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TELEGRAM

ADAIRVILLE Ky Jan 2 1914
Hon

W G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,
Washingtoi^D.C.

We respectfully request establishment of federal reserve bank
Louisville




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ADAIRYILLS Ky

Jan 5 1914

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Hon W G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,
Washing ton,D.C #
We heartily indorse Louisville application for regional reserve bank
It is the logical i& suex point from many considerations.




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WESTERW UNION

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DAY L E T T E R
T H E O . N. V A IL , P R E S ID E N T

^CEIVED AT
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ALBANY KY JAN 6 19 14

HON WM G MCA 0 0 0
SECY TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE URGE THE CLAIM OF

L O U IS V IL L E LOCATION FOR REGIONAL RESERVE

BANK FOR T H IS SECTION IT

WOULD BE GREATLY TO OUR

INTERESTS AS MERCHANTS NO C IT Y

HAS THE SAME ADVANTAGES AS

L O U IS V IL L E WHICH IS E L IG IB L E BECAUSE
VAST TIMBER AND COAL F IE L D S

OF IT S PRO XIM ITY TO THE

OF T H IS REGION IT S THE

HEART OF RICH AGRICULTURAL TERRITORY




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WE ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION

DILLON 4 SMITH
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Wm G McAdoo,
Washington D C
We favor Louisville as the location for a regional reserve bank for
this section. It would " e greatly to our interest as merchants also
b
to our large agricultural interests and it would serve this section
better than any of the other cities that are eligible. We ask
your consideration




M A Magruder and Co
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N IQ H T L E T T E R

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TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
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INCORPORATED

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

C AB LE SER V ICE T O A LL 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 b y the sender o f the follow in g 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 will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f IJ n r^ p e a te d Nlsrht L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y 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 within
sixty days after the mesKapre 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.

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

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B E L V ID E R E

C R O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

eceived at

306CXL

25 NL
ASHLAND KY JAN 7TH 1914

HON W M G MCADOO
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE F A C ­

ILITIES EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATION
HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




OGDEN HARDWARE CO
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NIGHT L E T T E R

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TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R PO RATED

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

C A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL 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 liab ility, which have 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 fo r errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum > f
F i f t y 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 ptgpented-iji w riting within
sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
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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 the conditions named above.
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B E L V I D E R E B R O O ttS f GENERAL MANAGER

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AUBURN KY JAN 7TH 1914

HON WM G M C A D O 0

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WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE AS THE
BANK FOR THIS SECTION IT

LOCATION FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE
WILL BE GREATLY TO OUR

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INTEREST AS MERCHANTS ALSO TO
IT WOULD SERVE THIS SECTION
THE CITIES THAT MAY BE




OUR LARGE AGRICULTURE INTEREST AND
BETTER THAN ANY OTHER OF

ELIGIBLE

WE ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION

J W MARTIN
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T H E O . N. V A IL , P R E S ID E N T

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AUBURN KY JA N 3 1 9 1 4

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WASHINGTON DC
WOULD ESTEEM I T FAVOR

I F YOU WOULD MAKE L O U I S V I L L E

FEDERAL

RESERVE BANK
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C A S H IE R G vV DA V ID S O N AND CO BANK
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BAGDAD Ky jan 6 1914

Hon Wm G MeAdoo,Seretary of Treasury,
Washingt on,D.C.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank, location convenient,
facilities, existing trade and banking relations and everything else
considered, Hope you will make the selection




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HON W G MCADOO
SECTY TREASY
WE VERY MUCH FAVOR L O U I S V I L L E




WA3HN DC
FOR R E G IO N A L BANK

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BARBOURVILLE KY JAN 8 1 9 1 4
HON WM G MCADOO
SECY OF THE TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING

RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELS

CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




T F FAULKNER AND CO
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TELEGRAM

BABBOUHV ILLS

K y Jan 7 1914

Hon W G McAdoo*Secretary Treasury,
Washington,D.C*
We trust that Louisville will be designated as one ©f the federal
reserve banks




By John A Black,President

1914

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TELEGRAM

x'Sa^detoma Ky Jany 3 1913
Hon W G McAdoo
Treasury ^ashn DO
We declare our preference for Louisville as a most suitable
desired location for a regional bank




Wilson and Muir
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UNION

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¥K G MCADOO
S3C Y TREASURY . WASHINGTON DC

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GRUrSBY AND CO




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Hon. William*G. McAdoo,
Sect, of treasury,
Washington,
c.
Dear Hr. McAdoo:
You know full well the value of the whiskey interest
in Kentucky and also know that it requires additional money for the
proper handling of this business anc we think that on careful consid­
l
eration you would remember this and help Louisville pet one of your
Regional Banks#
l e will appreciate your efforts to the whiskey interests by help­
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Thanking you in advance for whatever efforts you may put forth,
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BARLOW K T Jan 7 1914
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Hon W G McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington D C

We favor Louisville for Regional
Bank location Convenience
facilities existing there, banking relations and everything else
considered
jMainjrf.il.m l # , this selection*
ae.
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Barlow Com'l Club.




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THE TREASY
WASHN DC

WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL




MAKE T H IS SELECTION
BELLE POINT LUMBER CO
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SECY OF TREASY WASHN DC

WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S EX I S IT IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




A D A IR V ILLE TRADING CO
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Form 168

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secretary of Treasury Washington ,D.c.
we favor Louisville as the location for a regional reserve
bank for this section «It would be greatly to our
Interest ae merchants also to our large agricultural Interests and
it would serve this section better than any of the




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TELEGRAPH-CABLE

NIGHT

COMPA

LETTERGRAM

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 (I N C O R P O R A T E D ) T R A N S M I T S A N D D E LIV E R S T H IS N IG H T LE TT E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H t

C L A R E N C E H. M A C K A Y ,

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 OF T H IS B L A N K .

D e l i v e r y

REOEIVED AT

COMPETITIVE

INDEPENDENT

N u m b e r

PROGRESSIVE

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secy# Treasury# Washington» d»g»
we favor Louisville for regional reserve bank. location convenience
facilities existing trade and banking relations and everything else
considered* Hope you will make this selection*




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I0HT L E TTE R
TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O RA TED

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

C A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL 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 o f the follow in g 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 will not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F i f t y 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
sixty days after the message is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
This 13 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, tinder the conditions named above.

T H E O . N. V AIL,

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

PR E S ID E N T

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eceived at

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BENTON KY

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JAN 15 19 14

HON W ILLIA M 0 MCADOO
SECY
WE FAVOR

AND TRF.Ar>

L O U IS V IL L E ^ F O R REGIONAL

F A C IL IT IE S E X IS T IN G GOOD'AND BANKING
CONSIDERED.

HOPE YOU W IL L

WASHINGTON 00
RESERVE

BANK LOCATION

RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE

MAKE T H IS SELECTION
RYAN AND M ILLER

A N SW ERED
JAN 191914
FORM

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Form 259Q B

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DAY S E T T E R
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

RECEIVED AT
225C KE 41 BLUE

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BLOOMFIELD KY JANY 6

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1914

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WASHN DC

WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E AS THE

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LOCATION FOR A

BANK FOR T H IS SECTION AS I T
MERCHANTS AND THE INTEREST OF
BETTER THAN ANY OTHER E L IG IB L E




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REGIONAL RESERVE

W ILL SERVE OUR INTEREST AS
THE PEOPLE OF T H IS SECTION
C IT Y WE ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION
BROWN OFFUTT AND BROWN
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U N IT E D

J.W IT P T E ., P h e s ’ d e n t
H OT R
M .H G E , V -P
-O U H S
S ..m T O K C a s h i e r
.M A L C ?
ice

S TA TU S

J> K IN

resident

B . P . E U B A N K 7A s s t . C a s * h
G . D. S L E D G E ,

A s s t.

C as

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$ 4 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

C A P ITA L $ 125,000.00

SURPLUS:

B o w l in g G r e e n ,K y .

Ja n u a ry 2 ,

19X4,

Mr. W. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington,
D. C.
My dear Sir:*
Our neighbor city Louisville, Kentucky has made
application for Regional Keserve Bank.
It seems to us that it would be a splendid location
fox such bank, as it is the "gate-way" to the South and
a splendid commercial city.
We trust that you will be able to see your way clear
to so designate that city.




Yours respectfully,

, T A J{ Y

Potter-Matlock Trust Co.

The Am erican National Bank

A f f i l i a t e d w i t h A m e r i c a n N a t i o n a l B a n k of

B O W L I N G GREEN, K E N T U C K Y

A T T H E C L O S E O F B U S I N E S S D E C E M B E R 31. 1913

B O W L IN G G R E E N , KY.

RESOURCES

A t the Close of B usiness December 3 1 , 1 9 1 3

Loans an d Discounts.........................$ 91,722.90
Investment Loans for Estates.........
Real E state.........................................
Cash in Bank....................................

LIABILITIES

RESOU RCES
Loans and D iscou n ts.......................$536,792.32

Capital S t o c k .................................... $125,000.00

O v erd ra fts.........................................
U. S. B o n d s .......................................

none
139,500.00

S u rplu s................................................
Undivided P rofits.............................

Other B on d s.......................................
Banking H ou se........... ....................

16,000.00
25,000.00
1.00

Furniture and Foxtures....................

C ircu la tion .........................................

42,000.00
8,945.64
125,000.00

D e p o s its .............................................. 564,137.42

117,975.83
416.45
11,224.91

T o t a l...................................... $221,34009
L IA B IL IT IE S

Capital S t o c k .................................... $ 50,000.00
S u rp lu s...............................................
Undivided P r o fits .............................

7,000.00
2,056.51

Trust Deposits.................................... 142,284.58
Bills Payable............................. •••• J>0,000.00

Cash on hand and due
from b a n k s ..............$141,539.74
Due from U.S.Treasury
6,250.00

Total
$147,789.74
$865,083.06

$865,083.06

.................................... $221734009

The above statement is correct.
JULIAN W . P O T T E R ,
Secretary and Treasurer

The above statement is correct.
S. M. M A T L O C K , Casheir

Subscribed and sworn to before me by Julian

Sworn to before me by S. M. Matlock, this the 1st day o f January, 1914.
G. D. SLEDGE, N. P., W . Co. Ky’
My Commission expires Jan. 26, 1914.

W . Potter, this January 1st, 1914.
B. P. EUBANK, N. P., W . Co., Ky.

“ First of all G O O D H E A T H ?
Then too, some W E A L T H ,



Good Friends and True,
Is O U R wish to Y O U .”

My Commission Expires Feb. 1914
Combined D ep osits.......................$ 706,422.00
Combined A ssets........................... 1,086,423.15

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STATEMENT OF

S T A T E M E N T OF

(Ltie

BOWLING GREEN, KY.
O F F IC E R S
J. W H I T P O T T E R .... .............................................. PRESIDENT
D'R : j ; ’w . f o R
v ic e presi d en t
E U C L I D H A R D C A S T L E .............................. V i c e P r e s i d e n t
J U L I A N W . P O T T E R ...............S e c r e t a r y a n d T r e a s u r e r
D IR E C TO R S
J. W H IT P O T T E R
DR. J . L. N E E L
DR. J O E W . F O R D
W. H. R A B O L D
F. P. H A Y S

S.
M.
W.
E.
A.

M, M A T L O C K
O, H U G H E S
L. M c N E A L
HARDCASTLE
T. M C C O R M A C K

A m e ric a n

N a tio n a l

Sank
BOWLING GREEN, KY.
C apital....................................................$125,000.00
Stockholders’ Responsibility ............

125,000.00

Surplus and Profits...............5 0,($ 0 .00
W e ask for your business on our record. In
less than five years we have handled more than
a million and a quarter dollars of securities.
W e have on our books nearly one hundred
and fifty Trust Estates, yet we have never lost
one cent for a customer or an estate.
W H E N Y O U DIE some one must adminis­
ter on your Estate. Let us be that one. W e
have had broad experience and can take care
of your loved ones’ property without loss.
M A K E Y O U R W IL L T O D A Y . W e will
write it for you and keep it in our vaults without
charge.

P otter-M atlo ck T ru st Co,

O F F IC E R S

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J. W H I T P O T T E R . ..................................................P r e s i d e n t
M. O. H U G H E S ............ ........................... ...... V ic e P r e s i d e n t
S. M. M A T L O C K ......................................................... CASHIER
B. P. E U B A N K . ........................................A s s i s t a n t C a s h i e r
G. D. S L E D G E . . ........................................
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D IR EC TO R S
M. O. H U G H E S
J A M E S C. S I M S
ADOLPH BLOCH
F. P. H A Y S

J. W H IT P O T T E R
S. M. M A T L O C K
J. R. P A T T E R S O N

STATEMENT DEC. 31, 1913

R EA L E S TA TE M O R TG AG E BONDS FOR S A LE
M O N EY T O LO A N ON IM P RO V ED R EA L E S T A T E




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We greatly favor Louisville "The gateway to the South,” for regional
reserve bank location, convenience, facilities existing trade Ranking
relations and everything else considered.Hope you will make this
selection
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'T E R

THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

DECEIVED AT
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BOWLING-GREEN KY JAN 6TH 1 9 1 4

HON WM G MC-ADOO
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK
F A C IL IT IE S

LQCAT#ON CONVENIENCE

E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

CONSIDERED HOPE Y#U W ILL MAKE T H IS S E L E C T IfN




G S HOLLINGSWORTH AND CO
HARDWARE MERCHANTS

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

DECEIVED AT
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52C CP 2 5 BLUE

AM 11 II

BOWLINGGREEN KY JANY 7 1 9 1 4
HON WM G MCADOO
SECTY OF TREASY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED

HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




WARREN COUNTY HARDWARE

CO
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Form 2289 B

NIQHT L E T T E R

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

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

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

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V 7 .I I S messages only on conditions lim iting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the follow ing’ N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded aqrainst only by ro-v'atinpr 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 c p e a t e d N !:rh t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F i f t y 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 D ot presantad in w riting within
s ix t y days after the message is (lied w ith the Company for transmission.
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SECY WASHINGTON DC

WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE AS THE LOCATION CF RESERVE BANK
THIS SECTION IT WOULD BE

FOR

GREATLY TO OUR INTEREST IS

MERCHANTS ALSO TO OUR LARGE AGRICULTURE INTEREST AND IT WOULD
-SfRVE THIS SECTION THAN

ANY OF THE OTHER CITIES THAT ARE

ELIGIBLE WE ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION




AN SW ERED !

FULLER GROSS AND CO
S.C.GROSS PRESIDENT

1149P

JAM 1 2 1914
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CALVERT Ky Jan 7 1914

Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary ©f Treasury,
Washington,B.C.
I favor Louisville for regional reserve bank, location existing
banking facilities and of the future trade will demand Louisville,
Hope you will select Louisville




Lee Gox
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CAMPBELL8VILLE KY JAN 6 19 14

HON WM G MCADOO
SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION
CONSIDERED HOPEYOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




THE BUCHANAN LYON CO
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Uaneyville Ky

s,cRr«Y
10 SECRET*

Hon Wm G MeAdoo

O T ET E S R
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We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenient
Waskn DO

facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything
else considered feope you will make tlais selection
H Willi* Sons
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TELEGRAM

62WU MO 13
CATTLITTSBURG Ky Jan 5.1914
T rr r

Hon-

Wm Q

McAdoo,Secretary

of Treasury,
W a s h in g t o n ,!). C*

Louisville Ky, the ideal location of the regional reserve ”
bank for
this region




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RECEIVED AT
5*6 W 25 BLUE
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CAVE C IT Y KY JAN 6TH 1 9 1 4
ON WM G MC-ADOO
SECY OF THE TREAS WASHN DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL
F A IC IL IT IE S

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

EXTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS

CONSIDERED HOPE




AND EVERYTHING ELSE

YOU W IL L MAKE T H IS SELCTION
DUKE AND FARRIS
1117AM

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

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1914 J N 7 P 3
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CAVECITY KY

17

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HON WM G MCADOO
WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
F A M L I T I E 8 EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




C Y WHITE AND CO
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C entral C ity W ater C ompany
INCORPORATED

GENERAL OFFICE

C ENTRA L C ITY

January 16, 1914

KENTUCKY

.......W-

Hon. William G. McAdoo,

L.

Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:
Referring to the matter of a BTegional Reserve
Bank for this section, we respectfully/suggest the
metropolis of our State, Louisville, ly., as a location
for same.

We 'believe such a location of a Regional

Bank would be to our interest, and that Louisville
would better serve this section than any of the other
eligible cities.
Yours truly,

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T . C O LBM A N D U “ O N T

S . A . YO RKS
V IC * r a i S I D I N T AND T R M S U i l R

JN O * »

Quotations subject to change w ithout notice.

COAL IN OAR LOAD8 SOLO A T MINE WEIGHTS
ON A CCO U N T O F BEING SHIPPED IN OPEN OARS
NO ALLOWANCE WILL B E MADE FOR SHORTAGE
IN TR ANSIT.

Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, B.C.
Dear Sir:
Referring to the matter of a &6gional Reserve
Bank for this section, we respectfully/suggest the
metropolis of our State, Louisville, £y., as a location
for same.

We believe such a location of a Regional

Reserve Bank would be to the interest of our Company
as merchants and producers of coal.

We also believe

that Louisville would serve this section better than
any of the other eligible cities.




M cK L H IN N Y ^
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Respectfully,
CENTRAL Cm^^IROBf CO. ,

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110

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Hon f G VcAdoo,
Washington, 2>*C.
•» understand Louisvillef Ky* Mas made application f tr regional
f
reserve bank# It is geographically and commercially a most suitable
location and appeals to us as southerners




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1914
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MAIN JELLICO MOUNTAIN COAL COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TE D

c e n t r a l city

T. C . Du

PONT

kentucky

January 16, 1914

P r e sid e n t

J. H. BARKER

VICE PRESIDENT
IN CHARGE OF MINES AT KENSEE, KY.

S.

A.

YORKS

S e c r e t a r y -T r e a s u r e r

f\ ^ S '
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Hon. William G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D.C,
Dear Sir:

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Referring to the matter of a Regional Reserve
Bank for this section, we respectfully suggest the
metropolis of our State, Louisville, Ky,$ as a location
for same.

We believe such a location of a Regional

Reserve Bank would be to our interest as merchants and
producers of coal.

We also believe that Louisville

would better serve this section than any of the other
eligible cities.
Respectfully,
MAIN JIlLiljZp^’
lW. COAL CO.,
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COLEM AN DU “ O N T
V IC E

P R E S ID E D

M C E L H IN N Y
ETARY

P R E S ID E N T A N D T R E A S U R E R

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MI N E

Q u o t a t io n s s u b je c t to c h a n g e s w it h o u t n o tic e .

WEIGHTS

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January 16, 1914

/'

Hon. William G, McAdoo,
/

Secretary of the Treasury,

V

Washington, D. C
.
Dear Sir:
Referring to the matter of a Regional Reserve
Bank for this section, we respectfully suggest the
metropolis of our State, Louisville, Ky^ as a location
for same.

We believe such a location of a Regional

Reserve Bank would be to our interest as merchants and
producers of coal.

We also believe that Louisville

would serve this section better than any of the other
eligible cities.
Respectfully,
MCHENRY lCO£L t(
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C O M M U N IC A TIO N S

TO

THE

COMPANY.

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UNION
'T E R

THEO. N. VAIL, P RESID EN T

RECEIVED AT

231R& KR

2 5 BLUE
CENTRAL C IT Y KY JAN 6TY 1 9 1 4

HON W ILINM

G MCADOO
SECY OF TREASY

WE FAVOR'

L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

F A C IL IT IE S

E X IS T IN G TRADE AND

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
BANKING

ELSE CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE




WALLACE

WASHINGTON DC

T H IS

RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING
SELECTION

HARDWARE CO
5 43PM

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B A IV K

OF CERULEAN
INCORPORATED

OFFICERS:

DIRECTORS:

DR. J. G. WHITE. President
W. R. TURNER, Vice-President
GEO. S. GAINES, Cashier

DR. J. G. WHITE,
ELIJAH LADD,
GEO. S. GAINES,
R. P. TURNEY,
W. R. TURNER,
G. A. IIANKLEY
B. P. MITCHELL.

H®n Wm G Me Ado© ’
Secretary of the Treasury .
Washington
Dear Sir:
We heartily favor Louis ville^Ky^ as one point or city
for a REGIONAL RESERVE




B ' K. for
An

UNITED STATES.
Very Truly .

this section of the

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W E S T E R UNION

Forn? °'S9 B

DAY M T T E R
T H E O . N. V A IL , P R E S ID E N T

DECEIVED AT

656
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1914 JAN 9

KE 2 5 BLUE
CHAPLIN KY JANY 9

1914

HON WM G MCADOO
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION
CHAPLIN MER CO „
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J. B. MITCHELresident

C. J. HAMMACK, Vice-President
MRS. C. E. HEARIN, AssL Cashier

C. E. HEARIN,iier

No. 8943

The Farmers National Bank
United States Depository

Clay, Webster County, Ky.

Jan.23rd.1914*
Reserve Bank Organktion,
Washington,D.C.
Gentlemen;You wilblease find ennclosed Resolutions of Acceptance
of the T?ew Banking lw Act. It is with pleasure the we have the
opportunity of joimg an organization in which we have great
confidence in it boig a blessing to our country.
We are especially axious of having one of our great reserve hanks
located
There many reasons why I feel that this
should be given mucfconsideration by the organization committee,
and we feel assured hat after due investigation and consideration
that you will be so mpressed whith the many good features that
Louisville possess tat you will be impressed to establish in
that City one of theftegional Banks of which I assure the grand
old state would apprciate. With best wished for the continued
progress in the grea bnking pirole,! am,
Very TruIvYaiJ?’
s,



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NIGHT L E T T E R
TH E 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 ER IC A

C AB LE S E R V ’CE 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 liability, which nave 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 tlie Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tiu. nou n t paid for transm ission; nor in any ease beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender jliereoi. -ior in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
sixty 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 by request o f the sender, under ! le conditions nainod above,

’r HEO. N.

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eceived at

275C RA 50 NL 1 E X .
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COLUMBIA KY JAN 2 1 9 1 4

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W G MCADOO
SECY OF TRE ASV WASHINGTON DC
F I R S T N A T I O N A L BANK OF CO LUM BI A D E S I R E S L O U I S V I L L E

KENTUCKY TO BE

L O C A T I O N FOR FEDERAL RESERVE BANK THE M A IN B U S I N E S S CONNECT I ON "OF
T H I S BANK I S AT L O U I S V I L L E

IT

I S ALSO THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF T H I S

S E C T IO N OF THE STATE A L L M A I L TO AND FROM O U T S ID E OF STATE HAS I T
THROUGH L O U I S V I L L E
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E.H.HUG HES 1
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CASHIER

1202A

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UNION

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

D e c e iv e d a t
209 C KE 25 BLUE
COLUMBIA KY JANY.6
HON

1914

WM G MCADOO
SECY OF TREASY

WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL

WASHN DC
RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

FACILITIES EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




THE

JEFFRIES HARDWARE
STORE
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Uorbin Ky jan 3 1914

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Hon W G MeAdoo Secty greasy

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We hope you can see your way clear to establish a

reserve ■bank in Louisville Ky




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KANSAS

"Y, M O .

C O V I N G T O N , KY .

JACKSONVILLE

FLA.

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125-27 FORSYTHE S .
T

J A C K S O N V IL L E , F L A .

Eon.
Wm•G .
MeAdo o
Sec’ of Treasury,
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Washington, I . €.,
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Dear Sir:-

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In the matter of the consideration of places for
the location of the Regional Banks, we would like to state
that in our opinion 110 better place for the middle west and
South could he selected than Louisville, Ky.

The imiense

collections of Internal Revenue on whiskey and tobacco in
this city, makes it an important fact to the Government.
Furthermore, it is the gateway through which a very large
volume of trade goes to the South and the business association
between Louisville and the South has always been very close, and
Louisville understands the needs of the South. Furthermore,
Louisville is located very close to the center of population
of this country, and for these reasons, and several others
that cpuld be mentioned, we feel that Louisville, Ky. would be
one of ithe best places that could be selected and we hope you




Very truly yours,
The Crigler & Crigler Oo

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WESTEHjM UNION
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RECEIVED AT

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ALW AYS
OPEN

64C KE}5
CROFTON

KY JANY

7

HON WM G MCADOO
WASHN DC
WE FAVOR

L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVEINENT

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE J H I S SELECTION




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85
9
DAY ™ T E R

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

PECEIVED AT
208C KE 24 BLUB
DANIEL BOONE KY JANY 6 VIA MAD ISONVILLE

1914

HON WM G MCADOO
SECY TREASY
WASHN DC
WE HOPE YOU WILL SELECT

LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

LOCATION FACILITIES EX ISITING TRADE AND EVERYTHING CONSIDERED WE
BELIEVE IT IS A LOGICAL




POINT
STERLING COAL CO INC
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2 1914

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W G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,
W a B h in g to n ,D .C .

Our section heartily in favor of Louisville for regional reserve ^
bank




Boule Bank and Trust Co
S H Hiehols, Cashier

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NIGHT L E T T E R

39 B

TH 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 AB LE SERVICE T O A LL 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, whieh-have been assented to by the sender o f the following- N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can bo 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 U u r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e tte r s , 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 ollars* at which, uuless Otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by tho sender thereof, nor i.n any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within
sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U K R E F E ATE|> N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions namotl above.

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

Received at’
.

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L MANAGER

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DANVILLE KY DEC 27-13
SECTY UNITED STATES TREASURY
WASHN DC
WE ARE ADVISED THAT LOUISVILLE

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lift.

AND CINCINNATI ARE BOTH ASPIRANTS

FOR THE LOCATION OF A. REGIONAL RESERVE BANK THE TERRITORY
IN WHICH THESE CITIES ARE
JUDGMENT TO SUCH A BANK

LOCATED IS ENTITLED IN OUR
AS LOYAL KENTUCKIANS WE FAVOR

LOUISVILLE FIRST CINCINNATI SECOND
OF BOTH WILL R E C EIVED FULL

AND TRUST THAT THE CLAIM

AND CAREFUL CONSIDERATION FROM YOUR

DEPARTMENT




CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
DANVILLE KY

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WESTERN UNION

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HON W ILLIAM G MCAD00
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FCR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCES

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING
HOPE YOU WILL MAKE T H IS

SELECTION IN SO DOING FEEL SURE YOU W ILL

RENDER A GREATER SERVICE TO




RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING CONSIDERED

A LARGER MORE APPR EC IA TIVE PERSONS

CHESNUT SALTER HDW CO

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WESTERM UNION
day Se t t e r

For" 3589 B

THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

RECEIVED AT

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DANVILLE KY JAN 6TH 1 9 1 4

HON W ILLIAM G MC-ADOO
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
F ACILITIES EXISTING TRADc ANO BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
C ONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




B J DURHAM
120PM

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Tx m s u r % IJepartm ettl
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TEL EI QR AM

3P0 MO 25
DAWSOH SPRINGS Ky Jan 9 1914
Hon Wm G MeAdoo,care Treasury,
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Washingt on ,D.G.

We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenience
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered. Hope you will make this selection




Bishop and Hayes
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TELEGRAM

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26 via Greenville Ky

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AN5W
EEP0Y Ky Jan 7 191|4
Hen Wm G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,

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ORM

Washington,B, C •
We hope you will select Louisville as a location for regional reserve
bank believing that existing trade location and convenience will
justify you in doing so




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^xmsxxxv^

-O epartm etit

TELEGRAM

15P0 MO 27
DIXON Ky Tan 10 1
Hon W G McAdoo,
Washington,D.C.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location, convenience
facilities existing trade and banking relations and everything else
considered. Hope you will decide to make this selection




Jackson Hardware and Grocery Go
222pm

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WESTERN UNION
DAY

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HON WM G MCADOO SECY OF THE TREASY
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WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK CONVENIENCE F A C I L I T I E S
E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE CONSIDERED
HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




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OFFICE O PRIVATE SLUKtlARY
F

tO SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary of the Treasury,
Washing!, on ,D. C
.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank convenience facilitie
existing trade and banking relations and everything else considered
Hope you w ill make this selection




W W Bridges

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2289 B

IQHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O RA TED

25,tk>0

FICES IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A I ia fc llT S
D E L I V E R S messages 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 .
Errors can be n a r d e \ against nfc'f by repeating: a message back to the sending: station fo r comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays in
transmission or d e l v v y o f^ W n r e p e ft e d N lg rh ^ L e tte rg ; sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at m c h , unMss otbpfrwise st^tfn^eRniL this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any ease where the claim is not presented in writing: within
sixty days after the AAsatre iylM i^rwith tlM^oinpany fjjr transmission.
This is an I W R q f D A 'l f l D N IG H B slL E T T E It, a^d is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

B E LV ID E R E B R O O KS, GENERAL MANAGER

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HON W G MCADOO
SECY O f TREASURY WASHN DC
OUT: S E L E C T I O N I S A LARGE

C A TT LE AND MULE CENTER THE

BANKS Or L O U I S V I L L E UNDERSTAND OUR
LO U IS V ILLE K IL L

BE SE LE CT ED AS

.

NEEDS AND V/E HOPE THA T

THE L O C A T I O N 0 t r ONE OF

THE RE G IO N A L RESERVE BANKS




F I RST HA R D I N N A T I O N A L BANK
A N S W

1ZABETHTCWN KY BY W C MONTGOMERY

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AOV

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TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN COR PO RATED

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

CABLE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

ThiB 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 b y the sender o f the following: N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating1a 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 I J n r e p e a te d N lffh t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y 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
sixty iliiys after the message is tiled 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.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P RESIDENT

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B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

1369

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B E L V ID E R E

NL
ELIZABETHTOWN KY UAN 7TH 1914

W M G MCADOO
WASHINGTON DC
HON SECRETARY OF TREASURY WE

FAVOR LOUISVILLE AS THE LOCATION

FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

FOR THIS SECTION IT WOULD

BE GREATLY TO OUR INTEREST

AS MERCHANTS ALSO TO OUR

LARGE AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND
SECTION BETTER THAN AMY OF




IT WOULD SERVE THIS

THE OTHER CITIES THAT ARE

GEORGE W RIHN
1254AM JAN 8TH

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t e e i l e i g r a m

12WU MO 52

Blue

4 ex
ELKTOU Ky jan 5 1914

Hon William G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,
Washington,D.C,
Mr SecretaryrWe favor Louisville as the very best location for a
regional reserve bank for this section. It would be greatly to
our interest and would serve this section of the country far better
than any of the o t i i s r r a r e eligible.• ask your consid­
We
eration
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TELEGRAM

Ella ton Ky Jan d 191#
Hon W G McAdoo
Sooty Treasury Washn DC
We earnestly desire t ie location of the regional bank at „
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Louisville Ky




Bank of lllaton

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WESTERM UNION

"irm 2589 B

DAY
T H E O . N. V A IL , P R E S ID E N T

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1914 JAM 7

ELYS KY JAN 7 1 9 1 4

PM

4 02

HON W G MCAD00
SECY OF TREASURY
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

WASHINGTON DC
RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C IL IT IE S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE




RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE

T H IS SELECTION

NEW HUGHES JELLJ^CO COAL CO

R N CORNETT GEN MGR
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Form 2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

TERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY

THE

IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,00

CAB LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

IC E S IN AM ERIC A

This Company T R A N S M B T S jim l D E L I V E R S messages 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 .
Errora can be guarded
only bj#*w peat irig- a messag-e 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.'v ^ r c -D o a te A l^ flg h t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission: nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at w h i e l i , o t h e r - ^ f e stated below, this messag-e has been valued by the Bender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in wrltiner within
Sixty days alter the inessafre is filed wUffi the Company for transmission.
This is an U N I! W 'l l l T E D IsjbCH T L E ’- T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions n&mod above.

TH EO . N

B E L V I D E R E C R O O K S , G ENERAL MANAGER

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XF/T/a AY MCADCOO
WASHINGTON DC
O'JR PREFERENCE FOR A REGIONAL
Afit) HOPE THAT HER CENTRAL

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LOCATION LARGE REVENUE PAYMENTS AND

A B IL IT Y TO SERVE THE SOUTHERN
INTO CONSIDERATION BY YOU ALL
W ILL APPRECIATE HAVING A FIGHT




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FOR T H IS SECTION IS LO IM S V IL LE

TERRITORY QUICKLY WILL BE TAKEN
KENTUCKY AND ADJOINING SOUTHERN STATES
SOUTH OF THE OHIO

JOHN A CRABB
CASHIER
505AM

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WESTERN UNION
26
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1914 JAN 6

THEO. N. VAIL. P R E SID EN T

Form 168

A\ 11.52
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r e c e i v e d AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. AOLPWEANY S
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FAIRFIELD KY 6
HON WM G MCADOO
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KINDLY CONSIDER LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK AS
LOUISVILLE'REPRESENTS A LARGE TERRITORY .




■NEWTON PITT.

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OFFICE OF PRIVATE SECRETARY”
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Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary Treasu'r^V’ a

19 14

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Washington,B.C.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank, location convenient,
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered.Hope you will make this selection




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TELEGRAPH-C ABLE

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COMP

LETTERGRAM

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 I T S A N D D E L IV E R S T H I S N IG H T LE TT E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H E

CLARENCE

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 .
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secy. Treawrry, Washington, n.0.
Would appreciate very nueh your eeleotlng I^wisville, Ky. , u i
location for one of the regional banks fjom t e fact that
fa
it ia ao a-anteallr looatal far tbe taking oare
of one of the largect tobaeoo districts la the world,
and

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many meroftaata pXaagBapnalaer Louisville.




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LEAF TOBACCO

Franklin, Ky. J8.H J 3^ ^ 9 -X 9 1 4
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Eon. W. G. McAaoo,
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Secretary of the Treasury,
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Washington, D.G.
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Beer Sir:-**

The Franklin Tobacco Board of T m de desires to heartily
endorse the application o l Louisville, Kentucky for location of Regional
f
Reserve Bank, The tobacco business,as well^ as many others, is seriously
hampered at times by the inadequecy of the local banks to furnish funds
with ■which to move the crop end we have known of instances where liberal
buyers have been forced out of the market on account of having used up
their allotment of funds, leaving only one or two large buyers in the field
which causted prices to badly slump greatly to the detriment of the welfare ;
end prosperity of the grower.
We believe Louisville and surrounding territory really
needs the establishment of such a bank as much or more than any section
of our country and respectfully urge that you give serious consideration
to their application.




f s r y > truly,
our
Committee.

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13PO MO 25
TELEGRAM

FRANKLIN Ky Jan 9 1914
Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,
Washington,D.C.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location, convenience,
facilities existing trade and baling relation and everything else
considered. Hope you will make this selection
Temperance Mercantile Co
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UNION

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1914 JAN 6

FRANKFORT KY JAN 6 1 9 1 4

PM 2

HON m A MCAD00
SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
L O U IS V IL L E IS OUR DEAL AND
BANK W ILL BE GRATEFUL IF




LOGICAL LOCATION FOR REGIONAL REVENUE
YOU MAKE T H IS SELECTION

CAPTTOL LUMBER & MFG CO
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Form 2138

U E

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPAN.
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O FFIC ES IN AM ERICA.

CAB LE SERVICE 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 lim iting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the fo llo w in g message.
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 fo r errors o r delays in trans­
mission or delivery o f U n r e p e a t e d M e ssa g e s, beyond the amount o f tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum o f F i f t y 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 riting within sixty days after the message is filed w ith the Company fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D M E S S A G E , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

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

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B E LV ID E R E B R O O KS, GENERAL MANAGER

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WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E AS THE LOCATION FOR A REGIONAL REVENUE BANK
FOR T H IS SECTION I T WOULD BE GREATLY TO OUR INTEREST AS MERCHANTS
AND FARMERS FOP L O U IS V IL L E

TO THE GATEWAY TO TH': NORTH AND SOUTH

AND THAT IS WHY I T WOULD SERVE T H IS SECTION

BETTER T H V AVY OTKEP

C I T I E S THAT ARE E L IB IB L E WE ASK YOUP CONSIDERATION




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Hon*secretary of f h e treasury#

Washington ,DC»
We favor Louisville as the lecatlen £*r a regional reserve
ba»k for this section it mild be greatly to tho interest of
our merchants as veil as car large agricultural interests and

it would serve this section better than any of the
ether cities that are eligible* We respectfully ask yew consider­

ation*




w. s.Tanner and sen* lo:sSp*

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Co m m o n w e a l t h of Ken tu ck y
E X E C U T I V E

Fr
J a m e s

B. Me C r

e a k y

D E P A R T M E N T

a n k f o r t

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G o v e r n o r

February 2, 19 1 ^.

The Honorable Secretary of the Treasury,
The Honorable Secretary of Agriculture,
The Honorable Comptroller of the Currency,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:-

/

I unite with the citizens of Louisville andj&f
the State of Kentucky in recommending that Louisvill# be
selected for the location of one of the RegionalTOierve
banks provided for under the Currency Law which recently
passed both houses of Congress and was approved by the
President.
The basic principle of the Currency Law is to
get reserve funds quickly in circulation when necessary,
without lessening the safety of any bank, and to provide
a place to which local banks may rush in crises and get
cash for the "prime commercial paper" they hold in their
vaults.
This is to be accomplished through a chain of
Regional Reserve banks in which all banks will deposit a
stated part of the money they are required to hold as
reserves.
I believe Louisville, Kentucky, is the best place
in the South for a Regional bank.
With a population of
about 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 , with its immense business in tobacco, cotton,
coal, corn, wheat and other products, with its safe and
splendid business men, Louisville has all of the attrac­
tions I can think of necessary for a Regional Reserve bank.




I very heartily recommend that Louisville be

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one

F ebruary 5 th , 19X4*

S ir s
In the absen ce o f the O rg a n isa tio n Cobhm it te a , which is now engaged in h o ld in g h e a rin g s
in the v e s t on th e s u b je c t o f where F e d e ra l Re­
s e r v e Banks shou ld be e s t a b lis h e d and the d i s t r i c t s
t o be sa rv ed by such b an ks, 1 have the hon or t o
acknow ledge the r e c e i p t o f you r fa v o r o f F ebruary

2nd and to a d v is e t h a t I s h a l l ta k e p le a s u re in
e a l l i n g same t o the C om m ittee's a t t e n t io n upon
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R e s p e c t f u l ly ,

S e cre ta ry ,
R esorva Bank Organisation Committee*
H onorable Janes B* Us C rea ry ,
G overnor o f K entucky,
F r a n k fo r t , K entucky.




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Jan 2 1913

IForrTV

Eon W S MoAdoo,
Sec'y of the Treasury,
Wash'n D C
Respectfully urge the appointment of louj^ille for Regional
Bank.




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By H F Lindsey Cashier.

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HON W G MCADOO
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE KY AS




LOCATION FOR FEDERAL RESERVE

PEOPLES STATE BANK FRANKFORT KY

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Louisville has made application for a Regional Beserve Bank
Wo wish t® express our preference for that city.




State Hat'1 Bank*

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N96I67

CAPITAL. & SURPLUS f 100,000.00.
W . W . M O R R I S , Pr e s i d e n t .
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have one of the Regional Banks located in the Oity of Louisv .
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for many years the Louisville bankers have been serving a
large territory,and are necessarily very familiar with the needs
and wants of the bankers doing business in their territory.
They are especially familiar with the needs of the bankers in
the Tobacco producing sections of this state and the sate of Tenn.
Y e fully believe that a Begionsl Bank located in that Oity
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would serve a large territory as well as one located in any other
Oity in the nation,and we beg to urge upon your Committee the
importance of locating one there.
Trusting that you will give this matter your careful consideration,we beg to remain,




Yours very tn

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I b i s C o m p a n y T R A N S M I T S a n d D E L I V E R S m e s s a g e s o n l y o n c o n d i t i o n s l i m i t i n g its l i a b i l i t y , w h ic h h a v e b e e n a s s e n t e d t o b y t h e s e n d e r o f t h e f o l l o w i n g ' N ig h t L e t t e r .
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LOCATION FOR R~G10NAL BANK BY

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Hon William G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,
Washington D C
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenience
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered Hope you will make this selection
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Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,

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THE MEMBERS OF OUR BANK BOARD WOULD R E S E N T F U L L Y ASK YOU TO
EARNESTLY CONSIDER LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY AS ONE OF THE ADVANTAGEOUS POINT
FOR A REGIONAL FEDERAL RESERVE BANK




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W G MCADOO
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MERCHANTS ALSO TO.OUR LARGE
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FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK FOR

AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND SERVE T H IS
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GLEKDEAN Ky Jan 8 1914
Hon Wm G McAdoofSecretary of Treasury,
Wash ingt on, ,C.
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We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank, location convenience,
facilities existing trade and banking relations and everything else
considered hope you will make this selection




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Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, B;C#
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location, convenience, facilities, existing trade and
franking relation and everything else considered* Hope,
you will make this selection.
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SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

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EXISTDNG TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERY THING
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facilities existing

trade and banking relations and everything else

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Doc ember 2 th, 1913.
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this section better than any other city possibly
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C O NS ID E RE D HOPE YOU W I L L MAKE T H I S




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WE HOPE I T W I L L SO

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WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU
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GIVE DUE CONSIDERATION TO A l1?

RESERVE BANK
FARMERS 4 MERCHANTS BANK
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Iioulsville Kentucky be designated by

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bank cities*




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INCORPORATED

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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
ansmlsslon or delivery of Unrepeated N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sura equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
i i f t y D ollars, at which, unless otherw lse 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 niessage is tiled with the Company tor transmission.
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It would be a great deal more convenient t© this bank and we believe
to most of the banks in this region for a regional bank to be located
at Louisville, Ky




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W. R. W H E ELE R ,

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PER. P b e s t .
C. H. BLEICH , S e c r e t a r y .

F i r s t V ic e

H a p k tn s tr ille B u s i n e s s

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IN C O R P O R A T E D

DIRECTORS:
JN O . H. B E LL
D. D. C A Y C E
G E O . D. D A L T O N
H E N R Y M. F R A N K E L
G E O . E. G A R Y
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J . C. J O H N S O N
H. A. K EA C H
J. J. M E T C A L F E
J . D. M c G O W A N
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H O P K IN S V IL L E ,

KY. l/l5/l4*

Hon. Wm. HoAdoo, Chairman,

Washington, D. C*
Dear Sirt~
Encloaid find copy of resolutions adopted b y
the Hopkinsvime Business Men*s Association> in regard
to the establishment of a Federal Reserve Bank at Louis­
ville, Ky*
Our Association

feel that the prestige and
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Verty truly yours,
a is w e k e d

JAN 211914

Hopkinsville Business Men’s Ass'n*
Per

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35,000 POPULATION FOR 1920.

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P e n ’s
IN C O R P O R A T E D

IN R E P L Y IN G R E F E R T O O U R F I L E

H O P K IN S V IL L E , K Y -

WHER73AS; At an open meeting of the Hopkinsville
Business Men’s Association, of Hopkinsville, Ky., held Fri­
day night January 9th, 1914, it was called to the attention of
said Association that an effort is being made in this State
and adjoining States to obtain a Federal Kegional Reserve
Bank, at Louisville, Ky., the following Resolution was enthus­
iastically and unanimously adopted, to wit;RESOLVBD; That, it is the opinion and judgement of
this Association that Louisville, Ky., is a more logical and
feasible location for a Regional Reserve Bank, than that of
any city in this section of the country, for the following
reasons
FIRST;It is the acknowledged and accepted leading
commercial city which transacts the business for and with the
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central or middle S6U £ f r t Statfcs.
SECOND; Louisville is truly, essentially and purely
a Southern City; its bankers and business interests transacting
business principally with the States South of it, and there is
a common and community interest and understanding existing be­
tween said city and the larger cities and communities to the
South,
This Association firmly believes that the bankers and
business interests will more willingly and enthusiastically
enter into relations with a Regional Reserve Bank located in
satid city, than if in some Northern city, or city remote from
the interests of the territory to be served.
THIRD; A great portion of Ohio and Indiana can be
served advantageously by a Re^ionan Reserve Bank located in
Louisville, as well as the Southern territory tributary thereto.
FOURTH; Kentucky and Tennessee with their unlimited
re sources in coal, iron and timber lands constitute a rich field
fc r development and a Regional bank in Louisville would mean a
gr eat step in the development of this region of the country.
FIFTH;Kentucky and Tennessee produce almost 50% of
e Tobacco grown in the United States, and Kentucky alone,
pr oduces one eighth of the entire World’s Tobacco Crop. This
cr op together with its Whiskey industries and other A g r i c u l t u r a l
pr oducts and the large Manufacturing interests, almost make it
iw. perative that Louisville should be selected for a Regional
Re serve Bank.
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35,000 POPULATION FOR 1920,

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IN C O R P O R A T E D

IN R E P L Y IN G H E F E R T O O U H F I L E

H o p k in s v il l e . Ky *

We believe that if Louisville is not selected; it
being a city where the bankers and business men thoroughly
understand the requirements of this and adjoining States to the
South of it, which have been transacting business through
Louisville for almost a century, that it will work great in­
jury and retard the growth and development of the territory
in question.




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OFFICE

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HOPKINSVILLE T O B A C C O B O A R D OF T RADE

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Trada, I aa raquaatad ta patitlan you to laaata ana of our Ragional Baxtka

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tkan any afrata la tka warId , and tka inaanaa amount of aonay raquirad
to kandla tkia aaaunt of takacco from tha produaar, eould not, in our
opinion, aauld ka locatad in any city that could aarva ua lika tha aity
af Loulayilla aan, it ia lacatad diractly in tka aantar of tka tokaeca
growing diatriat, and aur facilitiar. and naaaaaitiaa dapand largaly
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CLARENCE H. M ACKAY, President.
J. 0 . STEVENS, S e c 'y .
W M . H. BAKER, V . P. & G .j» .

C L A M H C E H. M AC KAY, President.
A LBERT B E C j ^ c ’ y .
GEO, G. W AR D , V . P. & G. M.

NIGHT TELEGRAM
T,

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and delisfriwr&ight Messftgei^nbject to the terms and conditions printed on the back of this blank.

T e le g r a p h - C a b l e C o m p a n y B u i l d i n g , W a s h i n g t o n .

Chaiman Federal Reserve Board Organization Committee,
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Dear Sir:~
We beg to present several practical reasons why
Louisville should be selected for the location of one of the Federal
Reserve

banks.

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Second, it could serve to advantage on"account of its geog#graphical location without conflicting with any other probable reserve
district, the greater portion of the state of Indiana, inaianapolis and
Terrehaute being about one hundred miles distant, and Evansville about
ninety miles.
A great portion of Ohio, Cincinnati being about one hundred
miles. The whole state of Tennessee can be served advantageously, Nash­
ville being about one hundred fifty miles distant, and all of the other
larger Tennessee cities being accessible,
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Louisville could also serve north and Sout^aroiina, Raleigh
being about five hundred miles and Columbia, four hundred and fifty miles.
WestV:Lrginia and Virginia business could be facilitated through
Louisville also.



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F O R M S 4.

POSTAL TE L E C R A P H -C A B L E COMPANY.
This Company transmits and delivers the within Night Message subject to the following

T E R M S AND CONDITIONS.
The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company will recoive messages, to be sent during the night, for delivery not
earlier than the morning of the next ensuing business day, at reduced rates, but in no case for less than
twenty cents tolls for a single message.
To guard against mistakes or delays, the sender of a message should order it R E P E A T E D ; that Is, telegraphed
back to the originating office for comparison. For this, one-half the regular rate is charged in addition. It
is agreed between the sender of the message written on the face hereof and the Postal Telegraph-Cable
Company, that said Company shall not be liable for mistakes or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for
non-delivery, of any u n r e p e a t e d message, beyond the amount received fovsendingthesame; nor for mistakes
or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery, of any r e p e a t e d message beyond ten times
the sum received for sending the same, unless specially insured, nor in any case for delays arising from
xvoidable interruption in the working of its lines, or for errors in cipher or obscure messages. And this
.npany is hereby made the agent of the sender, without liability, to forward any message over the lines of
any other Company when necessary to reacli its destination.
Correctness in the transmission of messages t o any point o n the lines o f the Company can be i n s u r e d b y
contract i n writing, stating agreed amount of risk, and payment of premium thereon, at the following rates,
i n addition to the usual charge for repeated messages, viz: one per cent, for any distance not exceeding 1 , 0 0 0
miles, and two per cent, for any greater distance.
No responsibility regarding messages attaches to this Company until the same are presented and accepted
at one of its transmitting oflices; and if a message is sent to such office by one of this Company’s messengers,
he acts for that purpose as the agent of the sender.
Messages will be delivered free within the established free delivery limits of the terminal office.
delivery at a greater distance a special charge will be made to cover the cost of such delivery.

For

This Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties in any case where the claim is not
presented in writing within thirty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This
above.

is

an u n r e p e a t e d Night Message and is delivered by request of the sender under the conditions named
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison.

No employee of this Company is authorized to vary the foregoing.
W IL L IA M H. B A K E R ,
V. P. and Gen'l Manager.




JO H N O . S T E V E N S ,
Secretary.

C L A R E N C E H. M A C K A Y ,
President.

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P S L’■ E R P -C B EC M A YN
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TH C M E C LC B EC M N .
E O MR IA A L O f' Y

CLARENCE H. IYIACKAY, P resident.
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J. O. STEVENS, S ec’y .
W M . H. BAKER, V . P. & G. M. |

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CLARENCE H. M AC KAY, President.
| ALBERT BEC K, Sec’y .
GEO. G. W AR D, V . P. & G. M.

NIGHT TELEGRAM
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R e c e iv e d a t P o s t a l T e le g r a p h - C a b l e C o m p a n y B u i l d i n g , / w a s s h in g tfy n .

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WestVirginia, Southern Ohio, and Bast Tennessee mining int­
erests are similar to those of east Kentucky and their requirements
should be taken card of where these industries are understood*
Third, Kentucky finances its tobacco crop, which is thirty six
per cent

of the production of the U. S., also that of Tennessee eight

per cent and other tributary territory in the aggregate amounting tp
at least fifty pey cent, representing in dollars fifty two million*
Should Virginia and Korth Carolina be included in the Louis* * 1 1 0 district, two hundred and twenty four million pounds of tobacco
would be added or twenty four per cent of the total production of the
U . S . , similar products should be handled through the same Federal

Reserve districts where possible,
A reference to the internal revenue department will show that
Kentucky collects nany millions of dollars in revenue on its whiskey
and tobacco products.
Your favorable consideration of Louisville on its commercial
and geographical merits is earnestly solicited. Yours respect fully,
Planters Bank & Trust Co,
I A N 3 W E R B © 1
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Cashier.

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POSTAL TE LE C R A P H -C A B LE COMPANY.
This Company transmits and delivers the ivithin Night 3lessage subject to the following

T E R M S AND CONDITIONS.
The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company will reccive messages, to be sent <]jring the night, for delivery not
earlier than the morning of the next ensuing business day, at reduced rates, but in no ease for less than
twenty cents tolls for a single message.
To guard against mistakes or delays, the sender of a message should order it R E P E A T E D ; thaT is, telegraphed
back to the originating office for comparison. For this, one-half the regular rate is charged in addition. It
i s ’agreed between the sender of the message written on the face hereof and the Postal Telegraph-Cable
Company, that said Company shall not be liable for mistakes or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for
non-delivery, of any u n r e p e a t e d message, beyond the amount received forsendingthesame; nor formistakes
or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery, of any r e p e a t e d message beyond ten times
the sum received for sending the same, unless specially insured, nor in any ease for delays arising from
woidable interruption in the working of its line^, or for errors in cipher or obscure messages. And this
inpany is hereby made the agent of the sender, without liability, to forward any message over the lines of
any other Company when necessary to reach, its destination.
Correctness in the transmission ..of message? to' any point on the lines ot the Company can be i n s u r e d by
contract in writing'-'Stia.tiiig agreed 'amount j)f-risk, and payment frf preifc.i'um.ihereon, a t’the folld'win'g rates,
in addition to the usual charge for repeated raesgjiges/viz: one per cefit. for any distance not exceeding 1,000
miles, and two per cent, for any greater distance.
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at one of its transmitting oflices; and if jl message is sent to such office by one of this Company’s messengers,
he acts for that purpose as the agent of the sender.
Messages will be delivered free within the established free delivery limits of the terminal office.
delivery at a greater distance a special charge will be made to cover tlie»cost of such delivery.

For

This Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties in any case where the claim is not
presented in writing within thirty days after the message is filed with ttie Company for transmission.
"
This is an unrepeated Night Message and is delivejajd by request of the sender under the conditions named
above. Errors can be guarded against (j&lyjky repeatijs a message back to the sending station for comparison.
No employee of this Company is autbgriBSd to vary the foregoing.

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W IL L IA M H. B A K E R ,
V. P. and G en’ l Manager.




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30til, 1913.

Hon. f | .
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C h a i m a n F e d e r a l l e e e r r e B o a r d . O r g a n i i s a t i o n C£flraittft*;~
W afhington.TUC.
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L o u i e r i l l e e h o u l d b e e e l e c t e d f o r t h e l o c a t i o n o f one o f
the F e d e r a l R e e e r v e 3ank*»
F i r e t ; I t ha* b e e n f i r y e a r # a c c e p t e d a * t h e Comm er e! *1 Gateway o f t h e C e n t r a l o r M i d d l e S o u t h e r n Stm tee *
both * » to r a i l an< water.
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S e c o n d ; - I t c o u ld a t r r e to advantage on a cco u n t
i t * g e o g r a p h i c a l l o c a t i o n w i t h o u g c o n f l i c t i n g w i t h any o t h e r
p r o b a b l e H e e erre D i s t r i c t , the g r e a t e r p o r t i o n o f t h e S ta te
o f I n d i a n a ; I n d i a n a p o l i e and T e r r e H aute b e i n g a b o u t
one
h u n d r e d < t i l e * d i e t a n t , and B v a n * T i l l e a b o u t n i n e t y m i l e e *

A g r e a t p o r t i o n o f O h i o , C i n c i n n a t i being a b o u t
one h u n d r e d
The w h o l e S t a t e o f T e n n e * a e e can be • e r r e d a d v a n t a g e o u e l / ; t f a e f c T i l l e b e i n g a b o u t One h u n d r e d f i f t y mi l e e
di # t a n t , an d a l l o f t h e o t h e r l a r g e r T e r m e s e e e c i t i e e b e i n g
ao#tf#ible*
I » o u i ^ T i l l e c o u l d a l * o e e r r e W o r t h and S o u t h C a r o l h a ;
R a l e i g h b e i n g a b o u t f i f e h u n d r e d T * il « * a nd C o l u m b i a g f o u r hun­
d r e d and f i f t y mi l e e *
We i t V i r g i n i a a n d V i r g i n i a bu t i n e * *
ated through L o u i * r i l l e a l t o .

s o u l d be f a c i l i t ­

Wee t V i r g i n i a # Sou t h e m O h i o , and S a a t T e n n e » e « e Min­
i n g l n t e r e e t e a r e s i m i l a r t o t h o e # o f B a * t K e n t u c k y a nd t h e i r
r e q u i r e m e n t * s h o u l d be t a k e n c a r e o f w h e r e t h e e e i n d u t t r i e * a r e
undeifetood*
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thirty e i x per c e n t of the p r o a u c t i o n o f t h e U.S. #al«o that of
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A H. EC K L E S . c a s h

p re s id e n t

l a n t e r s

B

a n k

&. T

r u s t

IN C O R P O R A TE D
C A P I T A L

C

ie r

o m p a n y

1873

| 1 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0

H o p k i n s v i l l e ,K e n t u c k y

8b***ld Virginia and forth Carolina, be la*
eluded in tfceteuievillf Z&ttriet, %mm h-unbred and
twenty fear million | n m » of tobaceo m m l d be added
or twenty four per ©tat of the total produetioii of
the U.$. Similar pro$»f*| • f f * d be handled through
$ltl
the tame federal Beeer*| Tdetriete where poeeible*
A reference to the Internal Revenue Bepart$ent
will ehow that Kentucky oalleote many million* of dollare
in reve.au* <i Ite Whiekey a n d Tobacco produot§#
n
tour favorable consideration of X»ouieville on ite
Cemeroial and Seographi eel merite ie earneetly solicited.




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fC?4

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£
T E L E G R A M

48TO MO

25
H0P1CIISVILES Ky Jan 8 1914

l©n V Q MeAd©o,Seeretaw ©f the treasury,
Waah ingt©n, .C.
D
We f*r©r I*©miavilla^©r regional raaerre bank l©cati©n c©nvenianca
facilities ©xiatimg trad# and banking regulation® and rrerything
•laa considered^JSGp^-TPlC^il 1 make this select ion




Plantars Hardware 0©
402pm

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f'orm 0089 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFI

IN A M ER IC A

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

This Company T R A N S M I T S and t t e M V l t IS messages only on conditions lim iting its liability, which have been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing1 N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against o n l« py W pe* ing 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 TJnrepeatepi NflrhtV L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor In any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at w hich, unless otherwiM stM^J^oriow, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the cla im is not presented in wrltinsr within
Bixty days after the message is filed with Ihe dbmpany
transmission.
This Is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H ^ L jV T E I& f'a n d is delivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

-H E O . N

R

V A I L , PRESIDEN]

B E L V ID E R E

D R O O K 6 , GENERAL MANAGER

eceived
i

/

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1117
HORSE CAVE KY DEC 2 9 - 1 3

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WASHN DC
T H I S SECTION NEEDS A REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK AT L O U I S V I L L E PLEASE

G IVE DUE CONSIDERATION




FARMERS DEPOSIT BANK
8

4

3

P

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WESTERN UNION
DAY E e T T E R
xfHEO. N. VAIL, P RESID EN T

RECEIVED AT
E4NYGU 55 BLUE

^
HORSE CAVE KY JAN 5

/

HOIM WILLIAM G MCADOO

1914 JAN 5
SECY OF TREASURY

IT WOULD BE GREATLY TO

WASHINGTON DC

OUR INTEREST AS MERCHANTS ALSO

TO OUR LARGE AGRICULTURE INTEREST
REGIONAL RESERVE BANK IN T H IS

FOR YOU TO LOCATE A

SECTION ON ACCOUNT OF CLOSE

BUSINESS RELATIONS AND FR IEN D S H IP WE
L O U IS V IL L E WE S O L IC IT YOUR AID
BE OF GREAT MUTUAL BENEFIT




^ :

HAVE FOR THE C IT Y OF

FOR LO U IS V IL L E BELIEV IN G

IT WILL

m 2589 B

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WESTERN UNION
93 DAY IilT T E R
8
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MW B H

THEO. N. VAIL, P R ESID EN T

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P^CEIVED AT
224C KE 26 BLUE
INDIAN HEAD KY V IA CUMBERLAND

FALLS KY JANY 6 19 1 4

HON W ILLIAM G MCADOO

(/ /
SECY OF TREASVI

WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

WASHN DC

7

/
7

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C IL IT IE S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION AND EVERY THING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




INDIAN CREEK COAL CO
730PM

"89 B

45

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Jpcipartim'ut
T E L E G R A M

19WU A

49

Blue
ISE4ITD KY Jan 8 1914

/

Hon Secretary of Treasury Wm G HoAdoo
Yvash’ D C
n
Dear sir:

The Regional Reserve Bank at Louisville would be greatly
to our interest as merchants also to our large agricultural and
mining interests of this section and would serve tins section
better than any of the cities that are eligable asking your
considemtian of Louisvi11e,




Yours very truly
& W Birk and Sons
1233p

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WESTE
DAY

UNION
'TER.

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

RECEIVED A T
308AN KW

4 7 BLUE

9?1
JANSON KY JAN 5TH 1913

iy i4 Jftt'i

r u '

W ILLIAM C MCADOO
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL LE AS

TO

FOR T H IS SECTION I T WOULD
AS MERCHANTS ALSO TO OUR

LOCATION FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK
BE GREATLY TO OUR INTEREST
LARGE AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND WOULD

SERVE T H IS SECTION BETTER THAN
THAT ARE E L IG IB L E WE ASK




ANY OF THE OTHER C I T I E S

YOUR CONSIDERATION

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Kevil. Ky.Jan. 9th.
•v-

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*
*$

Hon.W.G. McAdoo. Secretary.

Of Treasury.

Washington.

D. u

Dear sir:




I wanit to voice my supert for
Louisville.

Ky. As the proper place for

a Regional Reserve Bank.
Yours very truly

answ ered
JAM 1 2 19^
'ORM

Jj T

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1914.

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B. F. H u d s o n , President.

J.

s.

J o h n s o n , Vice-President.

W. 0. R i g n e y , Ass’t. Cashier.

(E itiz e n a

W. F. C h a m p , Cashier

j. j. W

N a tio n a l

a l k e r , J r . Bookkeeper.

la n k

ODf EcutrtiBtrr.

(Capital # 50,000

Surplus # 40,000.

Eanrastfr, Kg..

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Hon. ¥. 0. McAdoo,

1

W a s h in g to n ! D* c .

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roar Sir:Wo earnestly request that you locate a Federal Be servo
Banfc in the oity of Louisville, Ky.* It Is as claimed the
"natural gateway to the south* and Is looated on numerous
Hallways and on the ihio river, thus enhancing its value by
easy and rapid facilities for mall service to its customers.
Wo believe that it is the only large city in the central south
that is well equipped for such a bank, and hope that you can
see this in the same way.




Bespeotfully,
Citizens national Bank,
Lancaster, Ky.

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NIQHT L E T T E R
TH E 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 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 by the sender of the following N ig h t Letter*
Errors can bo 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 V 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 if t 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 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 by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

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

R

eceived a t

289C PS 29 NL

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

iqik

XoxD
LANCASTER KY JAN 6 1 4

HON WM G MCADOO

,*
^

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\

"SECY TREASY WASHN DC
WE SINCERELY TRUST THAT IN

LOCATING RESERVE BANKS YOU W ILL

NOT OVERLOOK L O U IS V IL L E THE METROPOLIS
DESIRABLE

OF KENTUCKY COMMANDING A

LOCATION CONVENIENCE F A C IL IT IE S AND BANKING

DESERVE CONSIDERATION




HAZELDEN BROS

RELATIONS THAT

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*\

NIGHT L E T T E R
TH E 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 A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT 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 following: N ig h t le t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating; a message back to the sending* station for comparison, and the Company wilt not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
Vansmission or delivery of Unrepeated N ifflit le tte rs , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
.fifty 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
dixty days after the message is tiled with the Company for transmission.
This it) an U N K 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.

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

R

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

eceived at

1311

288C PS 49 NL

LANCASTER KY JAN 6 14

j

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HON W IL LIA M G MCA000
WASHN DC
I FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E AS THE

LOCATION FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE

BANK FOR T H IS SECTION I T

WOULD BE GREATLY TO OUR

INTEREST AS MERCHANTS ALSO T 6
IT WOULD SERVE T H IS SECTION
OTHER C I T I E S THAT ARE E L IG IB L E




OUR LARGE AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND
BETTER THAN ANY OF THE
I ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION
H T LOGAN

_____

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WESTERN UNION
TELEGRAM

S9»

T H F O . N. VAIL, P R ESID ENT
THEO. M V A I L P R K i n P N T

v n l¥
vru*

$

j b 7

Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D. C AO P EAYS
. LW N

RECEIVED A T
2 9 0 RD M 12

LAWRENCE-B'JRG KY JAM 5
W G MCAD00
SECTY OF TREA8Y

'A'A°H^ DC

KENTUCKEYS REVENUE P O INTS TO L O U I S V I L L E AS LO GIC AL PLACE FOR
REGIONAL REVENUE EXMfc




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£ r e a s % m i g e jm ttm im t

/

T E L E G R A M

90WU MO 15
LAWHMC1 BURG H

KY Jan 2

W G McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,
Washington,D,C#
We respectfully urge and request that Louisville be named as
for federal reserve bank




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WESTEj§H UNION
DAY E e T TE R
S
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THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

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R E C E IV E D A T
30 BLUE 6EXTRA
LEBANON KY DEC 3 0
HON V G MCADOO
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SECY OF THE

TREASY

WE WOULD RESPECTFULLY URGE THE
LiANK AT L O U IS V IL L E KY ITS

1913

111. Z V
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WASHN DC

„
6
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eg
-

LOCATION OF A FEDERAL RESERVE

GEOGRAPHICAL, PO S IT IO N MAKES IT ESPECIALLY

ADAPTED FOR T H IS PURPOSE
FAHMERS NATL BANK
C IT IZ E N S NATIONAL BANK




MARION NATL BANK

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WEetfMN KY JAN 6TH 14
HON W

G MCADOO , . " f
SECY OF TR SY

WE FAVOR

WASHN DC

L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

F A C IL IT IE S

E X IS T IN G TRADE AND

BANKING

ELSE CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE




RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
RELATIONS AND

TH IS

CUMBERLAND GROC

CO

SELECTIONS

EVERYTHING

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WESTERN UNION
8 0 d a y IIBTTER jk.w« ™ "
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____

THEO. N. VAIL, P R ESID EN T

-

RECEIVED A T

178C JG 25-BLUE
LEBANON KY JAN 9 ^ 4
t

HON WM MCADOO

i
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC

WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU




AND EVERYTHING ELSE

W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION
'LEBANON CARRIAGE 4 IMPLEMENT CO
608P

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4BMUC 86HL 5 Exa

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LeitRfieid Ky Jan 2-5,14
Mon W • McAdoo,
Seoty Treasy, WashnDC
We want to ask you to establish one of the regional reserve banks at
Louisville Ky it is the only eity in the south that will satisfy the
majority of the other cities lying f e ween the mountains on the east
et
and the Mississippi River on the west and the Ohio liver on the north
and the gulf on the south, we suppose Chicago will be the only city
considered between the eastern and western mountains and north of the
Ohio River.

RJ




Bassett, Prest Grayson County state lank.

1210am

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O 5 1

WESTERN UNION
DAY ISETTER.

Form 26?

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

RECEIVED AT
198C KE 32 BLUE 7EXTRA

6

^ 6

21'

LEWISBURG KY JANY 6 1 9 1 4
HON WM G MCADOO
SECY OF TREASY WASHN DC
V/E FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT

B A C IL IT IE S A SS IS TIN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING
ELSE CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




BUCK BRAND OVERALL CO
LEWISBURG M IL L IN G CO

BROWNING MCREYNOLDS AND CO
620PM

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W
888

UNIOl
TER

THEO. N. VAIL, P RESID EN T

RECEIVED AT
2 0 7 C KE 2 5 BLUE
LEWI SBURG KY <JANY 6 1 9 1 4
HON WM G MCADOO
SECY OF TRE ASY WASHN DC

WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELS E
CO NSIDER ED HOPE YOU W I L L MAKE T H I S S E L E C T I O N




RECTOR AND CO

633PM

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TiCU-g-O R A P H - C A B I E

NIGHT

COM PA

LETTERGRAM

W C K » 8 T « . T E « « R * P H * C * 8 1 E C O M P A N Y O n C O B ^ O H A T C O ) T B a « 8 * ( T S AWO O C U W £ «B T » M S MKSHT IC T T K W 1 IM M S U H J C C T T O ? H

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back

R E C E IV E D

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or th is blank.
A l'

CLARENCE H. MACKAY. PKesiocm
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COMPETITIVE

O jsl L I V E « Y ? £U M O *£ R
•

PROGRESSIVE

Al. 12 f. L.
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f
iingtSn, Ky., Dec.30-13.

|
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tecretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D.C*
We respectfully request that you consider Louisville application for
a regional "bank.
845p.




ANSW ERED

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T E L E G R A M

52ttJ MO 19
LKXIFGTOH

Ky ,an 2 1914
T

Ion W G McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,
Waging ten, B.C.
The officer* and electors ©f this bank earnestly request that a
regional reserve bank be located at Louisville, Ky




Commercial Bank

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MO

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L

TELEBRAPH-CABLE

NIGHT

LETTERGRAM

T H E P O S T A L T C 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 U V C R t

TCRMS AND CONDITION3 PRINTED OH THE BACK O TH «•_««*.
1
F IS!
R E O ie s v e o

INDEPENDENT

COM PAN
THIS N W H T L E T T E R G R A M S U & J E C T T O TUB
CLARENCE H, MACKAY, PBESIPIENT.
D

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COMPETITIVE

e l i v e r y

n u m

b e r

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L«xingt<m,Ky. ,Jan.5 4.B14.
Hoiu W o 0* McAdoo 9 seey Treasury»
t*

Washington9 »c*
b
we prefer UmiivlUe as a location for a regional reserve bank
because it la the central gateway between the north and south




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4-383

and for other good reasons#

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IfrL

T E L E B R A PH - CAB L E
-

NIGHT

COMPANJ

LETTERGRAM

T H C 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

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

T E 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 S A C K O F T H I S B L A N K .

REOEIVED AT

Delivery

Number

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INDEPENDENT

COMPETITIVE

PROGRESSIVE

4*383

284 Bll» XSU 40 M If
»
bexisigton,

» #asw 6 :1914*

Hoiu W. G» MeAdoo f
Washington»
As merchant and business men we u leg to u*ge the
claims of iiouisiriHe

one of the regional banfcs. Its.

geographical location, its t*ad* relations*its
its growito*

franking facilities,
are all in its

favor*




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T H E O L D E S T A N D B E S T B R A N D OF W H I S K Y

M A D E IN K E N T U C K Y .

owners or_~

L E X I NQT ON K N T U j i Y
L E X I N G T O N , K EE N m CrK<v .

..pOFN WITH THEREPugy

SSl?
SDURMASH

W H IS K Y
ESTABLISHED 1780.

JAS.E.P P E &CO
EPR
, DISTILLERS, ,
PEPPER

D IS T IL L E R Y

E S T A B L IS H ED 1 7 8 0 .

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M A I N O F F I C E S ., R E C T O R B L D G , CH ICAGO.

D IS T IL L E R Y

N9 5.7TH

D IS T R IC T , L E X IN G T O N , K E N T U C K Y .

L E X I X O T O N , KY„

J?rU

World’s sta Nd A ^

5, 1914*

*
Hon. mn. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C*

\

Sir:
Fe have the honor to state that .we would he very glad to have
you select Louisville, Kentucky, for the Begional Reserve Bank for
the region in which Lexington, Kentucky, is located, we believe
that this selection would meet the approval of business men and
the business interests that this bank could serve# The business
men of Kentucky, and the banks of Kentucky, as a rttle, deal more
largely with Louisville banks than with Cincinnati banks, and
Louisville is more nearly central to the Middle West than is Cin­
cinnati* We recognize the fact that you will be Importuned by
nearly all of the large Cities to give thesn the benefit of locat­
ing one of these banks within their bailiwick, but we sincerely
hope that you can see your way clear to recognize Louisville*




Respectfully,

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NIGHT L E T T E R
TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

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

C A B LE S E R V IC E T O A LL 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 lim iting its liability, which have been assented to by the gender 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
Wansmission 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 of
F if t 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 mcssafte 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 of the sender, under the conditions named above.

HEO

N . V A IL , P R ESIDEN T

________________

B C L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANACCR

1914 jan 4 AM 2 19
12 4 j

LEXINGTON KY JAN 3 1 9 1 4

HON W G MCADOO
SECY TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU GIVE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION TO
L O U IS V IL L E IN THE APPOINTMENT OF A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK
SECOND NATIONAL BANK
2 1 5 AM

{ANSW ERED!
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T E L E G R A M

iForm o

\

56WU MO 9
LEXINGTOH Ky

jan 2 1914

Hon W G McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,
Waskington,D. G
.
We favor Louisville for location of regional reserve bank




Security Trust Go

2pm

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WESTERM UNION
telR
am 7

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\\ 53

Mi

THEO. N. VAIL, P R ESID EN T

L AY
r e c e i v e d A T Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and FSts., Washington, D.C. A OW E N S
P
73C KE 2 5 V IA MORELAND

LIBERTY KY JANY 7
HON WM MCADOO SECY OF TRESY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

LOCATION CONVENIENT

F A C IL IT Y E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE ;'V'60




SELECTION
LIBERTY HARDWARE CO

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NIQHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 B

TH E 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 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 following: N ig h t Letter*.
Errors can be truarded against only by repeating: a message back to the sending: station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itseif liablo for errors or delays in
transmission 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 of
F if t y D olla 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
plzty 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 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 , GEN ERAL MANAGER

at

299C PS 4 9 NL
L O U IS V IL L E KY JAN 6 14

,«|£\
V

HON WM G MCADOO

t

\

SECY TREASY WASHN DC
WE RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT THAT LO U IS V IL L E
FOR

REGIONAL RESERVE BANK I T IS THE

CENTER OF ONE OF THE

LARGEST REVENUE PRODUCING D IS T R IC T S IN
OF T H IS SECTION ARE VERY

IS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL SITUATEO

THE UNITED STATES THE TAX^AYMENT

HEAVY ANO WE EARNESTLY HOPE

THAT L O U IS V IL L E W IL L 'B E SELECTED

FOR T H I 8 REGION

BERNHEIM D IS T IL L IN G CO

’A N SW ER ED !




1218A jI

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WESTE
DAY

THEO. N. VAIL, P RESID EN T

DECEIVED AT
E1 5N Y KW 52 BL UE 4 EXTRA
LO U IS V ILLE

KY JAN 5TH 1 9 1 3

! 0 8 4

HON \YM G MCADOO

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WE R E S P E C T F U L L Y URGE THE S E L E C T I O N
FOR ONE OF THE SOUTHERN
THE BEST C I T Y

IN THE

OF L O U I S V I L L E

U DC
AS THE P O I N T

R E G I O N A L BANKS AND B E I N G GEOGBAPHALLY

U NI ON TO SERVEM THE PURPOSE

SOUGHT AND WE BEG TH A T
TO I T S MOST POTENT C L A I M




WASHINGON

YOU G I V E YOUR S E R IO U S C O N S I D E R A T I O N
BROUGHT BEFORE YOU
B I G S P RI NG D I S T I L L I N G

CO

BY GEORGE BROWN P R E S I D E N T

806PM

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AY,

January

Hon, Wm. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
In your consideration of various cities
for the location of Regional Banks, we wish to present
the claims of Louisville, and to impress upon you the
desirability of Louisville for such a bank.
It is the natural gateway to the South and
has excellent railroad connections with all points
in the South and Southwest; it is the greatest tobacco
market in the world; it is also the largest straight
whiskey market in the United States; as a revenue
producer for the government, Kentucky and Louisville
rank third in the list of states, which fact we think
should have serious consideration.
We think that the territory south of
the Mason and Dixon line, extending from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, should have at least two Regional
Banks, viz., New Orleans already decided, and Louisville
which we beg to urge upon you.
Respectfully yours,
IB C G n r

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WESTERN UNION
WS E NU IO
ET R N N
i
THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

’ 'CEIVED A T
1 0 2 J OP

40 IJLUE
1011 T I LLL KY JANY 4 191b
1 iV

HON WM G MCrtOOO

l/ABHN 00
WE FEEL. THAT L O U IS V IL L E THE 'SECOND C ITY IN POPULATION IN THE SOUTH
AND THE LARGEST | N THE ' a MCUNT OF TAX PAID TO THE FEDERAL GOVC!<NMCNT
IS ENTITLED TO ONE OF THE REGIONAL BANKS AMU HOPE YOU W IL L FAVOR ITS SEL

1

-E C TIO N
BROWN FORMAN D IS T IL L E R Y CO




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L
ouisville Kf Deo 30 1913
\Horil I G lloAdoo
V
W
pashn DC
*The commercial club Louisvilles largest oommecial organization
oomposed of 2600 representatives of every business and professional
most respectfully call your attention to the fact that on acoount
of its unexcelled geographical looation being the gateway to the
south and its large and increasing commercial interests fcoui&ville
is especially well adpted as the looation for one of the regional
hanks and we urge your favorable consideration of its claims
Henry Enostuley Preet




350pm

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Hon. W. C . Mc^aoo,
j
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, 3. G.
3
Dear Sir:
It is r y earnest wish that Louisville j^ K . , should have a Region­
a
fy
al Reserve Bank.
It is the nearest large city to the center of population of this
country.
It is truly the gateway

to the South

and all Southerners

will be glad to see it selected.
Urging your careful consideration of this matter,




Yours trtfly,

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(iMi'imutnvHistillrrit'tt €n.
RE G IS T E R E D Di ST ! L t E R Y
N o .24,
O W E N S B O R O , 2 ^ . ° INT . KF.V. D I S T . K Y .

STEAM HEATED WAREHOUSES.

Hon. Wm.G. McAdoo
Secretary of the Treasury
Washingt on ,D.C.

*****

Dear Sir;
We wish to call your attention to the fact that there is carried
by the banks in Louisville at present somewhere in the neighbor**
hood of ten million to fifteen million dollars of commercial
paper collaterated by warehouse receipts, sold to well rated,
responsible, wholesale liquor dealers scattered throughout the
country, such as San Francisco, Boston, Cincinnati, Birmingham,
Ala., Memphis,Term, etc.
i ^his paper is considered by t%e banks here and is undoubtedly
i
the best commercial paper offered , i f a general proposition,
*Eb
a cash payment of 10$ is made, together with fire insurance premium
and interest at the rate of 6$ per annum, and balance covered by
six months* acceptances with warehouse receipts and fire insurance
policies attached as collateral.
The banks have the acceptances of the buyers with warehouse
receipts and insurance policies, in addition to this the endorse­
ment of the distilleries which make it the best sort of hanking
security.
lotwithstanding the security offered, banks in other cities are
not familiar with same, so that the iouisville banks have to
carry this paper for other cities and the establishment of a
Regional Eeserve Bank in Louisville would relieve the situation
As a practical illustration, a few days ago, we were asked by
customer in Boston and another in the West - both highly rated
concerns and entitled to credit, to carry their paper, stating
that their local banks
while willing to let them have any
reasonable amount of money without any collateral, knew nothing
about warehouse receipts, so we had to borrow the money here which
they should have gotten from their local banks. Butting it in
other words, Louisville banks have to take care ofthis business
Yours truly,
Jas. Thompson ? President
f
Glenmore Distilleries Co.
We pay government taxes of two million to three million dollars annually
which have %o be furnished hy our imrti Louisville banks in addition to
the whisky w;e have to carry for customers in other cities



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»

i -

IN C O R P O R A T E D .

0 ^ ' " e r s Or

^ s ~ O U R MASH

m A LT

REGISTERED DISTILLERY
/'N o .24,
O W E N S B O R O , 2 ^ ° INT. REV. D IS T.KY .

S T E A M H E A T ED WA R E HO U S E S .

i8vill*v

V ' Jan. 8,1914
-'

Hon*Derrid
Houston,
Soretarg of Agriculture
tt B .G ,

D ear S I r :

Enclosed please find oopy of letter written Mr. MoAdoe, whieh
is self explanatory*




Yours truly.
Glenrore Distilleries Co

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Louisville

Jan.8,1914

Hon. /ffl.G.MoAtoo
7
Secretary of the Treasury
Washiiigton,B*CU» ,
Bear Sir;
We wish to call your attention to tho fact that there is carried
by tho tables in Louisville at present oonowhoro In the neighbor*
hood of ten million to fifteen million dollarc of ooumerelal
paper eollaterated by warehouse receipts, ©old to well rated#
responsible , wholesale liquor dealers scattered throughout the
country, such as San Francisco, Boston, Cincinnati, Birmingham,
Ala., Memphis,Tenn, etc.
*^&#>£his paper is considered by the banks here and is undoubtedly
tnS best oonmeroial paper offeredf^|« a general proposition*
a dash payment of 10% is mada1 together with fire insurance premium
and interest at the rate of 6% per annum, and balance covered by
six months* acceptances with warehouse receipts and fire insuranoe
policies attached as collateral*
The banks hare the acceptances of the buyers with warehouse
receipts and insurance policies, in addition to this the endorse*
ment of the distilleries which make it the best sort of banking
seourity«
9otwlthstandlag the security offered, banks in other cities are
not familiar with same, so that the louisville banks hare to
carry this ifeper for other cities and the establishment of a
Regional Reserve Bank in Louisville would relieve the situation
As a practical illustration, a few days ago, we were asked by
customer in Boston and another In the West ~ both highly rated
concerns and entitled to credit, to carry their paper, stating
that their local banks
while willing to let them have any
reasostable amount of money without any collateral, knew nothing
about warehouse receipts* so we had to borrow the money here which
they should have gotten from their looal banks* Putting it in
other words, Lbuisville banks have to take care of th4$business
Yours truly.
Jas.Thompson, President
Olenmore Distilleries Co,
We pay gove
ent taxes two millions to three million dollars annually
which have to be furnished by our Louisville banks in addition to the
whisky we have to carry for customers in other cities



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AW ARDED

GOLD

M .S F O R S U P E R I O R Q U A L I T Y O F O L D J O E

G ID E O N

W H I S K E Y A T W O R L D 'S

F A IR , S T . L O U I S , M O .

1 9 0 4 , AND

P O R T L A N D , O R E ., I P '

N? 1 5 E.MA1N S .
1
T

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"

Jan.14-14

Hon* Wm. E. McAdoo,
Sec* to Treasurer,
Washington, 3 . C.
)
Bear Sir:
Our citizens here are using their best endeavors to
have q United States Regional Bank established in ^Louisville.
This city is very near the center of population of tne united
States, and is known as the "Gateway of the South."
Our abutment in favor of a Regional Bank here is
principally on account of the very large amount of International
Revenue Taxes collected in this city by the Government on whiskey
and tobacco. And it is in close relationship with the entire
Southern territory, .and very large volumes of Southern busine ss
come to this city.
We also believe that our banks here are doing a very
large business through other banks in the South, and we believe
that a Regional Bank established here willdo a great deal of
good. In fact, we believe it could serve the country better
than any other city in the South.
We trust you will give this matter you kind consider­
ation, and beg to remain,
Yours very respectfully,
GR.USNBATM BROS.

an sw ered

JAN 191914
form

M
L/




£y

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Reserve Banks, we believe Jn&t your committee will be guided
largely by existing tra<3^and financial conditions in the various
regions*
tion

Lotiisvillejpas always occupied a commanding posi­

financially and commercially among the cities of the

South and Middle West, and we believe the best interests of the
country at large would be served by locating a Regional Bank
in that city*




Yours very t^ly,

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HOME PHONE 1
C

THE JOHN HEER CO.
D is t il l e r s ,

W h olesale

L iq u o r

D ealers

114 SOUTH FIRST STREET, B E T W E E N M

a in

£ o u is u itle , t X y .

AND

and

Im po rters

M ARK ET

J * ® 20

1914.

The Hon. W n G.MeAdoo*
i*
Secretary ®f the Treasury

n

^

s

Washington D»C*
Dear SirsUnder the new Currency Act Regional Banks are to be
established throughout the oountry and same are to be located^
no doubt we understand this part right, in the cities where the
utnost good and benefit would and could be derived by the most
interested parties vizi Bank and Commercial Interests.
It is not ©ur desire to telji you that on account of
Louisville being a First class City we are moved to ask ydti to
eonsider this eity,but we ask you to consider LouiSTille/ first
of all on account ®f the immense Revenue the Government reooiveo
from here from the Whiskey as well as Tobacco Interests. Ho
doubt you are very familiar with this. Handling only the two
jAa|Q ( ^ 1 jient|Loned branches of business the Banks here, on account of
s Q/
^ .'J

,

f* *

|

being on the ground floor so t© speak, in cooperation with the
Distillers, wholesalers, Growers

ect. handle millions

and millions of Dollars in the course of a year; on this very
point alone Louisville should be considered th© right place to
(establish a Regional Bank.




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THE JOHN HEER GO,
D is t il l e r s ,

W h olesale

L iq u o r

1 1 4 SOUTH FIRST STREE1

D balers

BETW EEN M

a in

C o u is u ille , Z K iy .
*

Th© H«n. Wm «

2

AND M

an d
a h

Im po rters

KET

j a a 20

1914.

#

G*MeAdoo.
We wish to also oali

your attention to th© fact that

Louisville is, in th© very sence of th© word the nGateway to the
South1, and being als© in th© center of population of the
*
United States all the more entitles the City to a Regional
Bank,
Prom above stated reasons we hope that you will give
L©uiSYill©

Kentucky a favorable consideration which we, in ©ur

mind think , are justly entitled to.




We are,
Yours very truly,
THE JOHN HEER CO.

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R E G I S T E R E D D IS T I L LE R Y N 0 . 4 1 0 , 5 ™ D ( S T . KY.
B A R D S T O W N , N E L S O N C O ., K Y .
HILMAR

L

E H R M A N N , PRESIDENT

o u i s v i l l e

,K

y

.
,

January
PIfteen
1 9 1 4

Honorable Vt. G. McAdoo,
fn
Secretary

of the Treasury,

Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:The City of Louisville/ which is situated
in the Fifth District, is certainly in need of a
United States Regional Bank.
It is located in the center of the distillery
interests of Kentucky and requires an enormous amount of
United States Government taxes.

It is ^lso the center

of the tobacco market and will he appreciated by all
business men.
Thanking you in advance, we are,
Yours very truly,
HILMAR EHHMANN & CO.
DiCtd--EE




' r*r;

JAN 2 i 1914
form

L 5-

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- I . '- -II.

. J . ;, . , - . , .

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W E S T E R UNION
DAY BETTER.

F

THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

RECEIVED AT
127C H 32 B E
N
LU

578

L O U IS V IL L E KY JAN 6 1 9 1 4
HON W G MCADOO

JAN 6

PM 3

SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC.
WE i . URGE THAT YOU NAME L O U IS V IL L E
A RESERVE BANK IN T H IS

REGION IT IS THE LOGICAL

PLACE BEING MORE ACCESSIBLE TO
OTHER POINT
PAUL JONES & CO




AS THE LOCATION FOR

THE GREATEST NUMBER THAN ANY

33

2589 B

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O S C A R

E . R E H '

t e s t.

LOUIS

r.

HERMAN

SCHUELER,

2ElHEr

scy.stp

Mr. W. C. HeAdoo, Sec'y of Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
Louisville wants a Regional Bank, and it wants it 'bad.
You no doubt know that there is an enormous amount of
Whisltey made in Kentucky, and to make and carry this Whiskey
requires money. The Distiller is compelled to carry a certain
amount of Whiskey for £uur years (which is required " y the
b
Government) In order t g bottle it in Bond, thus forcing h5.n to
carry four crops continually for this one purpose alone. Ware­
house Beceipts are ex/ellent collateral, and are eagerly nought
by the Banks,
Louisvill/ is also one of the largest Internal Hovenue
producing tTRttlfWftr in the United States fwe believe the State
of Kentucky ranks second) which is another reason why we should
have a Regional Bank.
We hope you will consiflor our City when placing these
Banks,if for no other reason than those mentioned above*




Yours truly,

m m
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Hon. fm* G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:She central location of loulSTille^alaoat exactly at'
the center of population of the United Stat&s,

and its favor­

able railroad connections and already existing business and
banking connections with Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky
and Indiana, lead the people of the South to hope that one of
the legianal Reserve Banks will be located in Louisville*
We hope this matter will receive your earnest consider­
ation*




Yours very truly,

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2188

U E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPAN.
£

25,000

o f f ic e s

• IN C O R P O R A TED

h ii Am

e r ic a

.

cable

s e r v ic e t o

all th e

w orld

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S
only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating"* mipsage back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in trans­
mission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyoncKhaamount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of F if t y D olla rs, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor iiguar cSse where th&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 M E S S A G E , v a £ \ f delivered bjpfequest of the sender, under the conditions named above.
TH EO . N.

VAIL,

_

PRESIDENT

'/

R e c e iv e ^ a t

|\\

/

B £LV ID ER E BROOKS,

IV '1 /

» !3

KC»

GENERAL MANAGER

ttl 5 51

V30C WS 3 2 0 \
OUI SV1LLE KY DEC 29TH 1913

-

HON W I L LIAM X MCADOO
SECY OF THE TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
THIS BOARD OF TRADE ASKS YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE.CITY
OF LOUISVILLE KY AS A PROPER AND LOGICAL LOCATION
FOR A REGIONAL FEDERAL RESERVE BANK. LOUISVILLE IS THE NEAREST
LARGE CITY TO THE CENTER OF POPULATION OF THE WHOLE
COUNTRY.

IT IS MIDWAY BETWEEN

AND THE EAST 'AND WEST.

THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH

IT IS THE A8ICT

CENTER

OF THE COMMERCIAL LIFE OF THE MISSISSIPPI BJW-EY IT IS
IE GREAT

CROSSING BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH AND THROUGH IT

PASSES THE GREAfEST FREIGHT TONNAGE. SO SITUATED IT IS THE
MOST CONVENIENT -CITT IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY




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jV'-m 2188

1 J E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPAN.
IN C O R P O R A TED

25,000 O F FIC 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 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 following message.
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 trans­
mission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of F if t y D olla 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 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 M E S S A G E , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N. VAIL,

B.ELVIDERE BROOKS,

PRESIDENT

GENERAL MANAGER

705

R e c e iv e d a t

TO HANDLE THE BUSINESS OF BANKS AND

COMMERCE

KENTUCKY TENNESSEE ALABAMA MISSISSIPPI

.GENERALLY

OF

SECTIONS OF ARKANSAS MISSOURI

ILLINOIS INDIANA AND OHIO THE PEOPLE OF THE SEVERAL STATES TO THE
SOUTH:

OF US

ARE MORE FAMILIAR WITH OUR PEOPLE AND

BETTER UNDERSTANb OUR METHODS OF DOING BUSINESS AND THEY WOULD
PREFER LOUISVILLE-FOR THEIR REGIONAL BANK TO ANY CITY OUTSIDE
OF THEIR OWN SPECIAL STATES IT IS THE LARGEST LEAF
TOBACCO MARKET IN'THE WORLD AND

IS FAST BECOMING THE

GREATEST TOBACCO MANUFACTURING CENTER OF THE COUNTRY IT IS THE
LARGEST REAL WHISKEY MARKET AND IT IS NEAR THE TOP
OF THE LIST IN AMOUNT OF MONEY COLLECTED FROM INTERNAL
REVENUE.

IT IS GROWING RAPIDLY

AND GENERAL TRADE.




IN POPULATION AND IN MANUFACTURING

IT HAS AS GOOD TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES FOR

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»rm 2138

. HE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TED

25,000 O F FIC 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 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 following: message.
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 trans­
mission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of F if t y D olla rs, at which, unless otherwise stated below, tills
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 M E S S A G E , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

TH E O . N. VAIL,

BELVIDCRE BROOKS,

PRESIDENT

R e c e iv e d a t

GENERAL MANAGER

705

FREIGHT PASSENGER AND MAIL MATTER AS ANY POINT IN THE
ENTIRE COUNTRY OUR C IT Y RAS ALWAYS BEEN SINGULARLY FREE FROM
.LABOR TROUBLES AND FROM LAWLESSNESS OF ANY KIND THE BOARD
OF TRADE OF tCOlHSVILLE iS THE OLDEST AND ONE OF
THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SOUTH IT HAS MORE
THAN TWELVE HUNDRED MEMBERS AND SHOULD T H IS C IT Y BE SELECTED
FOR ONE OF THE REGIONAL RESERVE BANKS THEY W ILL DO
ALL IN T H E IR POWER TO A S S IS T IN MAKING THE NEW
CURRENCY LAWS A PRACTICAL SUCCESS#




L O U IS V IL L E BOARD OF TRADE#
BY LOGAN C MURRAY PRESIDENT.
525PM

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c o^
JU

26 Institutions
Richmond

HESOURGKS

t

IB Institution
Louisville
, ( .SL * U w ^*l'■_

Loans and
Discounts

•’ U ^ > a , . i C . C

40,010.07

38,694,748.75
v
\ %
24,372.60

Bonds, Securities, etc

8,644,813.61

18,569,712.56

Banking House Fr. F.

1,469,939.20

1,989,103.07

367,256.30

262,031.57

7,466,869.80

11,971,864.57

Checks and other cash items

54,083*05

147,087,90

Exchange for Clearing House

639,617.75

994,106.14

Cash on hand

2,192,657.20

5,123,597.59

Other resources

_ 833.678,24

4*494 *560 * §
.6

71,713,497*45

82,271,185.41

50,004,572.23

Overdrafts

Other Steal Estate owned
Due from Banks and Bankers

Total

MAR 2 8 1914
M/MKH-Wa

R s iss Org Committee
e . Suk

Capitol

10,472,440.15

Surplus

6,338,515.04

4,945,197.38

Undivided Profits

2,020,288.97

1,387,334.56

10,243,915.73

13,549t900.53

3,519.38

11,265»32

35,371,126.21

41,482,706*33

Postal Savings Deposits

12,244*44

132,098*02

United 3tates Deposits

475,648.72

1,202t831.13

Botes and Bills Bediscounted

220,460.59

Bills Payable

322,95ft*19

Due to Bank and Bankers
Dividends unpaid
Individual deposits

6,232,380*03

Other Liabilities




10,154,600.

Total

9.405.252*14

71*713,497.45
faa«3sssssss=

82,271,185.41
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Louisville feels that geographically and commercially it should be
selected as a looation for a Reserve Bank, The entire tobacco
industry of Kentucky, Southern industrial and business centers here
and is finanoed from here. The importance of the whiskey interests
is reflected by the Internal Revenue collections from this st&te.
Our claims have already been presented by Senator James and Rep/
Sherley. Can you* indicate to us what date and place our Clearing
House Committee can present facts and figures to your Orginization




Oscar Fenley,
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F M Gettys,
Clearing House Committee.
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W. 9. BROWN a SONS LUMBER CO.
NORMAN LUHBk

BOOKER-CECIL CO.
C. C. MENGEL ft BRO. CO.

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LOUISVILLE POINT LUMBER CO.

L o u i s v i l l e H a r d w o o d Cl u b

I . L. DAVIS LUMBER CO.

OHIO RIVER SAW MILL CO.
MEN6EL BOX CO.

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THE LOUISVILLE VENEER MILLS

H ARDW OOD LU M BER , V E N E E R S,

6. D. CRAIN, J r .. S e c r e t a r y ,
KELLER BUILDING

A N D M A H O G A N Y LUM BER.

New Address
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January 19, 1914,

JAN 2 1 19”
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M L M

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Chairman prganisation coxnmi11ee,
■federal Reserve Board,
■Washington, D. C.,
T^ear sir:

The Louisville Aardarcod Club, an organization composed of lumber
manufacturers - n wolesalers, has endorsed the selection of Louis­
^d
ville as a regional reserve bank, and desires to present some of
the facts particularly applicable to this business which suggest
the selection of Ihis city.
LouisvilleIs a gateway for hardv/oods, in the sense that it
“
great producing areas of the South and the important
consuming districts of the Kiddle west and 7 ast. Hardwoods manufactur­
?
ed as far south as Alabama and Mississippi are shined into Louis­
ville for assembling, sorting, etc,, and reshippedjx^the consuming
factories further north.
:oncequently far
The business done by i,ouisville concerni
c‘ 1 a n a l . Cina n f r m r mfim'hArft
from being local* One of our members has p m
sawmills at Dickson.
2!enn», Payette, Ala., and several points in j^entuclcy, in addition
to handling, the cut of many small mills throughout the Souui# . /
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others with headquarters in Louisville operate great mantf acturx.ng
plants in Louisiana. A T.cuisville cooperage company > i u
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mill ions invested hs& mills in T ouieiana ana Arkansas,
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material ie manufactured. A concern in tee
four of V cb largest box manufacturing plants in uie country,
SftfcSJ outside of Louisville, operate sawmills at sicfcian, Ky.,
KengelTOOd, «jenn., and ^ayville, L&*
T ie result of this condition, whida is that
h
in the frs business of manufacturing fores o products aav ©
gen ~rLi offices in Louisville, tut carry on
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parte of the uoutn.

•uating that theee facte will T e given proper consideration,
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we remain
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Hon* tau<•McAdoo fsecy of Treasury*
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As a spoke in the financial machinery of Louisville we desire to urge
upon your attention the desirability of selecting Louisville for one
of the regional basics*We believe from the fact that it is the central
city of the country and having the

backing of the banks of Kentucky

southern Indiana #Tennessee» and Georgia #
that the selection of this
city would prove an advantage to the currency system of the country»
aside from the oltys location »we also desire to call your attention to
the enormous revenue contributed by the revenue district in which
Louisville is located*
¥•<*•Osborne *Presldentf
Louisville stock Exchange*




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Louisville Ky

Dec 30 1913

Secy Treasy washn DU
The Claims of Louisville as the proper location for a regional
Dank are well founded she is familiar with the requirements
and business methods of the people located in the central
southern and southwestern states and is admirably situated
geographically this organization composed of leading manufactures
and joobers of Louisville marketing their goods in that vast
territory heartily endorses Louisvilles olaims




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Louisville, Ky. , January 14, 1914.
Hon. W. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
Louisvil3e, Ky.,
has the Location and represents the region
where the best service can be given to

the greatest number.

Louisville desires a Regional Bank on the ground of fitness and
ability to give the very best service first, last and all the time to
all the people.
Yours truly,

O RM




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Friday A.M.
Honorable

.G.McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury*
Washington, B.C.

Form

Sir:Subject - Regional Bank for Louisville,Ky.
Louisville is very anxious to secure a Regional Reserve
Bank*

This is the natural location for it, and the South should

be encouraged by having

it here*

This District is one of the

largest rNrfteime:L&g,liecting districts in the United States.

A bank

here could be conveniently reached by all the States south of Louis­
ville, aa well as those north of us«
Cincinnati;

We are only three hours from

three from Indianapolis;

five from Uashvillej twelve

from Memphis; and the crops right at our doors are the largest of
any in t j South for leaf tobacco, potatoes, and onions*
le
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Yours truly,
I l i G L BOX COMPANY,
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answ ered

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On accotint of the very large revenue the government collects from
Kentucky products aside from its geographical location, we consider
that Louisville should have one of the proposed regional banks and
we greatly hope you may consider favorably the placing of one here




C P Moorman and Co

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W ESTER* UNION
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WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU W ILL

GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO LO U IS V IL LE S

EFFORTS TO HAVE ESTABLISHED HERE
VERY LARGE WHISKEY AND TOBACCO
WELL AS THE LOCATION IN

INTERESTS OF THE STATE AS

CLOSE PROXjrTY TO THE SOUTH

ARE STRONG ARGUMENTS FOR OUR
WE ARE EN TITLED TO HAVE

A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK THE

CITY AND SHOW CONCLUSIVELY THAT

THE BANK FOR T H IS REGION

LOCATED IN L O U IS V IL L E




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NI6HT LE TTE R

For

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TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TE D

28,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

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

Ib is Company T R A N S M IT S an<l D E L I V E f .S nicssaare« only on conditions limitlmr its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the follow ing1 N ig h t L e tte r.
Errors eaji be guarded aaaiuM only by repeating1ft message back to tiie sending station for ooiiipArixon, and the Compiuiy will uot hold itself liable for errors or delays in
.nsmission or delivery o f Iu re p e u te d N ig h t Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the ainoimt paid for transm ission; nor In any ease beyond the sum o f
j It t y D olla rs, at which, uulc^s otherwise stated below, this messiure has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w riting w ithin
'sixty days after the mesmtre 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 nam<xi above.

B E L .V I D E R E B R O Q 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 ID E N T

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L O U IS V IL L E KY JANY 5 1 9 1 4
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SECY OF TREASURY

WASHN DC

WE RESPECTFULLY URGE THE LOCATION
FOR T H IS REGION AT L O U IS V IL L E

OF THE REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

ANO C 0 N 8 I0 E R $ G . THE’

REVENUE THE GOVERNMENT DERIVES FROM
L O U IS V IL L E IS ENTITLED TO THE




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T H IS D IS T R IC T WE FEEL THAT

MOST FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION

OLD KENTUCKY D IS T IL L E R Y
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Hon.Wm. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir,
We would respectfully request that Louisville be selected
as one of the cities forHlegional Bank.

Louisville, as you know,

is the center of large distilling interests, where a very large
amount of Internal Revenue taxes are paid on whisky and tobacco,
and is in close relation to the territory south of same* also* is
within a few miles of the center of population of the United States.
We, therefore, earnestly request that Louisville be selected as one
of the cities for^"Regional Bank.




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Louisville, Ky*, January 14, 1914.
Hon. W. G. MeAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C
Dear Sir:
Louisville, Ky/, want

a Regional Bank,

Why ? Because diversified crops, special crops and great
national staple crops, minerals and other raw materials produced in
the regions directly tributary to Louisville make Louisville a crop
and material handling metropolis of the highest grade.




Yours truly,

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A. & C. B. ROBINSON

D is t r ic t A g e n ts

Portsmouth Steel Co.
Interstate Iron and Steel Co.

OPEN H E A R T H STEEL
Any Desired Analysis

L o c a l A g en ts

503

i^ukens Iron and Steel Co.

K e l le r B u ild in g

Subject

Billets,
Plates,
Sheets,
Universal Mill Plates,
Angles and Bars.

2,1914k. CBR/B33?.
Controller of the Currency,
Currency
Washington, D. C
ir
lie -wish to add what influence we may b a r d toward the

location of a regional reserve bank in Louisville.* We are closely
in touch with such places as Memphis, Hashville, Knoxville and
Chattanooga and we know that a large amount of business in these
points id done through Louisville.

We also know that Louisville

is extremely conservative Aot only in estimating the business they
do, but in making claims about it.

If one listened for instance

to the claims made by Memphis business men and take them at face
value, one would be convinced that Memphis was the only City in
the South doing business.
cannot be substantiated#

As a matter of fact, these claims
Louisville does not boast. . In fact,

every claim that Louisville may make caii be easily proved to be a
fact.

There is no doubt that the location of Louisville is such

that it can give superior service to a very large territory in
manyStates and it now has, not a theoretical business, but an
actual business and an internal revenue producing district which
gives it a substantial claim for a Regional Reserve Bank City.




Yours ret

A. & C. B. ROBHTSOU

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O F F IC E R S
F. P. BUSH. P r e s i d e n t
408

WEST M a i n

STREET

MAIN 1 8 9 6

C. OSCAR EWING, F ir s t V ic e P r e s i d e n t
306

WEST BRECKINRIDGE STREET

SOUTH 1 0 2 8

C. H. HAM ILTON. SEC Y-TREAS.
400

WALKER BUILDING

CITY 6 9 1 1

ROTARY
CLUB
OF LOUISVILLE

D IR E C TO R S
L. L. ANDERSON.
408 LINCOLN BUILDING

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ARTHUR KAYE,
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416 W e s t M ain s t r e e t

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ALFRED STRUCK,,
571 G a r d e n ^ S tr e e t

S E C R E T A R Y ’S O F F IC E : 400 W A LK E R B U IL D IN G
H om e P h o n e C it y 6911

Januarjr 14, 1914*

Hon* Wm. G* McAdoo, M, C ,
Washington, D. C.
Bear SirrLast night, at a meeting of the Rotary
Club of Louisville, which is composed of 140
representative business and professional men,
our Club unanimously adopted the. resolution,
a copy of which is hereto attached.
We respectfully pass thia on to you for
your information.




MAIN

LEE E. CRALLE,

Very truly yours,
ROTARY CLUB OF LOUISVILLE.

M ain

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Resolutions unanimously adopted
by th#

R.'‘0 T A K Y

0F LOBXSVXLLS*

C U B

January 13,1914.
WBKftEAS,. under the Federal Reserve Act, there
are to he established not loss than eight and not mors
than twelve regional b&nJca,
AMD WHgREks* In r t m

of th® fact that the do-

v«lopeient of the South h&a be<m greatly hampered by th#
Inability to secure sufficient funds for legit iasate busi­
ness purposes, it seems important that this sootion of tbm
country be given specie.1 consideration,
AND WH8HSAS* by reason of its location* railroad
and river facilities, ssKnimfmoturing importance, nearness to
Xar$e mineral Health, population served, bank clearings,
large internal revenue collections, and warm personal re­
lations with th« South extending over m&ny years, Louisville
is an ideal place for the location of one of these regional
b r .n k s .

TBBKKFOKg BE I f

3RSQLYSD that * •* the ambers of

the Rotary Club* assembled th is 13th

day o f Jenuary, 1914,

urg0 the Organ!nation Committee to consider carefully the
claims o f th is c ity and section.
AND BE I f FtJBf HER RESOLVED that a copy of these
resolutions be furnished Hon. Wm* G. McAdoo, Chairman of the
fixation Committee,' and the Tepresent*tive s and Senators
t
f o i this State
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Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C
Dear Sir:
I trust that you

your Committee will give careful

consideration to Louisville, *
fey., in the selection of points for
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establishing Regional Reserve Banks.
rounded by a rich territory.

On all sides Louisville is sur­

With its sound banking record, the bank­

ers in that territory will be greatly pleased over its selection, I
feel sure.




Thanking you for your consideration,
Yours truly,

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Form

NIGHT L E T T E R

B

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O RA TED

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

XMs Company T R A N S M I T S mid D E L 1 T E K S messages only on conditions limltlm," its liability, which have been assented to b y the sender o f the following: N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors etui be yuardod against only by repeaUnjr a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays in
ismission o r delivery o f lin r e p e a te U N ig h t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a eum equal to the am ount paid for irausm ission; nor In any ease beyond the sum o f
j »fty D olla r*, nt which, unless otherwise staled below, this messajre has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where Ibe claim is not presented iu w ritin g within
six ty days after the message 1b 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 l ’ f E I t , and la delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

TH E O . N. VAIL,

R e c e iv e d a t
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B ELV IDE R E

PRESIDENT

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

1544

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L O U IS V IL LE KY JANY 5 1 9 1 4
HON W G MCADOO
SECY OF THE TREASURY
WE URGE THE SELECTION OF

WASHN DC

LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

AS ITS GEOGRAPHICAL S IT U A T IO N IS
COUVENIENT IN MAKING HEAVY TAX

SPLENDID FOR THAT PURPOSE AND
PAYMENTS TO GOVERNMENT WHICH ENTITLES

I T TO FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION




SUNNY BROOK D IS T IL L E R Y CO
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W E S T E R UNION
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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

RECEIVED A T

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SECRETARY OF TREASURY YASHIHGTOH DC
,IE VIAHT MORE) MOMEY EASY MOUSYj HAJDY TO GET- IT. AS if SOMETIMES. WAHT
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ARE TOLD REGIONAL BANKS. ARE TO* EE ESTABLISHED. TO

MEET.SUCH'REQUIREMENTS PLEASE PLANT ONE. INiLOUISVILLE
THIXIOH MILLETT AMD CO.




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WESTEEM UNION
DAY BETTER
THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT
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KENTUCKY BEING THIRD LARGEST REVENUE PARING STATE I N THE UNIONAOOOUsIT GEOGRAPHICAL

LOCATION LO U ISV ILLE SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO

REGIONAL RESERVE BANK ANO WE RESPECTFULLY URGE YOUR FAVORABLE CON
-S ID E R A T IO N OF THE P E T IT IO N OF LO U IS V IL L E BANKERS




JAMES

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Jan.8f1914

Hon.Wm.G.MoAdoo
Sect of the Treasury
Washington,D,C.

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F o r m

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Dear Sir;
Kentucky taxpays annually about thirty five million gallons
of whisky which at low valuation, say, two dollars per gallon
would mean a total amount of seventy million dollars, a large
part of which has to he furnished by our Douisvilie banks,
although most of the whisky is used in other States, This
emphasizes the necessity of a Regional Reserve Bank in(
jgillej as not only is Kentucky vitally interested but even
prohibition Maine
Bankers in lew York inform us that if a large Regional Beserve
Bank there i$ established it will insure cheap money, but
while this may be so as far as loans, with 'stocks and bonds
as collateral , are concerned, it would not help the local
situation any.
Yours truly,
Jas.Thompson & Bro. /
By ¥.0.Robertson, ^
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SECY THE TREASY WASHN DC
WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU W ILL

GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO LO‘ <IS V ILLE S

EFFORTS TO HAVE ESTABLISHED HERE
VERY LARGEST WHISKEY AND TOBACCO
WELL AS THE LOCATION IN

INTERESTS OF THE STATE AS

CLOSE PROXJ_M|TY TO a SOUTH ARE

STRONG ARGUMENTS FOP OUR C IT Y
ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE

A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK THE

AND WHO CONCLUSIVELY T H U WE

BANK FOR T H IS 'R E G IO N LOCATED

IN L O U IS V IL L E




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S.W e b e r & S otst

RUBBER

EST AB LISHED 1885

METALS

IR O T S A N D S T E E L

PAPER STOCK

RAIIAVAY E Q U I P M E N T - MAC, IIINERY
o f f ic e s

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Mr. Me ADoo.,

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January 14, 1914*

Secy. & Treas.,

Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:-

We earnestly believe that the Government could
not find a city that is more in need of and to be more benefi­
cial to this territory to have a Regional Reserve Bank, than
Louisville, and we trust you will heed the appeal of our peo­
ple here at Louisville and favor us with this bank.
We must admit that there is a great many things
that have occured in the last year or two that has not placed
us in a favorable position, but think Louisville, considering
the Geographical location and the people that could be served
with this kind of an institution there is none better.
Thankingi you for your kind attention in this
matter, we beg to remain,




Yours very truly,

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Louisville, Ky., January 14, 1914.
Hon. W. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,

„

Washington, D. C#
Dear Sir:

/

Allow me/ to respectfully suggest a Regional Reserve Bank for
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Louisville, Ky^f
It is essential to the success of the new currency system that
communities having a common cause and mutual understanding, should be
linked with each other.
Louisville’s financial and commercial institutions have had
intimate business relations in the South for more than three genera­
tions .
Southern bankers and business men universally would be glad
to see Louisville selected.




Yours truly,

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WESTERN UNION
DAY LETTER.

Fo

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

'RECEIVED A T

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RESPECTFULLY URGE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
LOCATION OF REGIONAL RESERVE BANK FROM
TAXES ON BONDED WHISKEY AND LARGE

AND THE D IS T IL L IN G BUSINESS IN




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SECY OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC

CROPS THE REGIONAL BANK W IL L

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L O U IS V IL L E CLAIMS FOR

STANDPOINT OF LARGE PAYER OF

USER OF MONEY TO CARRY MATURING

BE GREAT A ID TO US
GENERAL
WRIGHT AND TAYLOR
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NIGHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 B

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

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

C AB 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 lim iting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the following: N ig h t L e tte r *
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating1 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 o f U n r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e tte r s , sent aft reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y 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 within
sixty days after the message is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
This i* an U N R E P E A T E D N IG H T U E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

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

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

R e c e iv e d a t

1550

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MAD ISO N VILLE KY JAN 5 1914
MRW G

MCADOO
WASHN DC

■WE ASK YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION

OF L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL BANK

BELIEVIN G FROM ALL VIEW POINTS IT W ILL SERVE THE CLI ENT ILE
OF D IS T R IC T WITH MORE SATISFACTION




AND BETTER RESULTS

FARMERS NATIONAL BANK

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NIQHT L E T T E R
TH 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

CAB LE SER V ICE T O A LL 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 lim iting its liability, which have been assented to b y the sender o f the following' N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded apainst 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 U n r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, bevond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise; stated below, this messagre has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any cose where the claim is not presented in w riting w ithin
sixty days after the lnessacre is Hied with the Company for transmission.
This is an D N B 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.

THEO.

N. V A IL,

P R E S ID E N T

B E LV ID E R E

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

R e c e iv e d a t
282C PS 25 NL

1 2 7 3
MADISONVILLE KY JAN 6 14

HON WM G MCADOO
WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LO U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL
F A C IL IT IE S

E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION

CONSIDERED HOPE




RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT
AND EVERYTHING ELSE

YOU WILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION
C E OWENS

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23 1 EXTRA
MANCHESTER KY JANY 7

HON WM G MCADOO SECY OF TRESY
WASHN DC
L O U IS V IL L E CENTRAL LOCATION LARGE BANKING AND TRADE RELATION MAKE IT
AN IDEAL C IT Y FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK HOPE YOU WILL SELECT L O U IS V IL L E




CARNAHAN AND REID

MERCHANTS

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H. M ACKAY,

Pr e s i d e n t .

TELEGRAM

D ELIVERY No.

The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company (Incorporated)transm its and delivers this message subject to the terms and conditions printed on the back of this blank.
DESIGN PATENT No. 40529

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264Bm*T. 25.
Marion ,Ky. *Jan.6,1914.
Hon.William 0.McAdoo,
Secy of The Treasury ^Washington ,B.c.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenient
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered hope you will make this selection*




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Hon W G mcA&©o
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We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenient,
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered hope youjwilXJM^e this selection

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D . B . STAN ,

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5033

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Hon. W. W. McAdoot
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. 0.
Dear Sir:~
We write to ask your favorable consideration of
e r

the requests
Kentucky.

for location of a Regional Bank at Louisville

The money crop throughout this entire section

is tobacco, and all financial arrangements for moving and
handling the crop is looked after by Louisville Banks. Due to
long experience the financial instutions of that city are
perfectly familiar with our needs in this respect and know the
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tobacco securities. Business in this section T
TOuld be seriously

hampered


should this business go to some other point. It is o

H .C a s h e r

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D . B . STAN

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NO.

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important to the general business interests of this? entire
section that no change be made in the financial plan for
movement of our money crops. Louisville is qualified in every
r£3!9Bc<fe to look after the needs of this territory, and we trust
the Regional Bank to serve this section will be located at that
point.




v ery t m ly you rs f
City National Bank,
By

Cashier.

'H .C as h ie r.

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UN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O R A TED

25,000 pVraefeS ir^ A M E R IC A

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

This Compan® TRAN SM ITS a in y P E L lV E iy m ie s s a g e s only on conditions limit-iner its liab ility, w hich have been assented to b y the sender o f the following: Nlfflit Letter.
Errors can
guarded as'ifei* only by ropoyjffiff
a message back to the sending station for com parison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable fo r errors o r delays In
transmission or delivery o£> tiBjW>fcatod Aig-MrJL,etter8. sent at reduced rates, be.voml a sum equal to the am ount paid for transm ission; nor In any case beyond the sum o f
F if t y D ollars, at which, i f i l e * Sfnerwtso stajpu below, this mcssajre lias been valued by tho sender thereof, nor in any ease where tho claim is not presented in writing: w ithin
Sixty days
01 the messacyYs'flh'd with tlH yw niw ny fo r transmission.
T h is^ sau l i 3 l( E l^ L j y | £ D N IG U T y i l i T 'l ’ E K , and is delivered b y request o f tho sender, under tho conditions named above.
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THEOT N. VA1!

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

iS ID E N T ,

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MAYFIELD KY DEC 2 9 - 1 3

SECRETARY OF TREASURY

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WASHN DC
THE GREAT INTEREST LOOKING TOWARDS

LO U IS V IL L E BEG YOUR CAREFUL CONSlDc

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-A T I ON OF HER APPLICATION IN SELECTING LOCATIONS
CANT SEE HOW YOU CAN

MISS HER AND DONT KNOW

HOW YOU COULD GET ON

FOR RESERVE BA W K tr^rr

WELL WITHOUT HER THE MAP

AuD THE REVENUE RECORDS W ILL SHOW YOU




EXCHANGE BANK
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Hon. Wm.G.McAdoo,
Secretary of the treasury,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir
In the selection of cities for Reg£€nal Keserve
Banks, we believe it will he the effort of^your committee to
disturb existing conditions as little Jre possible.

For this

reason, if for no other, louisville/shouia receive your most
favorable consideration, as it is the natural financial and
commercial center of the large and rich territory embracing
several states of the South and Middle West.




Yours very truly,

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Louisville is the logical point ib ^ 4a Regional
serve Bank, to serve the rich territory of which it

the fi­

nancial and commercial) center.
I urge the seleotion of louisvillj^ believing that
the best interests of the Government and the people at large
will be furthered thereby.
Tours very truly,
s
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To Hon. Wm.a.MeAdoo,




Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, B.C.

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T E L E G R A M

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Hon Wm G McAdoofSecretary Treasury,

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We hope you may see way clear to favor Louisville for regional "bank
everything considered center location banking relations and other
conveniences
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'TEL f r o .

1914

Carfeer Hardware Go,G 0 Duncan,Manager

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TAL

T E L E G R A P H - C A

NIGHT

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LETTERGRAM

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T H E P O S T A L T E L l«R A S »M -C A S I.E C O H I ( I H C O R P O R A T C O ) T H A M a « r T » A H O 9 I U V E R S T M iS M IQ H T L E T T E R S * * * ! S U B J E C T T O T H S

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C L A R E N C E H . M A C K A Y , P H r S IO C K T .

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Hon. 1. 0.lioAaao ,gecy of Traas,,
Was&injfton,D.<%
Louiovllie k u aade application for asglonal Becerve Baik.lt Is
geographically and ooaaerclally a moot suitable looatlon and appeals
to ue as Ilia Xooatlon and we most Heartily endorse same*




Fanners national Bask.

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Mayfield Ky Deo 30 1913
McAdoo
Seoy was^n DC
f most kearitly and urgently recommend Louisville Ky for
e
a regional reserve bank t y reason of its looation and lousiness
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transacted we think it entitled to one




Graves County Banking and Trust C©
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WESTERM UNION
DAY IsETTER
THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT

RECEIVED A T
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W ILLIA M G MCADOO

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SECY OF TRESY WASHN DC

LAW AND ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
THE REGIONAL BANKS BECAUSE IT




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WE FAVOR

WASHN DC
L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION FOR

CONVENE INCE FEATURES BANKING RELATI ONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU MAY MAKE THE SELECTION




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M A Y FIE L D , K E N T U C K Y

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Jan- 8th/

Hon, Wm G* McAdoo
Washington City
Ky Bear Sir.

\

I t&ke this method to inform you that I am in

of t h ^ /
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Regional Reserve Bank to be located at Louisville Ky-Ky/home is atTtoryfiel.
Ky- ,But I do some buisness at Louisville Ky- I would be glad to see one
of the banks located there as it is the center of population and would be
aasy to get to,




A espt-Yours
i
W.E.Shelton

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Form 168

WESTERN UNION
_________ 1913 DEC 29 ■ « 02
TELEGRAM
THEO N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

r e c e d e d a t W B ild g, C r. 14thmi FSts., W in , D C ALWAYS
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JG 1 0 MAYSVILLE KY DEC 2 9 - 1 3

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SECY U S TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
WE CONSIDER LO U IS V IL L E KENTUCKY LOGICAL




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STANDARD BANK
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THEO. N. VAIL, P RESID EN T

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F4NY

KN

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MIDWAY KY JAN 5 14
HON W ILL IMA MC-AOOO
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E AS THE
BANK FOR T H IS SECTION I T

LOCATION FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE
W IL L BE GREATLY TO OUR

INTEREST AS MERCHANTS ALSO TO

OUR LARGE AGRICULTURSL INTEREST AND

W IL L SERVE T H IS SECTION BETTER
C IT IE S THAT ARE E L IG IB L E WE




THAN ANY OF THE OTHER

ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION
L F PAYNE
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DESIGN PATENT No. 40528

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Millersfcurg, Ky. Jan. 1 % 1914.
K on W n T. McAdbo,
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Secy

Treasy, Washn,B.G*

We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenient
facilities existing trade and teanking relations and everything else
considered hOT>e yon you will xaake this selection.




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Form £ o

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MoAdoo Washington DC
We heartily endorse Louisville Ky as location for regional bank
so we think

it is geograpiGally commercially a most

suitable loaotifn




G

L Prior Prest First State Bank
of Monterey Ky

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THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

RECEIVED A T

236RD KR

27 BLUE
KY JAN 6TH 1 4

MONTERRY
HON W ILLIAM MC D00

SECY TREASY
WASHN DC

WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E
CONVENIENCE

FOR

F A C IL IT IE S

AND EVERY THINK ELSE

A

REGIONAL

E X IS T IN G

CONSIDERED

RESERVE BANK LOCATION

TRADE AND BANKING RELATION
HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE

TH IS

SELECTION




KEMPER FOSTER CO

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RECEIVED A T

132ANV

25 BLUE
MONTI0ELL0 KY JAN 8 14

HON WM G MCADOO
SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DO
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

FACILITIES EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE




RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

THIS SELECTION
D L TATE & SON
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WESTERM UNION

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SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E AS LOCATION
T H IS SECTION I T W ILL BE

FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK FOR

GREATLY TO OUR IN TE R E S T* AS

•MERCHANTS ALSO TO OUR LARGE
T H IS SECTION BETTER THAN ANY

AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND WOULD SERVE
OTHER C I T I E S THAT ARE E L IG IB L E

WE ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION
WHEAT AND W ILLIAM S

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MOREHEAD KY JAN 6 14

HON WM Q MC-ADOO
WE FAVOR

SECY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
LO U IS V IL LE
FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING
CONSIDERED




HOPE YOU

RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION
MOREHEAD HARDWARE CO
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TELEGRAM

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MORGASFIELD KY Deo 29 1913

Hon W G MoAdoot
Secretary of the Treasury
Wa& *n D C
Unite the north and south by plaoin-g a Begional Bank in Louigville
the Metropolis of the state that furnished both Lincoln and Davis.




The Peoples Bank and Trust Co.
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# E APPEAL TO YOU TO

ESTABLISH ONE OF THE REGIONAL

RESERVE BANKS AT L O U IS V IL L E




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Washington D C
I favor Louisville as the location for a regionaVreserve Bank for
this section. It wou/d be greatly to our interest as merchants also
to our large agricultural interests and it would serve m this section
better than any of the other cities that are eligible. I e ask your
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TH E 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 ER IC A

C A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL 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, w hich have 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 fo r comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f T Jn repeated N ig h t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum < £
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F i f t y 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 riting within
sixty days alter the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N B £ F £ 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 the conditions named above.

T H E O . N. VAIL, P R E S ID E N T

B E LV 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 a t
12\ y

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x

293CWK 25 NL
MORTONSGAP KY 7 UAN 14
HON WM G MCADOO
WASHN DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING
CONSIDERED HOPE




RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

YOU WILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION
KINGSTON COAL CO

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UNION _
TER

WESTE
DAY

* 'rm 2589 B

*914 jan 6 PM 5 06

7 1 7

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

REC E IV E D A T
169C H 25 BLUE
N

MT STERLING KY JAN 6 1 9 1 4
HON Ml G MCADOO
SECY TREASY
WASHINGTON OC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING

RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE

CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W ILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




CHENAULT 4 OREAR

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Form 2289

NIGHT L E T T E R

B

STERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

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

O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A
This Ctfmpany
Errors can be
transmission or
F i f t y D ollars,
slxttr days after.
This is an '

T H io

T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions lim iting’ Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the following1 N ig h t L e t t e r ,
d against onjy by repeating- a message back to the sending- station for-com parlson, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
if U iirep e iv te d Nigrht L e t t 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
unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the B e n d e r thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writlnir within
ssage Is filed jfrlth th e Company fo r transmission,
E A T E D j n G H l ' L E V T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

N

B E L V ID E R E

C R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

*

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8TJC 1MR 2*N L

i

BURRAY KY DEC 2 9 - 1 3

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THE HON SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY ■
WASHINGTON DC
-WE UR-6E YOU TO LOCATE

A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK AT

L O U I S V I L L E KENTUCKY THE LOCATION IS
C I T Y YOUR CONSIDERATION




BANK OF HURRAY

UNSURPASSED W IL L YOU GIVE T H I S

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WESTE
DAY

UNION

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

J9i4 jf li 6 PM 7 43

R E G E IV
227C KE 25 BLUE
MURRAY KY MANY 6 19 14
HON WM G MCADOO SECY TREASY
WASHN DC

WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT
F A C IL IT IE S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED TRUST YOU WILL MAKE T H IS SELECTION




E S DIUG UID

AND SON

735PM

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T E L E G R A P H —CABLE

NIGHT

COMPAN

LETTERGRAM

H * P O S T A L T£ L E 6 H A I* H «C A »L S : C O M P A N T (IN C O R P O R A T E D ) T H A N S M IT 8 AMO B E U W M T H I S M iS H T LC TTC R fitNA M S U S P E C T T O TM*
T E R M S AND CONDITIONS PRINTED ON T H E 8 A C K OF T H I S IKL A N K .

C L A R E N C E H. M A C K A Y , PUJCSIDKNT.

RECEIVED AX

IN D EP EN D EN T
48
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PROGRESSIVE

nh
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wca|tle pKymDec* 29 *19IB.
Secretary of Treasury f

laaliingtenfa.c.
we appeal to yen te oonsldtr favorably the application of
Louisville tKy*fl»r regional bank* This city le geographically and
centrally situated fier the convenience of the greatest number if
Patron bax*s of any in the central south*




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SHT LETTER

m 2289 B

THEt%E*rrERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Jr

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in c o r p o r a t e d

i5,00QFOFFICES IN A M ER IC A

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

This ComaaJW 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 b y the sender o f the following: N ig h t h e tte r.
Errorsi*pa»*We gruardedfag-ainst only by repeating a messag-e back to the sending’ station fo r comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays in
tr a n s m is s io n 's delivery Jr U n r e p e a t e d Nlgrht L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the qmnount paid fo r transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
F ifty Dblliftrbf at whicjprunless 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 ritin g w ithin
EixtTf&Q. a e r the majSag-e is filed w ith the Company for transmission.
U N K /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.

\TH I

N. V A JL, P r

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

e s id e n t

T2W W

EGCIVTED A T
25GC JG 3 7 - N L

N IC H O L A S V I L L E KY DEC 3 0 - 1 3
SECY OF THE TREASURY
WASHN DC
THE L O C A T IO N OF L O U I S V I L L E AND

HER E X T E N S IV E AiMD CLOSE COMMERCIAL

R E L A T IO N S W IT H CENTRAL SOUTHERN STATES
FOR ONE OF THE R E G IO N A L

MAKE HER AM E X C E L L E N T P O I W

RESERVE BANKS AND. WE R E S P E C T F U L L Y

RECOMMEND HER TO YOUR FAVORABLE C O N S ID E R A T IO N R E S P E C T rU L L Y




FARMERS EXCHANGE BANK

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Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury,
Washington,D.C.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location. It would be
greatly to our interest as merchants to our large agricultural busi'
ness and banking relations as well. It would serve this section
splendidly. In considering hope you select Louisville




J E Poore and Go
318pm

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NI G H T L E T T E R

Forr

9B

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 IY 'C ItS messages only on conditions lim iting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the following: N ig h t ^Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating1a 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 L n r e p e a t e d NS^lit L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
t i f t y 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 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 I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

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

R

B ELV ID E R E BROOKS, G E N E R A L M AN AGER

eceived at

2 35C PS 3 0 NL 4 EX

1 L91 ^
ONEIDA KY JAN 9 14

HON WM G MCADOO
SECRETARY OF TREASURY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL
F A C IL IT IE S
CONSIDERED

RESERVE BANK LO CATIO N CONVENIENT

E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANK R E LATIO NS
HOPE YOU W IL L MAKE T H IS

SELECTIO N

OENIDA MERCANTILE CO INC
j ,1 .

D W WALKER MGR

948PM
%




AND EVERYTHING ELSE

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'gxm sum . gjepartmmxt
T E L E G R A M

Owensboro Ky Deo 30 1913
of the Treasury,
Washington,?). C
We hope you will select Sutatt&x Louisville ,I£y,as one of the
regional reserve cities




Farmers and fraders Bank

'

4

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P □

AL

T E L E G R A P H —C A B L E

St, N I B H T

COMPA

LETTERGRAM

THC POSTAL TCLEQRAPH-CASLC COMPANT (INCORPORATED) TR AN SM ITS AND DELIVERS TH IS NIOHT LETTERORAM S U B JE C T TO T H I
TERMSjANOHCONDITIONJJM#INTEDOJMni<EBACI^O^THI^liWNKj>^^^^^^^^^^^^
____ C lA B E W C E H . M A C frftY ./frRESIOEHT.
R E O E IV E D

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INDEPENDENT

4
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A T

COMPETITIVE

PROGRESSIVE

W/ 143 NY 33 NL
OiVENSBORO .KY JAN 7^-14
HON G I L L U M G i& CAD 00
WASHN DC
I'F A V O R L O U IS V IL L E

FOR REGIONAL KESERVE BANK L 0C#iTl ON • THE E F ­

FECT UPON I T S BANKING R E L A T IO N S W ITH . TH E tiKEAT . TOBACCO V H i SKEY $
V
COAL AMD T U B E H S ECTIO NS AMD
B E N E F IT rtESP EC TFU LLY
J 0 FREDERICK




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'g vm surv^ gepartrajerxt
T E L E G R A M

14
itPO MO

25
OWEUSBOHO Ky Jan 6 1914

Hon Wm McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,
Wash ingt on, .G.
D
As we pay our two million dollar* in government taxes annually it
would be a great convenience to us to have regional "bank in Louis
ville




I p © Distilleries Go
jr

1914

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

T ELE G R A PH -C AB LE

NIGHT

COMPANY

LETTERGRAM

m
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fa

TH E P O S T A L T £LC < SR A PH «C A B L£ C O M P A J tr (I N C O R P O R A T E D ) T R A N S M I T S A M P B C U V M S T M !S S IG H T L E T T E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H >

Tsmmi(Bcoi(Dmo»spmNnDo«THm«orTH2*wNfc^^
R g O E IV E D

INDEPENDENT

IX

A T

COM PETITIVE

D E L IV E R Y

N U M B B R

PROGRESSIVE

43
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479BO. T. 44.H„L.
Owensboro *Ky« fjasuS #1914*
Hon*ma.0*McAdoo, secy Treasuryt
Washington « uC«
D
In considering cities tbr the location of regional reserve banfcs
would like to add our appeal for Louisville on a
line between the mrifc eadsthe south it would serve
a vast section and a great agricultural territory•Bop£ ~iV
will receive ■




lS'A

p.B.Lanoaet«? and oo.juussp.

t

L $

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P O

AL

T ELE G R A PH -C AB LE

NIGHT

COMP

LETTERGRAM

rAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY (INCORPORATED) TRANSMITS A U G DCUVERS THIS NIGHT LETTERGRAM SUBJECT TO TH t
iO COIiMTI^I^PWINTEO O N THE BAC* O P T H I S BLANK.
C L AR EN CE H. M A C KAY, PRESIDENT.

R E O E IV E O

INDEPENOZNT

A T

D e l iv e r y

COMPETITIVE

N u m b e r

D
PROGRESSIVE

4-333

I.b 1 « •

OwenefcGro ,Ky« 9
0oo» 51
secretary ot The Yrearary# i.f
lwlteidoo,

Washington f cu
B#
Resolved that the clearing house association o f Owensboro, Kentucky,,
do especially request and urge the Reserve Bank organization committee
to designate

n a t v y ut o« Q

Reserve city.

A M ?vyegep
1914
1145 pm.




IZO S M X 'i

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IF o rm

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/I

£ xm sum > department
’

19P0

R 35

D ?
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1914

T E L E G R A M

OwensDoro Ky jan 6 1914

- p, q h r aP H
i ’
o?-r IOE.

Hon W G MuADOO
eeoty Treasury

A

s

We favor *
Louisville for^^gi^ml reserv^vbank loo&tion
"
convenient facilities qjrfteting t a n a

wanking relations

ana everything elde cons i ^ y ^ hope you will make this
selection
Owenihoroc ' Forging Go




138pm_______

iA N 5 W &Re.Dj
::M 7

19H

/, $
jl'lTI___ _

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDEN T

DECEIVED AT
106C HN 2 5 BLUE

6 6 3
OWENSBORO KY J« N 8 1 9 1 4

P4JAH 8 W 4 4$

HON WM G MCADOO
SECRETARY OF TREASURY

WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE
F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING

BANK LO CATIO N CONVENIENCE

R E LA TIO N AND EVERYTHING ELSE

CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W IL L MAKE T H IS SELECTIO N




THE T J TURLEY CO
447PM

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WESTERN UNION
DAY l e t t e r

Forr

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDEN T

. £CEIVED A T

io n

KM 3 5 BLUE 9 EX
(\9 = i

PADUCAH KY JAN 8

O

HON WM 0 MCADOO

.
SECTY OF THE TRF.ASY WASHN D 0

WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E

FOR THE

© \4 ^

pjn A 5*®

.

REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING
CONS I DERE DIHOPE YOU W IL L MAKE T H I S




,

R E L A T IO N AND EVERYTHING ELSE
S E LE C TIO N

P H JOHNSTON , MANAGER TR ANSPORAT AT I ON AYER AND LORD
T IE CO PADUCAH KY
42 1 PM
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fcxix*

67 W f a
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S»»a«*K8iNwrtwent

(Form £

T E L E G R A M

Paducah Ky Dec 30 1913
Secty Treasury
^ashn DC
We de#m it important and logical that a federal reserve bank
should be established at Louisville and trust an opportunity will
be established for a hearing
Citizens Savings sank
355pm




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!

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O of
ffice

J a n u a r y
5"

1 9 14.
Hon. William G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir
We would appreciate the Regional
Reserve Bank under the new Currency Act for this
region being located at Louisville, and we thank
you in advance for any consideration accorded
our request„

Very truly yours,
2/TB

There is i\o method of making customers equal to the method of umaking good'
BROOK HILL certainly makes good
■ 


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F. N. BURNS, President and Gen. Mgr,
E. B. HARBOUR, Vice-President
GLADSTONE BURNS, Secretary

LINA SKINNr
'reasurer
LISH B. HARL
n. Manager
JAS. BURNS, Manager *

Department Store Co.
HALF S Q U A R E FR O M B R O A D W A Y

P a d u c a h , K y.

,Jan. 3, 1914
William G. McAdoo, Esq
Washington, I . C.
)
Dear Sir:
Everybody in this section favors Louisville as the location
for a regional Reserve hank for this territority.
Merchants, farmers, tradesmaen and professional men with
whom we have talked think this hank so located would be a wonderful
help to this section of the country.
May we expect consideration




Yours very truly

Pres. & Gen. Mgr

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UN1
UH

WESTE

'TER

DAY

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDEN T

RECEIVED A T
7 21,

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BLUE

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'PADUCAH KY 7
H I.' WILL I AH G M
O
CAD O
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SiiCY OF ‘
THU TRKASUBY I4SHINGTOK DC
WOULD L IE S FOR. YOU 3 ) GIVE LOOISViLLS E2KVUCZY i’ATORABLE
COWSIDHRATIOli FOR B23GIOEAL HBSEBTT3 BASE L0CA7I01? COKCID2RIHGCOH7 3 KIlil-Cii
P^C ttH T H B A ® EXI32I1IG VUiaJB AEB M B EK G »3U T IO H S IDTE YOU WILL

MAS T
VOW - I L
K MIGEABL &KD BRO




1214

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gmtsxmj Department
TELEGRAM
34WU MO

13
PADUCAH Ky Jan 2 1914

Hon W G McAdoo,Seeretary,
Washington,D.C,
Permit us to earnestly request that Louisville be location of federal
reserve bank




Paducah Banking Co
1242pm

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1914
j

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W E S T E R UNIO$ JAN 6

79
1

2389 B

PM 5

DAY

THEO, N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT
V 341 C H; 4 2 BLUE; 4 EX
PADUCAH ICY, 6

HON WILLIAM G MCADOO

»

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SECY OF THE TBESY WASHINGTON DC
VE STRONGLY URGE THAT.YOU LOCATE REGIONAL RESERVE BANK AT .
LOUISVILLE' KENTUCKY CONVENIENT TO THIS ENTIRE SECT I OK AN WITH ALL
D
, NEEDED FACILITIES ALL MERCHANTS FARMERS AND MANUFACTURERS
: JO IN. US IN

T H I S

REQUEST HOPING. TOO WILL M
AKE THIS SELECTION

RETAIL HBBCHiFTS M S O C U T IO I




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^
7 1 7

F r 19
om 6

WESTERM, UNION
T E lS © R A M
THEO N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

C E rv'E D A T Wyatt Building, Cer. 14th and FSts., WashingtonBl Cr^OPtN* _
m w a s* w

5 39

194C JG 2 2 -

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PEMBROKE KY DEC 2 9 - 1 3
SECY OF TREASURY

CX 4
V -t.

WASHN DC
WE URGE THE SELECTIO N OF

L O U IS V IL L E FOR RESERVE BANK BY

RESONS OF IT S GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

AND IT S

IMPORTANCE AS A

COMMERCIAL CENTER




FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK

537P

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WESTERN UNION * 4'

TEL

Form 168

AM

TH EO . N. VAIL, PRE SID EN T

re ce iv e d a t

1 39C

hn

Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th andFSts., Washington, D.C. A
i?£j8

23
PEMBROKE KY JAN 6 1 9 1 4

HON WM G MCADOO
SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E REGIONAL RESERVE

BANK LO CATIO N CONVENIENT F A C I L I T I E S

E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING R E LA TIO N S

AND EVERYTHING CONSIDERED HOPE

YOU W IL L MAKE T H IS S ELECTIO N




S'
L

MCCARLEY HDW CO

353PM

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:..;HSURV
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A
E L E G R A M

^EfffiYVILLE
,<V

-.n S
T

n Vs G McAdoo,Secretary o^/^iasusy,

Wfhfav©^ Louisville for yegiosai reserve bank location, trade and
lancing facilities considered-^ hope you will make this selection
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WESTERM UNION

jrm 25S9 B

DAY B E T T E R
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDEN T

1- 1"

RECEIVED AT

6 38
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C

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Jffil '9 P 4 3
M
c-

150C KE 32 BLUE
PI NEVILLE KY OANY 9
HON WILLIAM G

1914

MCADOO SECY OF THE TREASY
WASHN DC

WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVEINENCE

FACILITIES EXliSTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
60NSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION AS WE FEEL THAT WE NEED
IT
BROWNLIE
\




AND

SONS
*32 PM

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

WESTE

UNION

DAY

2589 B

D

Jl JE ?
L

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDEN T

RECEIVED A T
65C WM 25 BLUE
„
PINEVlLLE KY JAN 6TH 1914
•J99
HON WM G MC-ADOO
WEFAVOR
FACILITIES

SECY OF TREASURY WASHN OC
L8 USIVILLE FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
EXISTING

TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING

ELSE CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




NEW BELL JELL ICO COAL CO
119PM

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Q xm su v# ^vpzivtm m t
T E L E G R A M

25WU MO 25

Blue
PINSVILLE Ky Jan 13

Hon W s £ McAdoo,Secretary of Treasury
a
Washingt on,D.
Owing to the location ofgI^uJyp^l^Kentucky, to the surrounding
g
territory we favor it for regional Dank location. We hope you will
make this selection

| n
a

s w e r e d ! ichard and Greene
If M
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1 2 1914

132pm
■QRM




111 ™ ■ 1.11in.
111
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W E S T E m UNION

DAY L E T T E R
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

RECEIVED A T
B3C

F

3 5 BLUE
P I N E V IL L E KY JAN 7 1 9 1 4

0

1914 JAN 7 PM 12 58

HON VIM G MCADOO

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY WASHINGTON D C
WE WISH TO ASK YOUR

C O NSIDERATIO N AND A T T E N T IO N OF L O U IS V IL L E

AS LO CATIO N FOR A REGIONAL
EASTERN KENTUCKY AND EAST

RESERVE BANK IN OUR O P IN IO N
TENNESSEE W IL L BE BETTER SERVED

L O U IS V IL L E THAN ANY'OTHER C I T Y




W ALLINS CREEK COAL CO

BY

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gzm aur® gejmrtmmt
T E L E G R A M

33
2SWU MO

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PLEASUKEJVILLE Ky Jan 7 1914
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P R E S S F O R D , Cashi er

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U N IO N N A T IO N A L B A N K
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Comptroller of the Currency,
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Regional Bank Location
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Washington D. C.
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Enclosed, I beg to hand you map, showing the Reserve cities of the United
Stafces, and beg to call you^-a^M^^.on to the peculiar situation of
the National Banks of W$#*tern

l\e Middle South, and the Banks

of Southern Indian* a^d West^Vi^ginia. %
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now the Reserve center for the Banka
throughout the territory above mentioned, and is also the channel
through which the enormous Tobago and Manufacturing industries of
this section is handled.
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locate Two Regional Banks in any one state, hence; it seems to me,
that Cincinnati has rather a poor show, against Cleveland, and; with
the elimination of Cincinnati, it seems that Louisville* 3 importance
is more apparent.
Doubtless Pittsburgh Pa. will be in the fight for a location, and if suc­
cessful, Louisville*3 location, will be of still more importance.
The Revenue business handled through Louisville, is of vast magnitude,
and that, together with the tobacco business and her other southern
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T E L E G R A M

ROCKPORT Ky jan 6 1914
Hon Wm G McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,
Washington D G
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank, location convenience,
facilities existing trade and banking relations and everything else
considered. Hope you will make thisfeselection




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FOR T H IS TERRITO RY WE MUCH

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BANK BECAUSE OF CONVENIENT F A C I L I T I E S
HOPE YOU CAN SEE I T T H IS WAY

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WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE AS THE
BANK FOR THIS SECTION IT

LOCATION FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE
WOULD BE GREATLY TO OUR

INTEREST AS MERCHANTS ALSO TO

OUR LARGE AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND

IT WOULD SERVE THIS SECTION BETTER THAN ANY OF THE OTHER CITIES THAT
ARE ELIGIBLE WE ASK YOUR CONSIDERATION




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HON WILLIAM G.MCADOO, SECY TREASY
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HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SECTION
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SECTY OF TREASY WASHN DC
LOUISVILLE HAS MADE APPLICATION FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

IT IS

GEOGRAPHICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY AMOST SUITABLE LOCATION AND WOULD BE
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We t H k f ? L^Ssville for regional reserve bank location convenint and
faci|f|tie8 existing trade and banking relation and everything
elsetjSonsidered hope you will make this selcetion




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This is an U N R E P E A T E D j f * Q l
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se # E tar / o f t r e a s u r y

WASHN DC
THE FARMERS AND TRADERS BANK OF
A S U IT A B L E PLACE TO LOCATE




T H I S PLACE FAVORS L O U IS V IL L E AS

A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

J D MIDDLETON
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SheIbyvilie,
Ky•,Jan*S,1914•
Hon•l'cAdoo,Seey of Treasury,
?ashin£ton,DC*
In view of the very creat and wide spread ‘usiness interests all ready served by
b
Louisville ba:±s constantly increasing, we strongly favor that city for the regional
■ a k reservehope y it nay he chosen*
bn




Lincoln Institute of
CaPn»i jEgajeec * A•Eugene Thompson#,
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REC E IV E D AT

INDEPENDENT

COM PETITIVE

PROGRESSIVE

273Bm.T. 26. S. L.
Shelbyville >Ky. ,
Dec* 29 *1913.
secretary of The Treasury,
Washington ,D* c*
The Metropolis of Kentucky the city of l*t*isville le geographically
located and commercially suited for a reeerre ban** Hope your
committee will give it fair consideration*




m B li, and Trust Co*
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SHHWOTIT.T.l? Ky Jan \ A M G W

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Hon Secretary of the Treasury,!® G MeAdoo,
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Washington,!^

1914

3

A regional reserve bank located in Louisville we believe would be
®f the greatest benefit to the great agricultural interests of this
section of any other city. It also would be greatly to our interests
as merchants




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SECRETARY OF TRE ABIJRY WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR A REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
FACILITIES EXISTING TRADF AND BANKING RELATIONS AND ALL ELSE CONSIDERED
WE HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION
LIVINGSTON COUNTY COMMERCIAL CLUB
J D CLOPTON DRUGGIST G H WEST BANKER
BRAflDSTETTER BROS MERCHANTS SMITHLAND
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Wm G McAdoo,Secretary Treasury,

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In the selection of a location for a regional bank to serve the
needs of Kentucky and the south we respectfully ask you to carefully
consider the advantages ©f Louisville t Kentucky. We feel that on
account of its advantages YocSTTlxk & a commercial center and its
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understanding with the southern people Louis<
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1 G Wi/e oxen, Pres ident,
Depos it B^nk

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SECY TREASY
WASHINGTON DC

WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL

RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE

FACILITIES EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATION
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




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SECY TREASURY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENCE
FACILITIES EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATIONS AND IVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS SELECTION




GOVER AND CONYERS

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W FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR.A REGIONAL-RESERVE BANK LOCATION
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CONVENIENT FACILITIE S EXISTING TRADE AND BANKING RELATION
AND EVERY THING ELSE CONSIDERED HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS
SELECTION
SPARTA HARDWAREt VEHICLE AND IMPT CO




BY:. VERNON BROCK MANAGER,..

Form K5S9B

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Gentlemen: On yesterdey our b o ^ o £ J * f S S t o r s aot
and unanimously passed resolutions to .join the Reserve
federal Act to becorae a member of saine.
V e wish now to go on record as favoring j^eserv©
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Bank in the city of Louisville , C .
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All our business goes to that city,nothing to Cincin­
nati, St.Louis or Chicago.
This b i c #Kring the tcbscco season does all the busi­
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ness of tlie American Tobacco Co.of the Liggett &
Myers Co.and.R. J.ReSolds Contrny f ll of rrhich n o do
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shipped from this
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E LM ER Y A N K E Y ,

W ." L M H T ^t S D N
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SPRINGFIELD LOOSE L

SE OF L E A F TO B A C C O

FOR THE SA L E A

R G E F O R R E J E C T IO N S

SA LE S H ELD D A

SPRINGFIELD , ELY.,

Eon* William

G

MoAdoo*
Washington D

Dear Sir:-

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I have been reading quj^r^'^lf^ab^at t ^ Federal.
le
Reserve Act of
v--- b^largrate benefit to the people if the
Dec, 23d,I9I3; and 1 believe itv
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reserve Banks are located rightA
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1 feel like that evry citizen owe^d^Srotheir puplic officials to express the
~ir views on all Important matters, soth^v o a n do justice to all; I believe
t"*at a reserve bank at Louisvell^irfll bej^*^nore people than any other city
can posibly do, there is a va^t terrftrory that Ibpends on Louisvell for money;
and when they can not funisdT it buipraqs stops; tiLere is not another city in
the country that is call^A for mjtey far as man# things a Louisville, and
large sums at that

Tobaccm,Whis!ii^ ;any

CoaL^roid numerous other "things to many

to mention; and I believe yoh^will do mgj^good by locateing one dn Louisville
than any other city in the United States; as there is a vast a mount of resour­
ces, that are in their infances; and the best farming lands in the world, which
have to have help and all depend on Louisville, to take care of their crops,
which extends over a vast territory*
I believe if yjm will thorougly investigate, you will locate Louisville as one
of the first to place a reserve bank at, too benefit the most people, which I
brieve is you:: aim*




Tours

Respectfully*

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Fo

N IG H T L E T T E R

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INCORPORATED

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CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

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Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending: station for comparison, and the Company will not bold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Un repea ted Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any cose beyond ilic sum of
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TH E O -

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BELV1DERE BROOKS,

PRESIDENT

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S P R IN G FIE LD KY JAN 3 1 9 1 4

SECY MCADOO
WASHN OC
WE HEARTILY CONCUR IN EXPRESSIONS
TO REGIONAL BANK FOR LOUISVILLE
YOU# COMMITTEE CAN SEE ITS

OF OSCAR FINLEY WITH REFERENCE
KY AND VERY

WAY CLEAR TO SUCH LOCATION

FIRST NAT SANK
SPRINGFIELD KY
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MUCH HOPE

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9 ex

S Tk W n O D KS

Deo 30 1913

lorn W a MeAdoo,
Secretary Treasury
Wash'n D 0
Louisville be geographically and commercially a most suitable
looation ffcr a Regional Reserve Bank Kentucky being a large
revenue paytr we being loyal Kentuckians ask that Louistijl#
be designated as one of the Regional Be serve Banks?
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RECEIVED AT
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HON WM G MC-ADOO
SECRETARY OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR L O U IS V IL L E FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LO CATIO N CONVENIENT
F A C I L I T I E S E X IS T IN G TRADE AND BANKING R E LA TIO N S AND EVERYTHING ELSE
CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W IL L MAKE T H I S SELE C TIO N




W H H IG G IN S
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STITHTON KY VIA WESTPOINT KY OAN 6 1914
HON SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
WM G MCAOOO
WASHINGTON DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE AS THE

LOCATION FOR REGIONAL RESERVE BANK

FOR THIS SECTION IT WOULD
AS MERCHANTS ALSO TO OUR

BE GREATLY TO OUR INTEREST
LARGE AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS AND IT

WOULD SERVE THIS SECTION BETTER
ARE ELIGIBLE WE ASK YOUR




THAN ANY OTHER CITIES THAT

CONSIDERATION

THOMAS BROWN

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NiaHT LE TTE R

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sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an tJ*lItEPEATED NIGHT LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the oonditions named above.

BCLVID ERE BROOKS, GENERAL MANAGER

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

R eceived a t
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HON WM G MCADOO
SECY TREASY WASHN DC
WE FAVOR LOUISVILLE FOR REGIONAL
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IS EXISTING PAID IN BANKING

ELSE CONSIDERED




RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT

HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THIS

RELATIONS ANO EVERYTHING
SELECTION

C 0 BURDICK
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we favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location convenience
facilities existing trade and Hainan* relation and eveiything else
considered .Hope you will Bake this selection.




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uniontown ,Ky. , f n 7,1914.
ta*
Hon. w. G.McAdoo,
secy of Treasury ,
Washington fD.c.
We favor Louisville for regional reserve bai& location, convenience,
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered*Hope you will make this selection*




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trniontown, Ky. , Jan. 6-1914.
Hon. v. c. Moidoo,
Washington, D.C.
On account of location eomrenienoe facilities existing trade and
banking relations and everything else oonsidered the merchants of
Unlontown favor Iiouisville for regional reserve baiflu Hope you
will malit this selection*-- --- ■




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Establu

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40 Years Old

GEO. B. M IN A R Y , Sole

i-oprietor

JOHN S. M IN ARY
Dealer in all kinds o f

HARDWARE, CUTLERY
Agent for A M E R IC A N FEN CE

Versailles, Ky.,

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RN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

AMERICA

25,000

CADLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S aV A D E B tV g JftS m essage only on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the following' N lgJit L e t t e r .
Errors can be g'uarded ag'ainst
by
a nj^isag'e back to the sendiny station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays In
transmission or delivery o f I iir e p e a r w l N fg'ht L e t t ^ S , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any ease beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at which, unless otl>erw©»Mifated be lo u rth is message has been valued by the B e n d e r thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in wrltlus; within
Sixty days after the message is filedJp'tl£ the Com paid^ or transmission.
This is an D J fE E P E A T E D i V K H T L L ',,T b jrt, and is delivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

THEO

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VA IL, P R E S I D E N T

B ELV ID E R E DROOKS, G E N E R A L M ANAGER

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VE R S A IL LE S KY DEC 2 9 - 1 3

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THE TREASURY

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WASHN DC
WE WOULD ASK YOUR FAVORABLE

CONSIDERATION A P P L IC A T IO N L O U I S V I L L E KY AS

LOCATION REGIONAL RESERVE BANK T H I N K I N G

THAT C I T Y GEOGRAPHICALLY AND

COMMERCIALLY WELL S U IT E D




WOODFORD BANK AND TRUST CO

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Form 168

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SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
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WESTER** UNION
DAY LETTER.
THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT

11 JAN
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WARSAW KY JANY 7 1 9 1 4

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F A C I L I T I E S E X I S T I N G TRADE AND BANKING RELATION AND EVERYTHING E^CE,
CONSIDERED HOPE » 0 U W IL L MAKE T H I S SELECTION




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ROD P E R R Y , PRES.

H U G H M O N T G O M E R Y , V -P R E S .

W A R S A W

J. E. M O U N T J O Y , C A S H IE R ,

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WESTERM UNION
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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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WE FAVOR ,'LOUISVlItIJE FOR .REGIONAL ’RESERVE :
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BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT :
FAC IK IIIES .EXISTING. '.TRADE AMD BANKING ’
RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ;
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T J 'ASHER AND '.SONS. '
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THE POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY (INCORPORATED) TRAN SM ITS AND DELIVERS THIS NIGHT LETTEHGRAM SUBJECT TO THE

C L A R E N C E H. M A C K A Y , PRESID ENT.

TERM S AND CONDITIONS PRINTED ON THE BACK OF THIS BLANK.
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Water Valley ,Ky. ,Jan.6,1914*
Hon.secretary Treasury ,
William $•MoMoo »
Washington

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Believing a regional reserve b s l in this section would serve
aic
our Interest well and the purpose for which it was
created f we favor Louisville f j . as a suitable location for
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Hon. william G. MoMoo,
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favor of .Iioulsville

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location oonvenlenoe faollitles existing trad* banking relations and
every thing else oonsidered. Hop* you will make t&is location.




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WESTERM UNION

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RECEIVED AT
1 2 1 C KE

2 6 BLUE V IA MOREHEAD KY
WE STL I BERTY KY JANY 7

1914

HON W G MCADOO
SECY

OF TREAS

WE FAVOR L O U I S V I L L E KY FOR

WASHN DC
REGIONAL RESERVE BANK LOCATION CONVENIENT

F A C I L I T I E S E X I S T I N G TRADE AND BANKING

RELATIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

CONSIDERED HOPE YOU W IL L MAKE T H I S SELECTION




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Jan 8 1914

Hon W a MoAdoo,
Sec'y o i the Treasury,
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We favor louisvillewor Regional Reserve Bank looation convenience
banking fao11it$£8^ezsi sting
trade and everything else considered
hope you will make this selection.




Farmers Supply Co,
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UNION
AM

THEO. N . VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT W
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W%FAV0R LOUISVILLE FOR

REGIONAL

RESERVE WHICH WILL HELP COVER

ALL SOUTHERN TERRITORY CINCINNATI HAS
LOUISVILLE IS




OUR

FOUND IMPRACTICABLE
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whitesburg Ky Jan ? 1914

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Hon f G McAdoo
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We favor Louisville Ky for regional reserve bank location convenient
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything
else considered hope you will make this selection
J A Webb
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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

RECEIVED AT Wyatt Building, Cor. 14th and F Sts., Washington, D. C.A
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WICKLIFF KY. 7
HON WM M MCADOO
SECY OP THE TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
WE FATOR LOUISVILLE FOR

RSSIONAL

RESERVE BAEK LOCATION

COKVEHIEHT .
AND ETC HOPE. YOU WILL MAKE THIS SECTION




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Form 2289 £

N IG H T 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 messagres o n ly on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the following: Nlgrht 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 o f U n r e p e a t e d N ijrh t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum < f
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F i f t y 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 riting within
sixty 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 ot the sender, under the conditions named above.

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T E L E G RAP

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C O M P A IVY

LETTERGRAM

THE POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY (.INCORPORATED) TRAN SM ITS AND DELIVERS THIS NIGHT LETTERGRA*M SUBJECT TO T H I

CLAR EN CE H. MACKjAY, ^R E S ID E N T .

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Hon W G McAdoo,Secretary
Washington D C
Ws ask you to vote for regional reserve "bank to be placed at Louis­
ville, taking everything into consideration we believe this to be the
best location. We hope that you will vote this way




The B F McCormick Lbr Co
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WESTEL LUNION
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THEO N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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We favor Lou_ta.yillef for regional reserve bank location, convenience
facilities, existing trade and banking relation and 'everything
else considered. Hope you will make this selection




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We favor Louisville for regional reserve bank location, convenient,
facilities existing trade and banking relation and everything else
considered. Hope you will make this selection




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