¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 introduction and recommendation to the large Banking house of Bowles Brothers + Co and Drexal Hardyn + Co, but not wishing to have too many complications, have decided to choose the former, as being sufficient for all my Banking requirements in Paris for the continent, in addition to my letter of credit for 2000 £ of Brown Bros NY, on their house in London-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 I found the Bowles Brothers very agreeable and accommodating, was introduced to three of them. Understand there are six Brothers, just 36 feet of them, as a mutual friend remarked to me in their presence. They have branches of their house in London New York and Boston. I received a letter of credit from them of 100,000 francs upon the strength of my recommends and a deposit with them to start with of 25,000 francs. They have a fine reading room and a good Post office Department- They will forward all my letters and papers for a fee of one dollar per month in addition to the actual cost of postage. If I overdraw my deposit they will cash my drafts and charge me six percent interest until I reimburse them, or they will collect my draft in America for one percent and thirty days interest, paying me in advance. In their Bank I met Mrs. George Parsons of Columbus Ohio, and her daughter.