Excerpt from Old Providence: A Collection of Facts and Traditions Relating to Various Buildings and Sites of Historic Interest in ProvidenceThe century mark is a notable period in the history of a bank. Because this is so, and because Providence is rich in history and tradition, The Merchants National Bank of Providence presents Old Providence. The object in publishing this brochure has been threefold. Aside from the personal interest which the Bank has in marking the hundredth anniversary of its history, the city of Providence itself has been considered, and the purpose kept in view of giving credit to it where credit is due. The patrons of the Bank, it was thought, would appreciate the memorial; and other readers throughout the country have also been considered, - readers who take pride in the traditions and early history of New England. Old Providence is by no means intended to be the first and last word on the subject. It may do its part if it paves the way to a more extensive treatment of the material. The data have been made as nearly correct as the disagreement of historians and the various traditions have allowed.In commemorating this century of notable service, some facts concerning the history of the Bank may be of interest. The constitution of The Merchants Bank was adopted February 10, 1818, it received its charter as a state bank eight days later, and business was commenced May 20 of the same year. The first directors were William Richmond, 2d, Andrew Taylor, Gravener Taft, Peleg Rhodes, Truman Beckwith, Samuel N. Richmond, Randolph Chandler, Stephen H. Smith, Joshua B. Wood, Charles Potter, George S. Rathbone, Charles S. Bowler, Nathan Tingley.The Bowen estate, east of the Market House, was purchased in May, 1818, by The Merchants Bank. In April, 1824, a brick store at No. 6 Market Street, west of the Union building, was purchased, and on February 27, 1827, it was voted that "arrangements be made to have the Bank removed to the north-west end of the Union building as soon as it is practicable - to be located on the lower floor." After the appointment on January 15, 1855, of L. P. Child and S. N. Richmond as a committee on "building, or altering the building," a special meeting was called the following March to consider the erection of a new structure. In the same month, Sampson & Angell were appointed the carpenters to superintend the work, and S. Mauran, 2d, was added to the Committee on Construction.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.