Letter of Samuel H. Gordon

Be it known, that on the day of the date hereof, I, Samuel H. Gordon, notary public for the county of McMinn, in the State of Tennessee, duly commissioned and sworn according to law, residing in the town of Athens, in said State, at the request of J. C. Reynolds, exhibited to William Clarke, cashier of the office of said bank at Athens, the original check whereof a true copy is on the other side written, and demanded payment thereof from said cashier, at said office, it being the place where said check was made payable, and I was answered by said cashier, that “he is willing to pay said check, when properly endorsed, in the notes of the Planters’ Bank of Tennessee, payable in specie, on demand; which he believes is the kind of money contemplated by Government in the contract with the Planters’ Bank, should be issued in payment of Treasury warrants, and that the Planters’ Bank notes are always redeemed with specie when presented.”

Whereupon I, the said notary, at the request aforesaid, have, and do hereby, solemnly protest against the drawer of the said check and endorsers, and all concerned, for all exchange, re-exchange, costs, damages, interests, suffered and to be suffered for want of payment thereof.

This done and protested at Athens aforesaid, this 27th day of May, 1837.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my nota-[L.S] rial seal, this day and year above written.

SAMUEL H. GORDON, Notary Public.

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