we would a p p re c ia te i t and f i n d i t
a g re a t more convenient i f th is bank cou ld be eato-l-iake&~~in— ,___ _
Minneapolis
?AN SW ^r P £ n ;




M H irammond, Cashiei-,

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S e c u r it y S tate 'Bank

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Form 2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E k

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded aga^st only
repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Ur
ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond.a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case.beyond the sum of
F ifty D ollars, at which, unles:
tated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
sixty days after the message is
Re Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E
L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

1EO. N. VAIL, PR ESI

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M AN AG ER

R e c e iv e d

1443

C3bCH OU 4

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M H tti DEC 3 1 -1 9 1 3
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WASHINGTON DU
B E L IE V IN G IT TO BE BEST

INTEREST OF THE AGRICULTURAL D IS T R IC T

AND BUSINESS IN THE NORTHWEST
K IflD L Y CONSIDER W ITH FAVOR

WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOU TO

M INNEAPO LIS

FdS A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK T H IS

AS ONE OF THE C IT IE S

IN BEHALF OF F IR S T

STATE BANK STLEO




F IR S T STATE BANK
953PM

A N S W hR E D

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Form 168

r e c e iv e d

AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C. ASKS*

. V 295 CH' >14: 4 EX
STMICHAELS MINN 2
HON SECRETARY OP THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE ARE IN FAVOR OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR THE REG
STATE BANK OF ST MICHAELS




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ZACKMAN CAS

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TE LEG R A M

8WU MO 89

Blue 2 ex
ST.PAUL Minn jan 2 1914

The Hon S e c r e ta r y of the T reasu ry,
Washington,D.C.
In b e h a lf o f tjie f o ll o w in g North -no-kota banking i n s t i t u t i o n s as t h e ir
p re s id e n t th«ar I n t e r s t a t e Bank o f B i l l i n g s Coun ty gent $nel Bu tte,
Farmers and Merchants Bank,Beac^and th e F i r s t S ta te Bank o f ITryburg,
I r e s p e c t f u l l y requ est that Minneapolis ,Minn, be made a re s e rv e c e n te r
and a r e g i o n a l bank e s t a b lis h e d there on account of the g r e a t m a jo r it y
of our a g r i c u l t u r a l products b ein g marketed through th at c i t y , a l s o
our lumber and machine trad e b ein g c e n t r a l i z e d t h e r e ,making Minneap­
o l i s the l o g i c a l c i t y f o r the establishm ent o f one
f e d e r a l re s e rv e banks
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3 1914
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FRILEPRESS<y>MANKATO,t'

D iR ECTORS:

O FFIC E R S:

GEO.T.OLSEN
J.M.TURNER
CH A S . H . C L A R K
A. P. A N D E R S O N
L. R E D D I N G
N.H. OLSON
GEQ.W.MASON
E D . M GRATH
A. M. J E N S E N

A .M .J E N S E N .Presiden t

CHAS.H.CLARK, Vice P r e s i d e n t
N.H.OLSON,Cashier
J . G. A L E X A N D E R , A s s t . C a s h .

9

Jan. 5, 1914.
Hon. 1. G. McAdoo,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:We favor that the city of Minneapolis be designated
the city for the Regional Reserve Bank, to be established under
the new law, for the reason that our business of banking centers
there.
Yours very truly,

NHO-T.




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THE WESTl

IfiHT L E T T E R
UNIj

25,000 OFF
This Company T R A N S M IT S and D
Errors can be fruarded against only 1 y J
traasmissttm or delivery of Unrepeated
F ift y Dollars, at which, unless otherwise
'xty days after the message is flle<
This is an U N R E P E A T E D ]

Form 2289 B

AMEI

TELEGRAPH COMPANY

INCORPORATED

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

|RS messages o v ff on conditions limiting: its liability, which hare been assented to by the sender o f the following- N ig h t t e t t e r ,
iitintr a messa^r back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold Itself liable for errors or delays in
le tte r s , ama at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
, below, th^nneaeage has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
pany forJntnKmlssion.
PER, ajpFfs delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
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B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M AN AG ER

F 145C ^ Cl/1 3 0 Nj
ST VINCENT MINN S OEC 31 19 1 3
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SECY OF THE TREASURY

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SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER

LOCATION OF A REGIONAL RESERVE

YOU TO FAVORABLY CONSIDER TH EIR A P P LIC A TIO N S

FARMERS AND MERCHANTS STATE BANK

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IBHT L E T T E R

THE WES

IN C O R P O R A T E D

f A M ERICA

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

.yes on ly on conditions lim itin g its lia b ility , w hich have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing* N i g h t L e t t e r ,
a message buck to the sending* station fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors o r delays in
t i e r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid fo r transm ission ; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
>elow, this message has been valu ed by the sender thereof, nor in any case w-here the claim is not presented ia writing: w ith in
• fo r transmission.
, and is d elivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions naniod above.

BELVIDERE

C R O O K S , G E NE R A L MANAGER

1687

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U n b o r n m i n n d e c 31

1913

SECY OP TREASURY
WASHN J)C
WE URGE THE L O C A T IO N OF

R E G IO N A L BANK AT M IN N E A P O L IS I T

B E IN G THE BANKING G R A IN AND

F IN A N C IA L HEADQUARTERS FOR THE STATES

OF M IN N E S O TA MORTHDAKOTA SOUTHBAKOTA AND MONTANA




1289 B

UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY

25,000 OFFIC
X iis Com pany T R A N S M I T S
IjT o r s c.uj bo (fiiiu-dfd asraiwst
\nsmission o r d e liv e r y o f t u r t p
t t y D o U a r s , a t which. unlee
n t y days after, the ijapssajre Is

F

SANBORN S T A TE BANK
1 1 3 1 PM

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NIOHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AM ERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

f t l » Company T R A y S M I'lJ ii it D M M M H iM M fw only on condition* limiting its liability, which hare beat assented to by the tender of the following N igh t Letter.
Srrors m b be guarded agaiiunfcnly i y raJoatlng # message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold Itself liable for errors or delays is
tnsmiwlon or delivery of LInredfcted w i (h t L m b n , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
w XMBam* at which, unless otblrw is# stated bejJw, this message has been valued by the slider thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
ty days after the message is <Hcd » t h i> e Oompjjy tor transmission.
This to an V K S E P E A T G D N fllf lF LK T nO R , and is ddUverod by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

___________________________________________ B ELV ID ER E BROOKS, GENERAL MANAGER

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SANDSTONE M INN DEC 31 1 9 1 3
OF TREASURY
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WASHN DC

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WE AjfVOCATE THE SELECTION OF

M IN N EAPO LIS FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

OUR BUSINESS IS P R IN C IP A L LY WITH
LOCATION AND VOLUME OF GENERAL
SHOULD BE SELECTED FOR SUCH




THEM AND ON ACCOUNT OF
BUSINESS IN OUR JUDGMENT iT

RANK
F IR S T NATIONAL BANK
BY H P WEBB, PRESIDENT SANDSTONE M INN

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WESTERN, UNION
TEL

AM

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

yatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., WadmgtonJI.C..

ALW AYS
OPEN

I9BBEC 31 PM 6 50
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G MCADO
SECY TREASURY

WASHINGTON DC

B E LIE V E F IN A N C IA L INTERESTS NORTHWEST MOST

BENEFITTED LOCATION

RESERVE BANK M INNEAPO LIS




FIRST

STATE

BANK

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5>0 2

C A PIT A L $ 5 0 ,0 0 0

S U R P L U S $ 2 5 ,0 0 0

S P R A O U E, P r e s i d e n t
P. Hi L S D A L E , V i c e P r e s .
C A U G H R E N, V i c e P r e s .
S P R A G U E , Ca s h i e r

D ecem ber 3 0 , 1913*

Ion* V. 0* McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
fashing ton, IK C.
Sir:
Please allow us to suggest
that in our opinion Minneapolis
would be the »ost convenient point
for country banks in this section
for the location of a Regional
Bank*




Respectfully,

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Fo

NI8HT LE TTE R

89 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

• - i C o m p a n y T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messatres only on conditions limiting1 its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following N ig h t Iietter.
'M
trrors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending' station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays In
nsroisston or delivery of U nrepeated N ig h t Iasttters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond tho sum of
■ty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not. presented in writing within
-•*ty days after the message is fliecUH'ith thagipmpany for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D l| G H T M d T E l t , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H E O . N . V A IL , PR E SI D
B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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M IN N EAPO LIS F IN A N C IA L CENTER OF THE




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UNION
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED a t Wyatt
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Building,Car. 14th and FSts., Washington, 0. C.

ALWAYS
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2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

fH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages on ly on conditions limiting? its lia b ility , which a a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g N ig h t L etter.
Errors can be guarded again st o n ly by rep eatin g a message back to the sending: station fo r coninarif-^n, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors o r delays in
transm ission o r d e liv e r y o f Unrepeated N ig h t Letters, sent a t reduced ratesr beyond a sum equal to ti t a. nount paid fo r transm ission; nor in any ease beyond the sum o f
1c'tfty Dollars, a t which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this message has been valu ed b y the sender .hereoi- uor in any case w here the cla im is n ot presented in w r itin g w ith in
*ty days a fte r the m essage is filed w ith the Com pany fo r transm ission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is d eliv e re d by requ est o f the sender, under !
conditions naniod above.

T H E O . N. V A I L , P RE S I D E N T

B E L V I D E R E . B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

R ec eiv ed a t
23Z AN 38N L 7 EXTRA

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SAVAGE MINN JA N Y 2 1 9 1 4

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SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

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WASHINGTON DC

" S ....

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M IN N EAPO LIS BEING THE C H IE F MARKET PLACE FOR ALL PRODUCTS OF
THE NORTHWEST AND M AIN BUSINESS CENTER B E LIE V E THAT IT AFFORDS
THE BEST LOCATION FOR A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK IN THE NORTHWEST




E C H IN K E L CASHIER F IR S T STATE BANK
OF SAVAGE MINN
1122P

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ERICA

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages o n ly on con dition s lim iting- ita lia b ility , w h ich have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing- N igh t L etter.
E rrors can be guarded against on ly by rep eatin g a message back to the sending station fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill n ot hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors o r delays in
’■ansmisslon o r d e liv e r y o f Unrepeated Klsrht Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r transm ission; nor in any ease beyond the sum o f
ifty Dollars, a t which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this message has been valu ed by the sender th ereof, nor in an y case where the claim is n ot presented in w riting: w ith in
s ix ty days a lte r tho m essage is died w ith tlie Com pany fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G II T L E T T E R , and is d e liv e re d b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

MEO. N .

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R ec eiv ed

BELVIDERE

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B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

1186

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SHAFER

MINN UAN

6 14

HON VV G MCADOO
SF.CY TREAS WASHN DC
WE URGE THE CREATION OF

A NORTHWESTERN D IS T R IC T W ITH M INNEAPO LIS

NAMED AS THE REGIONAL RESERVE'




C IT Y
SHAFER STATE BANK

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WESTE
iss
TEL

Form 168

THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. V?cA
N
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SHAKO PEE KINN. 6
SECRETARY OP THE TREASURY

IASHIHGTOH DC

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IfE FAVOR THE ESTABLISH ING OP A REG 10HAL B A M AT MINUEAFOLIS
F IH ABC IAL CEK




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S «o ty I f | ? & « 4

M in a i i & a y 3 1914
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Minneapolis is tfce

point fo r regional bask

Minnesota

It leads tke state to toa&kisg Iwfeer *iX H a g grain agriculture
inplemente and generaltousinesc




panic o f Shertmri*
LerlpitU H^t ionel Bank
lG3p»

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g e p a r tm je tit

TE LEG R A M

21WU MO 36
SHELLY Minn Jan 2 19l!
S e c r e ta r y o f T reasu ry,
Washingon D.C,
In case a r e g io n a l r e s e r v e bank i s lo c a t e d in t k i s ^ r t H T o f the north
w est, put us down as f a v o r i n g M inneapolis where the g r e a t e r p art o f
our 9 a g r i c u l t u r a l b u siness i s done and where our present a f f i l i a t ­
ions are




S ta te Bank o f S h e lly
115oam

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NIOHT L E T T E R

22S9 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ERICA

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S m essages o n ly on conditions lim iting; its lia b ility , which ,m vc been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing- N ig h t "L e tte r .
E rrors can be guarded again st o n ly b y repeating1a message back to the sending station fo r c o m n a r i * a n d the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
transm ission o r d e liv e ry o f U nrepeated N ig h t L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tht. ?. nount paid fo r transm ission ; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
"Xtty Dollars, a t which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this message has been valu ed by the sender J iereo l . aor in any case w here the cla im is n ot presented in w ritin g w ith in
:ty days a fte r the message is filed w ith the Com pany fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is d eliv e re d b y requ est o f the sender, under ! le conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENE RAL MANAGER

R ec eiv ed at
4 4 Z AN 39 NL 4 EXTRA

KON WM 0 MC-ADOO
SECT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
M IN N EAPO LIS BEING OUR NATURAL MARKET FOR PRODUCTS OF THE
NORTHWEST AND BEING

ITS BANKING CENTER IT IS OUR DESIRE TO HAVE

THAT C IT Y DESIGNATED BY YOUR COMMITTEE AS THE REGIONAL RESERVE
BANK OF THE NORTHWEST




STATE BANK OF S ILV E R LAKE
FRANCIS H HAWLIK CASHIER
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WESTERN UNION

N

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TELEGRAM

TH E O . N. V A IL ,

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P R E S ID E N T

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SL EEPYEYE M IN N OEC 31

1913

l-jfcADOO
SECY OK THE TREAS WASHN DC
G R E E TIN G S T ^ E PEOPLE OF THE
APP k E C I A T E f T H E E S T A B LIS H M E N T
M IN N E A P O L IS




GREAT NORTHWEST,
OF A

R E G IO N A L KESERVE BANK IN

M IN N
F I R S T NAT

WOULD VERY MUCH

BANK
635AM

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WESTE

Form168

UNION
AM

TEL

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

deceived a t

Wyatt Bailting, Cor. 14th andFSts., Washington, D.C.

F9CH RA 4 « 4 EX

AL W AYS
OPEN

Form

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SLEEPY EYE M INN JAN 1 1 9 1 4
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

6 44

WASHINGTON D .C .
M IN N EAPO LIS BEING THE CENTER OF THE GRAIN LUMBER PRODUCE AND
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT BUSINESS IS THE LO G IC AL LOCATION FOR A RESERVE
"'ANK AND

IT WOULD BE OF GREAT ADVANTAGE TO US

TO HAVE THE BANK LOCATED THERE



STATE BANK OF SLEEPY EYE
BY HANS MO PRESIDENT
6 38P

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Form -‘9.*

N I G H T

M E S S A G E !

THE \ ZSTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPAi

r

INCORPORATED'

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on contilHons limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following nwssage.
Errors can be guarded against only l>y repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, anil the Company wlU not hold ItseU liable for errors or delay* la
transmission or delivery 0 1 Unrepeated Night Messages, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sura
el Fifty Dollars, at which unless otherwise stated l>elow, this message has been valued by the'sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim Is not presented in wrftta? withia
sixty days after the message is flled with the Company for transmission.
This ts an UNREPEATED NIGHT MESSAGE, and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H E O * N . V A IL , P R E S ID E N T
B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S ,. G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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SPICER M INN JAN 3
SEOTY Oe THE TREASURY
VMSHN. DC
WE FAVOK THE




LOOATION OF A R tU lO N A L BANK AT M IN N EAPO LIS
GREEN LAKE STATE BANK

MINN

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UNION
DAY IsETTER
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOP M INN EAPO LIS AS BEST
ACCOUNT OF IT BEING CENTER

LOCATION FOR REGIONAL BANK ON
OF GRAIN AND LUMBER PRODUCTS

AGRICULTURAL SU PPLIES AND O THER'BUSINESS




STATE BANK OF SPRINGGROVE
ONSGARO STATE BANK
254P

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following N ig h t L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
■ansmission or delivery of Unrepeated N igh t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
Ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any ease where the claim Is not presented in writing within
...sty days after the message is tiled with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IO H T L E T T E R . ana is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

__________ _________

R e c e iv e d a t
B49CH LY

107 NL

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

4 «

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SPRINGVALLEY MINN JAN 3 1 9 1 3

SECRETARY OF UNITED STATES TREASURY
WASHN DC
WE STRONGLY URGE YOUR COMMITTEE
TO DESIGNATE M INNEAPO LIS FOR ONE
OF THE REGIONAL BANKS UNDER
THE NEW LAW ALL COUNTRY
BANKS IN THE NORTHWEST CARRY
ONE OR MORE M INNEAPO LIS ACCOUNTS
WHICH ARE (THE ONLY ONES
THEY CARRY WEST OF CHICAGO
NEARLY AlfltSETTLEMENTS FOR PRODUCE
SOLD AND GOODS PURCHASED ARE
MADE THROUGH M INNEAPO LIS THE F IN A N C IA L STRENGTH OF M INNEAPO LIS WHICH IS
U R G E IS MADE UP OF
A COMBINATION OF THE BUSINESS
r THE ENTIRE NORTHWEST AND
NOT OF A FEW LUMBER
AND RAILROAD MAGNATES WE WOULD
MUCH PREFER TO TRANSACT OUR
BUSINESS WITH THE RFC'ONAL BANK
THROUGH M INNEAPO LIS THAN ANY OTHER
C IT Y '




41?AM

Form

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n 2289 B

NIQHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
in c o r p o r a t e d

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ER IC A

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M IT S and D E LIV T ^tS messag-es o n ly on con dition s lim iting- its lia b ility , w hich have been assented to b y the sender of the follow in g: N ig h t L etter.
E rrors can be pniaided against o n ly by re v atinsr a message bark to the sending station fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
transm ission o r d e liv e r y o f Unrepeated N ijjht Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, a t which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this message has been valu ed by the sender thereof, nor in any case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in
s ix ty days a fte r the m essage is tiled w itli the Company fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is d elivered b y request o f the sender, tinder the conditions named above.

THEO.

N. V A I L , P RE SI DE NT

R e c e iv e d

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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AND THE NORTHWES.T WOULD IN

BY THE LOCATION OF A

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FEDERAL REUt'KVE BANK IN M IN N EAPO LIS

WHICH IS THE MARKET FORT.,

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF THE NORTHWEST




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OSTRANDER.STATE BANK
BY H 0 LARSON OAbHIER
842PM

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LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

28,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

„ CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messag'es only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: N ig h t L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
'<mamisalon or deUy.ery.^.IIJM e»eat^..W J«&t L e t tens.,sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any Case beyond the sum of
fty D ollars, at which, unlesa otherwise stated,telow, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
xty days after the^eessfleei:!* ilted v^tt/ thfe'CofuiAiiy~foi'trat>»nils8loi>.
This is an IJNKI^jEATJEjB 1
JwjlJj. tlieliyered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

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SECY OF THi; TREASY

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B E LIE V IN G THAT M INNEAPO LIS OFFERS ADVANTAGES
C IT Y IN THE NORTHWEST TOR

THE LOCATION OF A REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK WE STRONGLY URGE

YOU TO FAVORABLY CONSIDER THEIR

AP P LIC A TIO N
F IR S T NATL BANK
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SUPERIOR TO THOSE OF ANY

d R NIMS CASHR
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WESTERN UNION
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Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C. ALWAYS
OPEN

*TS6 CH 36. 3 EXTRA 1

__________ ___

STEPHEN MINN' 1
SECRETARY OF’THE TREASURY

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IT 13 IMPERATIVE TOR THE: PROPER SERVING OP'THE NORTH JEST
TEAT MINJEAPGL13 SHOULD HATE A'REGIONAL BANK E j ING IN THE
CENTER OP THE GRAIN LUMBER PRODUCE AGRICULTURAL’IMPLEJiEilTS
J OTHER IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES
'TATE BANK OF .STEPHEN STEPHEN COMMERCIAL CLUB.

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168

1914
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C. M. DICKIi. j N, Manager
M. L. M UR PH Y, Treasurer

C. M. DICKINSON, Prc .ent
F. T. W ILSON, Secretary

j^ tillu ta te r

WeBuyandSell:
Grains
Hay
Straw
Flour
GroundFeed
Bran
Shorts
GlobeFeed
ChiclyFeed
RedDog
Oil Meal
RockSalt
Salvet
GrassSeeas




lE q u itg

iH c tr k r !

(C o m p a n y

Stillwater, Minn., Jan. 5th,1914.

Secretary Itau G. Me Ado o.,
Washington, D.O.,
"We think Minneapolis is entitled to one
of the Regional Reserve Banks as the principal
part of our business of Banking, Farm Products
and Farm Implements centers there. We request
that you designate that 6ity as a location
for one of these banks.”
Partners Elevator Co.,

d f S t lll w a t e r £ c ;y ‘iy M a r k e t CO^

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g e im r t r a e u t

TELEGRAM

72WU MO 38 14 ex Blue
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MIEblEABOLIS-Minn ja n ^ -£ < & 4

S e c r e ta r y o f the Treasu ry,

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Washing t on, D. C#

We urge the l o c a t i o n o f the r e g io n a l re s e rv e bank a t M inneapolis as
th a t c i t y

is the c e n te r o f our gra in ,lu m ber and a g r i c u l t u r a l business




R G Twet,on*Preisident,Farmers and Merchants S tate B^nk
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Minn

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NIGHT L E T T E R

t'orm 2289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
j

INCORPORATCD

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

IJxla Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following1 N ig h t L etter.
Errors o j .i i be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
“ i.nsmission or delivery of U w ep e u teil N ig h t Letters, sent at reduoed rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
ty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any. case where the claim is not presented in writing within
ty days after the. message is flled with the Company for transmission.
.
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions iuun«d ttbove.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

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B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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HON W G MCADOO
SECY TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
WE HOPE THAT YOU W IL L
A RESERVE C IT Y FOR A

CONSIDER M INNEAPO LIS MINNESOTA FAVORABLY AS
REGIONAL BANK WE TH IN K IT

LOCATION FOR THIS'W ESTERN TERRITORV
GRAIN FLOUR LUMBER FARM IMPLEMENTS




- FIRST

THE MOST CONVENIENT

AS IT IS THE CENTER

OF THE

AND VARIOUS OTHER LARGE BUSINESS

STATE BANK OF SVVANV I L L E
1043PM

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orm 2289 B

RIQHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions'limiting Its liability, which nave been assented to by the sender of the following: N ig h t L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for con't>arifi>>>, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
trMsmission or delivery of U nrepeated N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tist a tiount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ift y Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender therein: aor in any case where the claim is not presented in Writing within
xty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under ! le conditions named above.
f H E O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT

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2 7 2 AN 18 NL

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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SW ANVILLE MINN JANY 2 1 9 1 4
HON W G MC-ADOO

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SECRETARY TREASURY WASHINGTON OC
WE .PREFER M IN NEAPO LIS MINN AS LO CATIO N'FO R REGIONAL BANK

J

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REASON IS MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED AND LARGEST WHOLESALE CENTER




PEOPLES STATE BANK SWANVILLE
1130PM

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LETTERGRAM

T E R M S A N D C O N D IT IO N S P R IN T E D ON T H E B A C K O F T H IS B L A N K .

DIN D E P E N D E N T

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Tenney, Minn Jan 5-14.

Secretary I , G. McAdoo,
Washington D.O*
Because the natural flo ^ o f

money from grain farm machinery

lumber, e t c , is frum a-nx

to Mixu;e£.poli3* Minn, we request

that a reg io n a l bank be

established th e re .




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T H E P O S T A L T E L E G R A P H -C A B L E C O M P A N Y (.IN C O R P O R A T E D ) T R A N S M IT S A N D D E L IV E R S T H I S N IG H T L E T T E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H C

.

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TAL TELEGRAPH - COMMERCIAL CABL
CLARENCE

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RECEIVED AT
T A L TELE GRAPH BUILDING
1345 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE

W A SH IN G TO N, D. C.
TELEPHONE:

M AIN 6600

H. M ACKAY,

Pr e s id

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DELIVERY No.

TELEGRAM

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The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company 'Incorporated )transmits and delivers this message subject to the terms and conditions printed on the back ef this blank.

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Minn. # 8 we th in k that it, w i l l he v e ry convenient to the p eop le and
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Form 168

WESTERN, UNION
t e le B r a m

860

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

r e c e iv e d

AT Wyatt Builiiog, Cor. 14thaidFSts., Washington, D.C.

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0 3 7 NY RK 1 4 2 EXTRA
B E M ID JI MINN JAN 2 1 9 1 4

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SECY OF TREASURY

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WASHINGTON DC
WE ARE STRONGLY IN FAVOR
BANK C IT Y




OF M INNEAPO LIS AS A RESERVE

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*o n a 2289 B

NIOHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

AMERICA

25,00
This Company TRAJfSS
Errors can be guarded ag«
tranamisstbn or delivery ot U 5
F ift y Dollars, at which, unlq
"Ixty days after the message j
This is an U N R E P I

CABLE SERVICE TO ALL T H E WORLD

VEJJB messages only on conditions limitincr its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: N ig h t L etter.
rep^Rng a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
tgtm Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum ot
se statlR below; this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
th the Qpinpany for transmission.
JUT J I T T E R , an# fa delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENER AL MANAGER

1 6 8 9

T H IE F R IVER FALLS M INN DEC 31 19 1 3 '
/ /
SECY OF

IE TREASURY

/
WASHINGTON OC

WE RESPECTFULLY URGE THAT A

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK BE LOCATED

AT M INN EAPO LIS B E LIE V IN G THAT THE
OF THE NORTHWEST WOULD THUS BE




CITIZENS

AGRICULTURKL AND BUSINESS INTERESTS

BEST SUBSERVED
ST ATE BANK
1129PM

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?orm 2289 B

NIQHT L E T T E R

THE WESfERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
F

INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFJflESf IN AJ£BfMQA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

TUs Company TR AN SM ITS attf-JjEjfcwafttS —tm H tt only on confettfons limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against
" bjgrepeattnajrfniessagra back- to theSgwling station, for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unrepei
I JfUrht p eters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
'F ifty D ollars, at which, unless othi
JtatedJillow, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the.claim is not presented in writing: within
- t y a f t e y *4 e message is fll'""
ie Company for transmission.
, \
'ER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
\.
B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

1621
F93C h V B . 8 4 . N L
T H IE F RIVER FALLS M INN DEC 31 1913
SECY OF TREASURY
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WASHN DC
HONORABLE S IR M IN N EAPO LIS IS THE
OF THE EN TIR E NORTHWEST THEREFORE
RESERVE BANK
FIRST




N AT I O N A L BA.NK
849PM

MARKET FOR THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
WE FAVOR THAT C IT Y FOR

A REGIONAL

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NIQHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFI0€S IN AMERICA
This Company T R A N S M IT S i
Errors can be guarded
transmission or delivery of
f i f t y D ollars, at -which, i
rty days after the message ia :
This is an U N R E P E A T E

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following N ig h t L etter,
repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not bold itself liable for errors or delays in
N ig h t Letters, sent at rcduced rates,-beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
e stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
the Company for transmission.
H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

620
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T H IE F RIVER FALLS MINN DEC 31 19 13
SECY OF TREASURY
WASHN DC
DEAR S IR AS M IN N EAPO LIS IS

THE LOGICAL MARKET FOR THE

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF THE EN TIR E

NORTHWEST WE FAVOR THAT C IT Y

FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK




F I R S T STATE BANK OF T H I E F

jANSW EREDs

R IV ER

FALLS

852PM

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Form 2289 B

NIOHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O FFICES IN|/|MEfl

'

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S mi
s QiUjtaycondltlons limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: Night Letter,
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating- a es'sag-e WCck to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold Itself liable for errors or delays ia
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Night L ette i, Sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
W t y Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, 16 megtasre has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
Tty days after the message is flled with the Company fo: fanstplssion.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IO H T UETTER,
ivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT

R e c e iv e d

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S ? GENERAL MANAGER

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F92CH
H flE F R fV tR FALLS MINN DEC, 31 19 13
SECY OF T
WASHN DC
HONORABLE S IR M IN N EAPO LIS IS THE

MARKET FOR THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

OF THE ENTIRE NORTHWEST THEREFORE

WE FAVOR THAT C IT Y FOR

A REQIONAL

RESERVE BANK
MERCHANTS BANK OF ST H IL A IR E




847PM
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Form

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WESTERtfL UNION
TELEw r AM

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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WM D MCAOOO
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY WASHINGTON 0 C
M IN N EAPO LIS BEING THE NATURAL MARKET
AND IT S BANK CENTER WE
BY YOUR COMMITTEE AS THE




FOR THE PRODUCTS OF THE

RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT M INNEAPO LIS BE
LOCATION FOR ONE OF THE

NORTHWEST
DESIGNATED

REGIONAL RESERVE BANKS

s FARS STATE BANK
737P

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NIGHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con dition s lim iting- its lia b ility , w hich have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing- N i g h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded apainst o n ly by repeatin g a messag-e back to the sending: station fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
nsm ission or d e liv e r y o f U n r e p e a t e d N i g h t L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tran sm ission ; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
f t y D o lla r s , a t which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this messag-e has been valu ed b y th e sender th ereof, nor in any case w here the cla im is not presented in writing- w ith in
.xty days a fte r the message is tiled w ith the Company fo r transm ission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is d eliv e re d b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G EN ER AL M ANAGER

T H E O * N. V A I L, PRESIDENT

R eceiv ed a t
40G TR
3 8 NL

f9 f4 jA iy 4

$ EXTRA

6 09

TRACY MINN JAN 3 1914
SECY OF TREASURY
WASHN DC
IN CASE A REGIONAL BANK

IS LOCATED IN T H IS PART

OF THE NORTHWEST '«E ARE

FAVORING M INNEAPO LIS WHERE THE GREATER

PART OP OUR AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

IS DONE AND OUR PRESENT

A F F IL IA T IO N S ARE
F IR S T NATIONAL BANK TRACY MINN
-------E JiE R SEG V IC E PRESIDENT
S5AM




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NIBHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

IM s Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: N ig h t L etter,
lirrors can be guarded airaiust only b.v repealin'; a message back to the sendmsf station for comparison, and tbc Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays la
mission or delivery of L‘ 11 repeated N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any ease beyond the sum of
Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor iu any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
j days after the message Is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E ii, and la delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

T H E O . N. V A IL , PRESIDENT

R e c e iv e d

1063

at

F38CHRA 4 0 NL 7 EX
TRACY M INN JAN 1 19 1 4 ^
SECY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE WHOLE NORTHWEST WE JO IN WITH
THE OTHER BANKS OF TH IS TERRITORY IN ASKING THAT A
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK BE

LOCATED AT M IN N EAPO LIS THE CENTER OF

TRADE A N D /IN A N C E




TRACY STATE BANK
TRACY MINN AM IERET AMIERET M INN STATE BANK

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WESTERN UNION

Form 108

03

TE LE G R A M

Ul

theo . n . Vail , president

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a t

Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th aid FSts., Washington, D. C. *SKK*

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TRIUMPH

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SSCR3TABY OP THE TR3A3URY
WAcJH IHGTQH DC

,

. YOU fO U LD CQNF3R A GR2AT FAVOH.ON. U S ’ BY LOCATING A REGIONAL BAHK
. AT • HIHK2AP0L13 H IN iE A O T A 1




TBIUHPH STATE BAHK.

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L. A . S M ITH ,
P

£. D R A E G E R T ,
'd c h t

S. A . B U R S E L L ,

V ic e -P r e s id e n t

Se c y

a n d tr e a s

Truman Farmers Elevator Co.
Grain, Seeds, Flour, Feed, Coal, Salt,
Cement and Posts.




Truman, Minn., / —

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Fdrm 2289'B

NIGHT L E T T E R

ESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

00 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

TR ANSM ITS ftpd D E L IV E R S messag’es only on conditions-limiting its 1(ability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following M ( h t Letter.
gruaKled against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
l i v « r of Unrepeated Nigrht Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
rcli, unless otherwise stated below, this messaire has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in. writing Within
essfttre is filed with the Company for transmission.
E P E A T E D N IG H T LE T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

PRESIDENT

VED AT
/9 1 0

1094

FB 3 3 NL
TWIN LAKES U INN DEC 30 19 13

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
A

WASHINGTON DC
PRACTICALLY A LL Oh THE COLLECTIONS




j

AND PAYMENTS FOR OUR 0 U T S I0 E

BUSINESS ARE CLEARED THROUGH M INNEAPO LIS
SHOULD BE LOCATED THERE IN

/

AND A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

PREFERENCE TO ANY OTHER PO IN T

TWIN LAKES STATE BANK

IN T H IS D IS T R IC T

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SS0.

The Fir s t S tate Ba n k
J A S . H . L U N Z , Pr e s .
M . K . K N A U F f , Vi c e P r e s .
J O H N A . B A R T O N , Ca s h i e r
H . C . D O E R R , J R . As s t . C a s h i e r .

T w o Ha r b o r s , M i n n . 3ec

31st

Secretary of the Treasurery
Washington, D. 0.
Dear Sir:

We wired you today as follows: "This

favors Minneapolis for a Regional Reserve Bank
cause the flow of business- from here is naturally
toward Minneapolis”,
Confirming this telegram, we wish to say that
Minneapolis is the logical point for one of the
Regional Reserve Banks from its prominence as a
Commercial Center in this section and from the very
fact that the Northwest in general will he best
served by the establishing such a bank in that
City.

Aside from this it is tl*e home of the im­

plement, lumber, milling, grain and elevator bus­
iness.

Then too the annual clearings of Minn­

eapolis is nearly tvjice that of its neighbor, The
City of St. Paul.




Cashier

1913

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T E L_ E Q R A P H - C A B L E

I GHT

C O M R A N V

LETTERGRAM

P O S T A L T E L E G R A P H -C A B L E C O M P A N Y (IN C O R P O R A T E D ) T R A N S M IT S A N D D E L IV E R S T H I S N IG H T L E T T E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H S
C R M S A N D C O N D IT IO N S P R IN T E D O N T H E B A C K O F T H I S B L A N K .
R E C E IV E D

IN D E P E N D E N T

A X

C O M P E T IT IV E

\T
22 , L via Duluth

C L A R E N C E H . M A C K A Y . P R E S ID E N T .
De

l iv e r y

smumbber

728

P R O G R E S S IV E

145aa

ro Harbor*,Mlnn Dee 31
Seey of ' reasury,
W ashington, D.A*
This bank favor* Minneapolis for a Regional Reserve Bank because
the flow of exchange and business from here Is naturally towards
Minneapolis*




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iron 2289 B '

NISHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 pFFIC E S IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

XblB Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages only on condttlons ltmltlntr its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter,
fcrrors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
'"ansmission or delivery of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum ot
tty Dollar*, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been -valued by the sendter thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented ia writing within
-xty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
)
This ia an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T LE T T E R , and is delivered by request ot the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

R e c e iv e d

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

at

F75CH FB 3 3 N L
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l A N i i v v . c .r ti^ .5
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TYLER -M IN N >JAN 1 j l 9 l 4 '

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

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WASHN OC
IN CASE A REGIONAL RESERVE
NORTHWEST PUT US DOWN AS

BANK IS LOCATED IN THE
FAVORING M IN N EAPO LIS WHERE THE GREATER

PAJRT OF OUR AGRICULTURE BUSINESS

IS DONE AND WHERE OUR

PRESENT A F F IL IA T IO N S ARE




F I R S T NAT IO NA L BANK
945PM

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NIGHT L E T T E R

J’orm 2289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

This Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on conditions" lim itin g ita lia b ility , which have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow in g: N lg rh t L e t t e r .
Krrors can be guarded against only by repeating; a messag-e back to the send inf? station fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
insm ission or d e liv e r y o f U n r r p e a t e t l > l « l i < L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r transm ission: nor in any easo beyond the sum o f
i f t y D ollarM , at which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this m essage has been valu ed by the sender thereof, nor in any case w here the claim is not presented in w riting: w ith in
s ix ty days af ter the messac'e is filed w ith the Company fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D IN I G U T L E T T E R , and is d eliv e re d b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

H E O . N . V A! L, P R E S I D E N T

R

BELVIDERE

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

eceiv ed a t
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ULEN MINN JAN 9 19 14
HON W G MCADOO
SECY TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
BECAUSE THE NATURAL FLOW OF
LUMBER ETC IS FROM AND

MONEY FROM GRAIN FARM MACHINERY

TO M INNEAPO LIS M INN WE REQUEST

THAT A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

BE ESTABLISHED THERE

F IR S T NATIONAL BANK
6 2 5 s?PM
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Form 2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ERIC A

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Com pany TRANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages o n ly on conditions lim iting; its lia b ility , which have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing- Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against on ly by repeating- a m essage back to the sending station fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
transm ission o r d e liv e r y o f Unrepeated Night Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid for tran sm ission ; nor in any ease beyond the sum o f
Fifty Dollars, at which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this m essage has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the cla im is not presented iu "w ritin g w ith in
s ix ty days a fter the message is filed w ith the Company fo r transm ission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E TTE R , and is d e liv e re d b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

THEO.

N. V A I L , ' P r e s i d e n t

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R e ce iv e d a t
HON W 0 MCADOO

b e l v id e r e

A A *'
SECY TREASURY WASHN DC

WE RESPECTFULLY

URGE THAT A

THE VAST CANADIAN RESOURCES TO
BEFORE THAT SHE IS THE

FOR

general

manager

MADE HER THE GATEWAY

A VAST

RIVER

AND

THAT
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BE E S T A B M ^ b z iJ
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THAN EVER

PUGET SOUND

PRODUCTIVENESS FROM D IV E R S IF IE D FARMING

CANNOT BE
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HER S E tg C T IO N

CLEARING HOUSE FOR

AND A L LIE D INDUSTRIES




REASONS

EXTENT

J T H THE COMMERCIAL PROSPERITY
CLAIMS

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RESERVE BAlJJK

A GREATER

REGION BETWEEN THE M IS S IS S IP P I

’ NING

- ^

REGIONAL

AT M INNEAPO LIS AMONG THE MANY
ARE
URGE/THAT RECENT LE G IS LA TIO N HAS

UNPARALLELLED

b r o o k s

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ULEN MINN JAN 7 19.11

WITH AN
LUMBER BUSINESS

SHE IS SO CLOSELY ID E N T IF IE D
T H IS

IGNORED

VAST REGION

THAT HER

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ULEN STATE BANK
835P

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Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

CABLE SERVICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

T h is Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messag’es o n ly on con d ition s lim itin g' its lia b ility , w h ich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g 1 N ig rh t L e t t e r .
E rrors can be guarded a gain st on ly b y rep eatin g a m essage back to the sending station fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold Its e lf lia b le fo r errors o r delays In
transm ission o r d e liv e r y o f I J n r e p e a t e d N i g h t L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount p aid fo r tra n sm ission ; nor In an y case beyond the sum o f
Fifty Dollars, a t w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is message has been valu ed by the sender th ereof, nor in a n y case w h ere th e cla im Is n ot presented in w r itin g w ith in
t x ty days a fte r the m essage is filed w ith th e Com pany fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is d elivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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MCADOO
SECY OF TREA 8Y

WASHN DC

THE BUSINESS INTERESTS OF MINNESOTA
IN OUR JUDCMENT BEST B E '
A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK IN

SERVED BY THE LOCATION OF
M INNEAPO LIS WHICH IS THE MARKET

FOR THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF




AND THE GREAT NORTHWEST WOULD

THE NORTHWEST

R D LOUDON
CASHR F I R S T

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NIBHT L E T T E R

«rm 2289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVJCE T O ALL T H E WORLD

• This Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S message* only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the followu
ight Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for et. J or delays in
‘raasmission or delivery of Unrepeated N ight Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case be> ad the sum of
ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender .thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
.xty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , PRESID ENT

R e c e ive d a t
i T ' 1 0 1

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

223

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1914 JAN 6 AM II 52

fHE HON SECY OP TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
jlAY VC URGE ON. YOUR COMMITTEE THE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
MINNEAPOLIS HXNN AS A LOCATION FOR ONE OF THE FEDERAL
RESSRVE BANKS AS THE BULK OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS .OF
U lS

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BANK CUSABS THROUGH MINNEAPOLIS AND STPAUL IE CONSIDER

the

t op a t ION TO BBST SERVE THE>NE«DS_OF
HOST. LOGICAL U JC A ilU fl xu o w *

'HIS TERRITORY

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C AB LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages o n ly on con dition s lim iting: its lia b ility , w hich have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing- N ig h t, L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against on ly by repeatin g a message back; to the sending station fo r com parison, and llic Compiuiy wi l l not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
transm ission or d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d N l g i i t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, bevond a sum equal to the am ount paid l'or transm ission; nor in any ense beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s . a t which, unless oth erw ise stated below , this messagre has been valu ed by the sender thereof, nor in any ease w here the cla im is n ot presented in w r itin g w ith in
s ix ty days a fte r the m essage is filed w ith the Com pany fo r transm ission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is d elivered b y request, o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

THEO.

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N. V A IL, PRESIDENT

BELVIDERE

BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

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THE SECY OF THE TREASURY
WASHN DC
WE BE LIEVE THAT M INNEAPO LIS OFFERS
A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK THAT
ANY C IT Y IN THE NORTHWEST

ADVANTAGES AS A LOCATION FOR

ARE SUPERIOR TO THOSE OF

AND WE STRONGLY URGE YOU

TO FAVORABLY CONSIDER THEIR A P P LIC A TIO N




E U FRAZIER
CASHIER

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NIOHT L E T T E R

m 22S9 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 G f F M E S IN A M ERICA

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

IM s Company TR AN SM ITS 1b<1 S E L I V E G 8 messasres on ly on conditions limiting1Its lia b ility , which have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing- Night Letter.
Krrors can be guarded
b.v rcpvaUfff a mossufte back to the scndiiiir station fo r comparison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors or delays in
transmission or d e liv e ry o f l l u n f t t f e d N Is h M e tt'e ra , sent at reduced rates, beyond a gum equal to the amount paid fo r transmission ; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
at which, u n l e * o t w r w is e stitfjjn below , this message 1ms been valu ed by the sender thereof, nor in any case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g withiu
'uessnjfc IsBjW w ith the^joropany for transmission,
rhl |g) a T l^ t? ("T&V’i ft*? M l ' / l l’ l'l t , und Is d e liv e re d by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

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B E L V I D E R E C R O O K S , G EN ER AL M ANAGER

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VERNON CENTER MINN DEC 31 1 9 1 3
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
DEAR S IR WE ARE H E A R TILY

IN FAVOR OF HAVING M I N N f ^ i^ W J S A / E R E L O

MINN AS A LOCATION FOR

ONE OF THE REGIONAL BANK?;

THAT ARE TO BE LOCATED

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY A

IS THE CLEARING PO INT FOR

IT
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NEARLY EVERY BANK W EST-#F—

THE M IS S IS S IP P I RIVER AND IT S
A CENTER FOR THE GRAIN




LOCATION TO THE NORTHWEST AS

LUMBER IMPLEMENT AND PACKING BUSINESS

OF THE GREAT NORTHWEST MAKES
THE LOCATION OF ONE OF

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THESE REGIONAL BANKS

VERNON CENTER STATE BANK

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Form

NIGHT

MESSAGE

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMP* 4Y
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25.000 O F FIC ES JN AM ERICA

CAB LE S E R V IC E T O A LL T H E WORLD

Tliis Company TRANSMI'IS and D ELIVER S ni.Tm sre.s only on condition# limiting its liability, which have been assented t o by the sender of Mir following mossM''<Kr.->r.s can be «<ta.rded aicalnst only by rei»o;Htnis a mes.-mue back to tho .sendins station for comparixwn, and the Companv will n o t hold itself liable for erroi* or ii<‘iays in
transmission o r delivery of tiiirepeated Night Message*, sent a( reduced rate*. l>eyojtd a sum equal to tea times the amount, paid for transmission: nor in any case beyond the mitt-,
of R fiy Dollars, at which, unlevt otherwise »tat*‘ t below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor m anv ease where (he claim is not presented in wf i l in g w i t h i n
sixty days after the message fes tiled with the oxitixmy for transmission
This id an U N R EPEA TED N IO H T MESSAGE, and i>> delivered by request ot the .sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , PRESID ENT

R e c e iv e d

B E LVID ER E

B R O O K S . GENERAL MANAGER

1563

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2 1 Z HY 14 NIGHT

VESTA MINN JAN 5 1914
W G MCADOO
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
M INNEAPO LIS IS OUR CHOICE AS
T H IS D IS T R IC T
STATE BANK




1 240AM

THE LOCATION OF -THE REGIONAL BANK FOR

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Form 16S

UNION
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THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT

AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. AOLWAYS
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SE C Y MCADOO

W a SHIHGTOH DC
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Nl IG H TT Li IE TTT IE ft
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TR ANSM ITS and D E I.IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: Night Letter,
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back ft) the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Night' Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equi\i to the amount paid for transmission; nor in ony case beyond she sum of
Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any caso where the claim is not presented in writing withiu
sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
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WABASHA MINN JAN 3 1 9 1 4
HON W G MCADOO

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SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY WASHINGTON DC

WE B E LIE V E THE DESIGNATION OF

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M INNEAPO LIS AS A LOCATION FOR

A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK FOR

THE NORTHWEST NECESSARY CALLING YOUR

ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT

A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE

PRODUCTS OF THE NORTHWEST IN

A D D IT IO N TO LUMBER AND MANY

"THER L IN E S ARE HANDLED THROUGH
WOULD MEET THE HEARTY APPROVAL OF




M INNEAPO LIS YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION
ALL INTERESTS IN T H IS SECTION

FIR S T NATIONAL BANK
525AM

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Q vm sum .

J fe p a rtm e n t

TELEGRAM

87WU MO 38 Blue
WABASBO Minn janx42 191
S e c r e ta r y o f T reasu ry,
Washington,D*C.
Minneapolis bein g thi. c e n te r o f the g r a in and lumber business o f
northwest and the f i n a n c i a l c e n te r o f the same we b e l i e v e that^
r e g io n a l re s e r v e bank f o r t h is s e c t io n should be lo c a t e d thj




C i t iz e n s S ta te Bank o f WabassorJ
Paul A C allagh an ,C ash ier

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WESTERN UNION

I

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DAY

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT
A48NY R 22 BLUE 4 EX

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WACONIA MINN JAN 3 13 14
SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
M INNEAPO LIS BEING THE B IG AGRICULTURAL
WOULD L IK E TO SEE REGIONAL




MARKET OF THE NORTHWEST WE

BANK LOCATED THERE
PAUL RADDEO
CASHIER WACONIA STATE BANK
324AM JAN 4

2689 B

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HIQHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY .
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages only on condition^ limiting its liability, which .iav6 been assented to by the sender of the following N ight Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tnc amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender jhereoi. iior in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
’ixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E I} N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under t le conditions named above.
'H E O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT

fe E L V ID E R S B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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WADENA MINN JAY 2 1 9 1 4
HON SECY OF THE TREASURY

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WASHINGTON DC

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S IR IN YOUR SELECTION OF A LOCATION FOR ONE OF THE; FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS
WE URGE YOUR CAREFUL AND FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF M IN N EAPO LIS IT

IS

CONCEDED TO BE THE PRESENT GAfEWAY AND CLEARING HOUSE FOR THE ENTIRE
NORTH CENTRAL AND WESTERN STATES FOR THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE TRADE
ASSETS OF T H IS VAST TERRITORY REPORTS AT HAND IN D IC A TE THAT PRESENT
M IN NEAPO LIS

BANKS HANDLE A VERY LARGE M AJO RITY OF COUNTRY BANK

BUSINESS BOTH IN DEPOSITS AND A ID IN G IN INVESTMENTS OF IN A C TIB E FUNDS
OVER ANY OTHER C IT Y IN C O M PE TITIVE TERRITORY #F S E R V I C E R TO BE
CONSIDERED M IN N EAPO LIS CAN MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS
.F IR S T NATIONAL BANK ,0F WADENA



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NIGHT L E T T E R

F<r

''289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A
I

. C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TR ANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions lim itin g Its lia b ility , which have been assented to by the sender of the following: Night Letter.

Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending: station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold Itself liable for errors or delays In
transmission or delivery ot Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
Fifty Dollars. at which, unless otherwise stated below* this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented In w ritin g w ithin
**xty days after the message is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
This Is a n U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T LE T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

4E O . N. VAIL, P r e s i d e n t

Re c e i v e d

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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M IN N EAPO LIS BEING THE F IN A N C IA L AND

COMMERCIAL CENTER OF THE GREAT

M RTHW EST AMO OFFERING MANY SUPERIOR

ADVANTAGES OVER ANY OTHER C IT Y

iN THE NORTHWEST FOR THE

LOCATION OF A REGIONAL RESERVE

SANK WE EARNESTLY URGE YOU
T H IS IS OF PRIME IMPORTANCE




TO FAVORABLY CONSIDER THEIR A P P LIC A T IO N
TO T H E -E N T IR E NORTHWEST

THE MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK OF WADENA
W £ PARKER CASHR
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WALDOBF H Z II

Jan 6 1914

Hon W G MoAdoo,
S e c r e ta r y Treasury,
Wash1n D C

We request r e g i o n a l re s e rv e bank a t M inneapolis




S e c u r it y Bank

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.m2289B

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

CABLE SER V ICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

Th is Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages on ly 011 con dition s lim itin g its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g 1 N igrht L e t t e r .
E rrors can be guarded atrainst on ly by repeating- a messag-e back to the sending: station fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not Bold its e lf lia b le fo r errors o r delays in
transm ission o r d e liv e r y o f U n r e p e a t e d N iffh t L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to th e am ount paid fo r tran sm ission ; n or in any ease beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at which, unless otherw iso stated below , this messag-e has been valu ed by the sender th ereof, n or in any case w here the cla im is n ot presented in w r itin g w ith in
s ix ty days a fte r the m essage is filed w ith the Com pany fo r transm ission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is d e liv e re d b y requ est o f the sender, under the conditions named above,

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T

B E L V ID E R E

R e c e iv e d a t
F266CH LY 49 NL

D RO O K S, GEN ER A L MANAGER

1717

4 EXA
WALKER MINN JAN 14 1 9 1 V C'VJA STP'AUl. MINN
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THE RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

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AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF

THE BOARD 5F D f p EC TOR S OF1"'

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BANK ORGANI ZAT ION COMMITTEE AT

WASHINGTON DC ASKING THAT MINNEAPOLIS MINN
FEDERAL RESERVE CITY FOR THIS DISTRICT




,

WA LKER MINNESOTA*,.JHE CASHIER WAS

DIRECTED TO TELEG RAP H THE RESERVE

F B DAVIS CASHIER

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BE DESIGNATED AS THE

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

«

C A B LE SER V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of tbe following: N ig h t L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not bold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of u nrepeated N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor In any case beyond the sum of
F ift y Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valned by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is.not presented in writing within
ty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

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WE iJUGE TH a T A REGION AL

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NEARLY A L L COUNT RY BANKS C A R R Y .
AND IT BCING A LaUGE

ACCOUNTS WITH THE M I N N E APO LIS BANKS

GRAIN CENTEf< MANUFACTURING AND "WHOLESALE

DISTRIBUTING POINT AS WELL AS

THE COMMERCIAL CENTEH OF THE

‘
•3RTHWE8T W E BELIEVE THE FINANCIAL
BE BEST SECURER BY A




INTERESTS OF THIS SECT ION CAM

BANK BEING ESTABLISHED THEfiE
WALNUT GiiOVi STATE BANK

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WAPXOH MIIIT

December 30 1913

S e c re ta ry o f the Treasury,
Ymshington I) C
We wish to have a Reserve Bank a t M inn eapolis Minn*




Soo S ta te Banlr.
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Item3680 B

WESTERN UNION
TER
DAY
THEO, N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

P C E IV E D
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WAR PEN i n m

14

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SECY OF TPEfSU RY
•*/ASF^ DC
WE FEEL 'IT

BE

GREATLY TO THE INTERESTS OF

LO C A LITY TO HAVE A REGIONAL

THE BANKS IN T H IS

BANK LOCATED AT M INNEAPO LIS AS IT IS

THE NATURAL CLEARING CENTER OF ,THE AGRICULTURAL LUMBER AND BANKING
INTERESTS OF THE WHOLE NORTHWEST
CONSIDERATION OF T H IS




WE RESPECTFULLY URGE YOUR EARNEST

.
F IR S T NATIO NAL ^.ANK
STATE BANK OF WARREN
SWEOISH AMERICAN STATE BANK
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Fo

NIGHT L E T T E R

289B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messag-es only on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the follow in g N i g h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating: a message back to the sending: statio,n-f6r <w»i}i>arison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
-ansmission or delivery of U n r e p e a t e d N i g h t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, bevoni a sura equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
\fty D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by-the sead#f thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
ixty days after the messapre is filed with the Company for transmission.
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This is an U i N I t E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered byrefquest of tno Hinder, under th© conditions named above.

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MINN 8H 0U L0 BE OUSfGNATED AS

C IT IE S

IT

IS A GREAT

LUMBER- AGRICULTURAL AND MINERAL CENTER
E A S IL Y

ACCESSIBLE TO ALL BANKS AND

RAILROAD F A C IL IT IE S MAKE IT
BUSINESS INTERESTS OF THE GREAT

NORTHWEST
F IR S T NATL BANK OF WASECA




C P SOMMERSTAO V IC E PfiEST
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Form 2?'“' B

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATCO

C A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A
This Company TR ANSM ITS and i
Errors can be guarded avralnst onli
nsmisslon or delivery of U u r e p e a t q
f t y Do llars, at which, unless otherwB&[stat<
sixty days after tbe message is flled wittfcac Coij
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D NIGF

only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following1N if fh t L e t t e r .
Ktr a jhessage back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
« t t # s . sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
elonthis messag-e has been valued l>y the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim Is not presented in writing within
for transmission.
rand is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

~ H E O . N . V A IL , PRE8ID I

B E L V ID E R E

R e c e iv e d
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B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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.EXTRA
W ATERVILLE MINN DEC 31 1913
SECY

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TREASURY
WASHN OC

WE FAVOR M IN N EAPO LIS FOR A

REGIONAL RESERVE BANK ALL BUSINESS

FROM HERE IS ^NATURALLY TOWARDS




M INNEAPO LIS

F IR S T NATIONAL BANK
SECY STATE BANK

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283

F. H. W E L L C O M E . Pres.
GEO. E. G R E E N E , Vice Pres.
A . E. R O B SO N , Cashier.

First National Bank
W aterville, M inn.
Capital $25,000.00




Surplus $5000.00

Waterville,MinnfDecember 31,1913*

Hon.Wm.G«McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington,D.C*.
Dear Sir;Confirming my mes 8 age^ 0^Cfch^;.^ate - "We favor
Minneapolis for a Regional^R^sM^ve Bank, All business
from here is natural lv><5wards Minneapolis. w We also
desire to call yoiir>«vtention ^ 0 7 the iact of Minneapolis
being the logical point on acfpWint o^A-eing preeminent
in the grain, mi 1 1 ing, l u m b ^ and l ^ w ^ m p l e m e n t business,
and standing supreme^ as "a
alone in
number of accounts,bVt i p ^ % C % 3^ o f deposits.
We beleive the^erfablishin<y of a Regional Reserve
Bank in Minneapolis will beet serve not only our interests,
butthe Northwest in general.

r\

pectively yours,
First National Bank,

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S m x s m - g §epnvtmmt
t e l e g r a m

16?0

A

18

via Minneapolis
WATKINS MI31I

Secretary

Jan 2 1913

(J S Treasury,
Ta s h ’
n !) C

For convenient transaction of our business would be desirious
to have Regional Reserve 3 ank located at Minneapolis Llinn.




Y»atkins State Bank.
314p

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTE
25,000 OFFH

22S9B

UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

A M ER IC A

C AB LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

JJiis Company TRANSM ITS and D E ftV E xiS messages onlvjarconditiona limitin'? Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following1 Night Letter.
Errors cu,n be gruarded against only by&Vieulinir a messaK’ejjjfcK to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill uot hold itself liable for errors or delays in
nsmission or delivery of Uurepeated JjngmtfLe tt'erg, se i^ R i reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor In any case beyond the sum of
'ty Dollars, at which, unless o t l^ w i^ ^ a a t e a r b e lo w , thisjpKssa^e has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting1within
.xty days after the messa^re is tiled vb UJS tfACorapany for taHHmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D NlffJElTJB^TTEK,
delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
BELV ID ERE

BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

WASHINGTON DC
CONSIDERING THAT PR AC TIC ALLY A LL GRAIN

AND IMPLEMENT BUSINESS IN

T H IS TERRITORY IS DONE THROUGH M INNEAPO LIS
LO G ICAL LOCATION FOR A REGIONAL
LOCATION WHERE IT CAN SERVE
MANY MEMBER BANKS IN T H IS




WE B E LIE V E THAT C IT Y THE

BANK G IV IN G THE BANK A

TO BEST ADVANTAGE A GREAT
AND AD JO IN IN G STATES

WAYZATA STATE BANK
S.**'**'**’

102? PM

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L T EL EGRAPH - C OMME RC I AL C A B L E S
C L A R E N C E H. M A C K A Y ,
RECEIVED A T
P O S T A L T E L E G R A P H B U ILD IN G
'•5 P E N N S Y L V A N I A A V E N U E

W A S H IN G T O N , D. C.
TELEPHONE:

M A IN

6600

P r e s id e n t.

DELIVERY

TELEGRAM

The Postal Telegraph-Cable Compcny ('rcorpnrdtcr transmits and delivers this message subject to the tcrsas

lew—7i4i

mi

esr.diticns printed on ths back of this blank.

DESIGN PATENT No. 40529

89Ch.T.

nneapolls»

Wen&ell,

§1914+

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The Treasury*

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IS 14-

washingto^tP^
V ln n e a ^ llo •Minnesota fbeing the center o f a c t iv itie s which most

I
concern th# sueoeeeful e ffo r t s o f a l l matters a g ricu ltu ral in a
sin g u larly extensive te rrito ry and we hope that you w i l l give th is
most injportant

matter due consideration and establish a regional

bank In that o ity .




farmer* and Merchants state Bank*
5 :05p*

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C AB LE SER VICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting* its liability, v h ieh nave been assented to by tbe sender of tbe follow in g N igrht L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating: a message back to the sending: station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U n r e p e a t e d N i g h t L e tte rs* sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the •*-nount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
^ lft y D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender jhereo*.. aor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing1within
,ixty days after the message is flled with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N K E P E i V T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered b y request of the sender, under ! le conditions named above,

THEO.

N.

PRESIDENT

V A IL ,

BELVIDEHE.

R e c e iv e d a t
F219CH Wl 4 4 N L

m

BROOKS,

GEN ERAL MANAGER

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4 AW 5 3 3
WEGDAHL MINN J/\N 3 19 14

WS G MCA000
SECY TREASURY
WASHN DC
INASMUCH AS M IN N EAPO LIS MINN IS
OF THE NORTHWEST AND IT S

THE MARKET FOR THE PRODUCTS

BANKING CENTER IT IS OUR

DESIRE THAT IT BE DESIGNATED
wOCATI ON OF ONE OF THE

BY YOUR COM;. IT T EE AS THE

REGIONAL RESERVE BANKS AUTHORIZED UNDER

THE NEW CURRENCY LAW
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BANK

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W E G 0 A H L M ,N N

512AM

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SE R V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S message* only'on conditions limiting its liability, which «iave been assented to by the sender of the following Night le tter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a messago back to the sending station for comparted, and tbe Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
' ’•ansmisslon or delivery of Unrepeated N ight Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tnc a nount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
fty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender uhereoi. uor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
.ty days after the messago is flled with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under ( m conditions named above.
THEO.

N.

V A IL ,

PR E SID E N T

R e c e iv e d

at

B E L V ID E R E

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

0 8 7 OH WH 3 6 N L
1 2 2 ft

WHEATON MINN JAN 3 1 9 1 4

» 4 J » * *' * T ''

HON W G MCA000
WASHINGTON OG
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND
FOR

M INNEAPO LIS MINN

A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

IS THE CENTER OF THE

GRAIN

LOCATION

IN T H IS SECTION AS IT
LUMBER

AND MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE




AS THE ONLY LO G ICAL

PRODUCTS AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT
NORTHWEST
F IR S T NATIONAL BANK
225AM

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43VKJ

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S m t s t m j fepartmimt

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n

TELEGRAM

wfcfcaton Minn Jan a 1914

Form

secty Treasury

washn Du
we urge that a regional bank be located at Minneapolis
Minn as it will be moat convenient in every way for us
it being the center of the grain lumber produce agricultural
imlement and other ousineas




The flatl

Bank

of wheiton

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WESTE
TEL

Form 163

UNION
G 3 > N *

A W

'

31

TH EO . N . V A IL , PR E S ID E N T
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. AOLPWEANY S
V174 CH' ,16

a n s w e r e d
WHEATON HI Nil 31

JAM G 1914

SECT.OF THS TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC

gnBM7

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TtjvSK THA5 REGIQNAL BANK BEi IOCATEI): IN, MINNEAPOLIS MINN
1

,FOR E S T

INTEREST. OF THE, NORTHWEST

STATE BANK OF WHEATON.




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WESTERM UNION
A ^

TH EO . N. V A IL , P R E S ID E N T
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Form 163

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Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C. 'i'KZ*

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V 2 »6 CH' HO
WILLMAR MINN 2
SECRETARY OF THE T R & U R Y
A

IASHIHGTOK DC
WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR REGIONAL BANK

locum

-

FIRST ■NATIONAL BANK.




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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

CAB LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only op»condttiong limiting' its liability, which have been assented to by tbe sender of the following1 Nlgrht L etter.
Errors can be guarded ag-ainst only by repeating- a message,A>ack ,toThd, sending- station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U nrepeated N ig h t Letters, gw ftatr^ d iu cei/ ^ tes, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ift y Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below^thls
valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented iu writing: w ithin
Sixty days after the messag-e is flled with the C om piyivfor. trkn»nHs3iofS.
\
This is an l / N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L J E J T E B , &nd 1& delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

HEP.

N. V A IL ,

P r e s id e n t

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(

b r o o k s

, general

M anager

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R eceiv ed a t
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JAN 1 1 4

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SECY TREASY
WASHN DC
THE OFFICERS AtID DIRECTORS OF
¥

T H IS BANK ONE OF THE

—

ALDERS AMO LARGEST IN T H IS

PART OF THE STATE ARE

UNANIMOUS IN RECOMMENDING M INNEAPO LIS FOR
BY FAR THE LARGEST PART

.O F BUSINESS IN T H IS PART

OF,THE NORTHWEST CENTERS IN




ONE OF THE REGIONAL BANKS

THAT C IT Y

KAMOIYOHI COUNTY BANK
L 0 THORPE

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JEreasurg Sk'partraetvt
106WU MO 29 Blue

T

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L E

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R

A

M

WILLOW RIVER Minn ja:
Wm (J jfcAdoo,Secretary Treasury

Washing ton, D.C.
Minneapolis is the natural market for products and the banking center
for the northwest and it is our desire that they be designated one
fef the regional rese ye banks
"




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WESTERM UNION
T E LE G R A M

Form 163

DEC 31 PM J 3 5

THEO. N»~ VAIL. PRESIDENT

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iiVED A T Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. A OL WP EANY S
1 3 C I/

WS 2 4

11 EX
WILMONT

M IN N DEC 31

13

SECY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE W IS H HEREBY TO SHOW PREFERENCE FOR M IN N E A P O L IS AS LO CATIO N
FOR R E G IO N A L BANK




FARMERS STATE BANK T A F A L G *T T E R C A S H IE R F I R S T N A T IO N A L
BANK L A SALSTOM C A S H IE R
12 8P M

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Form168

UNION

tsc css rd r* 5 4 3

A M

„

THEO. N*. VAIL. PRESIDENT

ED AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. ViSS.'™
A6 CH V £ ,1 3
WINUOM

1913 OEC

M INN OEC 3 0 13

SECY OF THE TREASURY
1 9 H

WASHINGTON OC
WE FAVOR THE DESIGNATION OF

M IN N EAPO LIS AS THE RESERVE

FOR T H IS D IS T R IC T




F IR S T NATIO NAL BANK

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gjepurlmmt
TELEGRAM

16WTJ MO 67 Blue
WIUDOM Minn Jan 5 1914
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D.C.
We believe the great northwest will be beat served by having a reg­
ional reserve bank established at Minneapolis as that city is the
distributing point for that part of the United States, Minneapolis
is the center of the grain, lumber, produce, agricultural implements
and other business.lt will be great to our interest to have this
done and w-esolicit that the committee give it due consideration




The Windom National -^ank
/

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12

bbpm

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! ^ evv?s ..v N I G H T L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
l -i {Ii.

INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SER V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TR AN SM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditionsriimiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the followintr Night Letter.
Errors can be (ruarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmisstbn or delivery of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any base beyond the sum of
H R y P rttoWr t t wttigh, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
xty days after the messSff«"i»-AU>d with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T LETTISH, an# is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
'H E O .

N . V A IL ,

PR E SID E N T

R e c e iv e d a t
F48CH RA 4 7 NL 4 EX

B E L V ID E R E

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

IQ 52
a.. D

WINNEBAGO MINN JAN 1 1914

c

SEGY TREASURY

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WASHINGTON DC
ON ACCOUNT OF ITS LOCATION

IN CENTER OF GREAT AGRICULTURAL

D IS T R IC T AND IT S PROMINENCE GRAIN
FLOUR LUMBER IMPLEMENT MANUFACTURING
\
AND NUMEROUS OTHER L IN E S OF BUSINESS WE WOULD FAVOR M INNEAPO LIS
LEGATION FOR REGIONAL BANK AND

AS

TRUST THAT THE DEPARTMENT W ILL

ESTABLISH ONE THERE




J

E RORMAN PR ES ID EN T F IR S T N ATL
81 8P

BANK

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T h e F ir s t Na t io n a l B a n k
E ST A B LIS H E D >054-

CAPITAL $ 2 25,000 — SURPLUS $275,000
Chajs.Ho rto n , PRBsmBNT
G . M . Y o t j m a n s s ,Vic:k P h is S T .— .JYVVl ] i o o T H , 2 ™ V j c e P r i s t .

W A J H A H L , C A S H IE K -----T H E O .H E C IC ,A S S T .C A S H X B It

WINONA, MINNKBOiSfiy*

3t

1914.

Horn W* H. MaAdoo,
Secretary of the treasury,
Washington, Dm C.
My Dear Sir*
This Bank favors Minneapolis,
Minneeota as the location for the National
Reserve Bank, for the northwest country, ow­
ing to the fact that Minneapolis seems to he
the center for the majority of the grain
business, lumber business* implement business,
and flour business of the Sorthwest, and we are
therefore very anxious to have Minneapolis named
as the Regional Reserve City* for this territory,
Trusting you will give this letter
due consideration, we are.

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£ vmsuv% ge^artmmit
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TELEGRAM

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Winona Minn Deo 30 1913
W G MoAdoo
Seoty Treasy ^ s h n DC
urge that Minneapolis be selected as reserve city of this
section of the country it s

location making it the logical reserve

center
The Merchants Rank of Winona




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EST
TEL

UNION
1913 DEC 31 PM 5
AM

Form 168

13

THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT

cm 6

Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C.

ALWAYS
OPEN

.a n s w e r e d

WINTHROP MINN. 31

1914

»HON SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

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WASHINGTON DC

“
*O R M
MINNEjypQL IS THE LOGICAL CITY OF THE GREAT; NORTHWEST IS
—

ENTITLED TO ONE OF* YOUR REGIONAL BANK




FARMERS .STATEJBANK*j,

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31

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7orm 168

UNION
TEL f i R A M 57/
THEO.

VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th ana Sts., Washington, O.C. AOLPWEANY S
IA M

j V 393 CH' 19
WINTHROP MI UN 31

\A / £ T O c r r s
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HOH SECRETARY OP THE TREASURY

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5
WASHINGTON DC

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MINNEAPOLIS THE COMMERCIAL AND AGRICULTURAL GATEWAY OF THE GREAT
, NORTHWEST SHOULD CERTAINLY HATE ONE OF THE-REGIONAL RESERVE BANKS
FIRST, N ATIO N AL'B ANK .




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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting1its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: N i g h t L etter^
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating: a message back
the sending: station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U n r e p e a t e d N i g h t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any ease beyond the sum of
^ifty D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ithin
ixty days after the message is flled with the.Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

HEO.

R

N.

V A IL ,

PRE SID ENT

B E L V ID E R E

BROOKS,

GENERAL

MANAGER

C1330H WH 63 N L

ec eiv ed a t

WINTHROP MINN JAN 3 1 9 1 4

HON W G MCADOO
WASHN DC
WE WOULD RESPECTFULLY

1914
REQUEST YOU

TO LOCATE ONE

REGIONAL RESERVE BANKS AT M INNEAPO LIS
T t’
EASINESS
Op i n i o n

BEEN THE CENTER FOR GRAIN
AS WELL AS A

MINNESOTA M INNEAPO LIS HAS FOR YEARS

LUMBER PRODUCE EMPLEMENTS AND OTHER

LARGE MANUFACTURING CENTER IN OUR

a r e g io n a l r e s e r v e

bank

w il l

SECTION
AND CONSIDER M'INNEAPO LIS THE
|

be n e e d e d

LO G ICAL

in

PLACE FOR SUCH

'N S T IT U T IO N VERY RESPECTFULLY




STATE BANK OF WINTHROP

605AM

t h is

AN

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NI0HT L E TTE R

F

1289 B

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SER V IC E T O A L L T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following N ig h t L e tte r.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending: station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
rjiismlssion or delivery of Unrepeated N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum ot
.f ift y D ollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing: within
sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

fH E O . N . VAIL, PRESIDENT

R e c e iv e d

B ELV IDER E BROOKS, GENERAL MANAGER

1169

at

F122CH FB 5 0 NL

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HON W IL LIA M G MCA000
SECY OF THE TREASURY WASHN DC
B E LIE V IN G THAT A FEDERAL RESERVE
B E N E FIT TO THE NORTHWEST WE
A BANK AND RECOMMEND THAT
THE LARGEST PER CENT OF

URGE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH
IT BE LOCATED AT M INNEAPO LIS

THE BUSINESS OF THE NORTHWEST

-NTERS AT M IN N EAPO LIS AND WE




BANK WOULO BE OF GREAT

CONSIDER IT THE PR ACTICAL LOCATION
WCJP^RTON STATE BANK
1154FM

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WEST
192
TEL.

Form 168

UNION
^

31 PM 8 29

THEO. N. VAIL. PR ESID ENT

A T Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C.

ALWAYS
OPEN

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WOOLAKE MINN DEU 31 1913
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SECY OF TREASURY

S; u
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WASHN DC
WE WO ULD APPRECIATE AND PREFER

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REGIONAL BANK LOCATED AT MI NNEAPOLIS

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THO M AS SAUER. VlCK-PRBSIOENT

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PETER

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Hen* W.G. McAdoo,
Secretary of Treasjtry,
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Dear Sxr:Regarding to placing the regional bank* we think M i n n e ^ o l i a
is entitled to one of the Regional Reserve Banks, as the principal part
of our business of banking, farm preducts and farro implements centers
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We request that, you designate that city as a loacation of one

of these banks*
V e r f truly yours,

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SE R V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditlons-limitine its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following N ig h t l e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeatm'ff-a-'iaegsat’ro back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U nrepeated N<jjht I n t e r s , sertttit-ceduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor In any case beyond the sum of
f i f t y D ollar s. at which, unless otherwise-stated below, this message ftfts been, valued by the sender thereof, nor in any ease where the claim is not presented In writing within
sixty days after the message is flled with the Comftan* ^r.traasfaa’s^Ofi?
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This is an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T L E T T E R , and ifddKv^rcd by-recjffiJst oftftesender, under the conditions named above.

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