To the President and Directors of the Bank of the United States:
The undersigned, citizens of Nashville, in the State of Tennessee, and its vicinity, respectfully represent to the president and directors of the Bank of the United States, that the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, at their present session, have repealed the act of Assembly of 1817, so far as the same had any reference to a branch bank, or office of discount and deposite of the Bank of the United States, and that no law is in operation in this State, imposing a penalty, or tax, or in any way prohibiting the establishment of an office of discount and deposite of the Bank of the United States.
The undersigned are of opinion that an establishment of a branch bank of the United States at Nashville, would be productive of mutual advantage to the Bank of the United States and the citizens of Tennessee, and that it would be generally acceptable to the people of the State.
The produce shipped from Nashville amounts, annually, to upwards of one million and a half dollars. This town is the centre of an extensive and fertile country, favorable to the cultivation of cotton and tobacco, is increasing in prosperity, and, it is believed, that capital may be employed in discounting bills of exchange and promissory notes, necessary for the transaction of the actual business of the country, to an amount equal to what is, or can be advantageously employed in any of the towns in the western States. The undersigned deem it unnecessary to enter into any further detailed and particular statement of the local situation, resources, and business of Nashville, as it is presumed the president and directors are not ignorant of them, or that the means of information on these subjects can easily be procured. The undersigned request than an office of discount and deposite of the Bank of the United States may be established at Nashville, in as short a period as can be done conveniently, and so soon as the requisite arrangements can be made for that purpose.
G. W. Campbell m R. Armstrong
m Josiah Nichol A. Morison
m John Nichol m James Walker
John Yeatman m Robert T. Walker
m R. H. Barry m J. Gordon
W. B. Lewis m James Woods
m Simpson Shepherd Andrew Woods, sen.
m Stephen Cantrell m John Stackel
m John R. Burke W. Tannehill
m Houston & Anderson Duncan Robertson
James Tilford John Price
m John Wright m M. H. Tanno
m R. Ferguharson R. P. Smith
m George Shaw m S. B. Marshall and Co.
m W. H. Bidford Solomon Clark
m Benjamin W. Bidford Wm. M. Berryhill
John Spence D. A. Dunham
m James Erwin R. Weakley
m Matthew Watson George Wing
m Porter and Rollings A. G. Goodlet
m Gill and Porter James Y. Johnston
m Joseph Anderson m Kyle and Orr
m Park and Gibson m Joseph Vaugh
m George and D. Crockett Jacob M. Gavock
m Jamison and Currey Ephraim H. Foster
Wm. Keen, jr. Geo. S. Yerger
Wm. Faulkner Andrew Hays
N. Cannon m Wm. Nichol
David Craighead Ch. I. Love
m And. Hynes William H. Barker
m Crutcher Wood and Co. Alvah Guion
m A. Latapsen m Thomas P. Adams
Peter Douglas m Wm. Gibson
m Paul Sherley John Sommerville
Thomas Campbell R. Whyte
F. M. Gavock S. Tilford
R. P. Hayes A. Ewing
m Wm. Livingston Sam. Ewing
m James Bell John C. McLemore
Thomas Wells George W. Hockley
m Martin Picquet John H. Martin
m Moses Norvell m James Stewart
m A. Cunningham Alph. Kingsley
m Joseph Lillay . Benard Vanleer
Thos. Washington Boyd McNairy
m H. Erwin John McNairy
m S. B. and W. H. Snowden Robert Stothart.
Snow, Johnson, and Moore
Those persons that have m affixed to their names are merchants. There were only six persons who refused to sign this petition.
Reference: In Senate of the United States. December 18, 1834. -- Read, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tyler from the Committee on Finance, who were instructed by resolutions of the Senate of the 4th of February, 5th of May, and 30th of June last, to investigate the affairs and conduct of the Bank of the United States, made the following report, 18 Dec 1834, Serial Set Vol. No. 267, Report: S. Doc 17, pps. 241-242, as indexed at GenealogyBank.com