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Republican Steam Power Press, 1854

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Page 15 - York" and by that name they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever...
Page 16 - OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE. ' I, FALKLAND H. MARTIN, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of an act of the General Assembly of said State, entitled "An act to incorporate Jones' Commercial College," approved January 24,1849, as appears from the original roll on file in this office.
Page 9 - Mercantile, is more complex, varied, and difficult than Mercantile Book-keeping in the ordinary pursuits — and why should it not be so ? Steamboats incur responsibilities, contract debts, and deliver goods without pay, just as merchants do ; they often speculate just as merchants speculate, and not unfrequently negotiate bills of exchange, to "raise the wind," or "to make ends meet," under circumstances that would make a " Levee merchant
Page 9 - ... speculation. Such, and three times as much more of a kindred nature, not unfrequently falls to the lot of a man but partially familiarized with the management of accounts, to blunder through. Understanding the nature of one account, he has left him an alternative, that is, to throw all transactions into his Cash Account, Recapitulate, and hand over a " Cash Memorandum
Page 12 - ... or the most unfortunate victim — a lawyer, unskilled in the management of accounts, acting as " Master in Chancery," or a merchant, unfamiliarized with the laws of trade, embarking in various complicated speculations, or incurring high responsibilities. " Ah !" remarks a casual observer, " would you require every merchant to be educated for a lawyer?" "I answer (says Judge Walker), that while there is a vast field of law which I would advise the merchant not to meddle with, I would have him...
Page 15 - Act as to subscription of stock, and such persons as now are or hereafter shall become shareholders of the said Company, shall be and are hereby created, constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic by the name of " The Alliance Insurance Company...
Page 9 - Freight Book, Passage Book, &c. — the limited variety of transactions and uniform manner of adjusting each respective trip's work, in the ordinary routine consequent upon doing a cash business exclusively — many have been led to sup400 SKETCH BOOK 01 ST.
Page 10 - What do you mean by a fair chance, Mr. ?" Clerk. " Let the owners square off old debts up to date, put in an extra boiler, paint up and put her in first rate running order, and let Capt. manage affairs to suit his own notion." Owners. " How much short will the boat be, after paying off as far as she is now able ?" Clerk. " Can't tell exactly ; indeed, a Philadelphia lawyer couldn't tell, from the manner in which these books have been kept, up to the time of my taking charge of them ; bills are coming...
Page 17 - Business, etc., etc., together with Accounts Current, Account Sales, and a Complete system of Commercial Correspondence, and that he is in every respect worthy of public confidence as a Practical Accountant, and as such I do most cheerfully commend him to the favorable consideration of those who may wish to employ a Competent Bookkeeper.
Page 9 - STEAMBOAT BOOK-KEEPING. From the simplicity of the practical forms now in use for Cash Book, Freight Book, Passage Book, &c. — the limited variety of transactions and uniform manner of adjusting each respective Trip's work, in the ordinary routine, consequent upon doing a cash business exclusively — many have been led to suppose Steamboat Book-keeping to be a very simple and easy thing. While to the thorough accountant and experienced steamboat clerk such is the fact, in a great majority of cases...

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