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Michigan

Jackson

The commissioners, however, having expressed their intention to proceed immediately to the examination, the teller expressed his willingness to exhibit the books and papers, and afforded such information as was in his possession. Search being made for the stock book, it could not be found the teller presumed it to be in the trunk of the cashier, to which he not access. "On examination of the books of the bank the following circumstance were exhibited : the names of all persons and corporations with whom accounts had been opened were written in pencil, the entries in ink. In a few minutes, therefore, the whole face of the business transactions the bank could have at any time been entirely changed. On the 5th November, 1837, there appeared to have been an entry of a specie post of $20,000 in the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of Detroit. This entry had been erased with a knife, but on careful examination original entry was legible.

Jackson
Section 3


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