Palmer, Aaron H. & others
XI/38/199, 1 box
A small series of letters from the Office of American and Foreign Agency, New York under the directorship of 'Aaron H. Palmer' which provided NMR mainly with accounts of affairs relating to banking and commerce in the US. In the letters there are detailed accounts of events concerning laws and governmental activity affecting banking, including orders by the Treasury and their subsequent reception by Congress, petitions to the Senate for acts to establish incorporate new banks, etc. The Agency also supplied information on negotiations of loans and reports on the raising of loans and bond issues within the US, and on many aspects relating to US State Banks and their activities. Other news items provided such diverse pieces of information as tales of piracy, including the infestation of pirates around the archipelago of Borneo and Java, the arrival of officers from England, the arbitrage of the King of Prussia in the potential difficulties between Mexico and the US in 1838, the current state of the Treasury, affairs concerning the cotton crop and rail roads.