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Bank of the Manhattan Company Chartered 1799: A Progressive Commercial Bank   By:

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In "Bank of the Manhattan Company Chartered 1799: A Progressive Commercial Bank," the author takes readers on a captivating journey through the establishment and growth of one of America's oldest financial institutions. While the book is credited to an anonymous writer, their extensive knowledge and meticulous research shine through every page.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is its ability to transport readers back to the late 18th century, immersing them in a world where commercial banking was still a budding concept. Through vivid descriptions and well-presented historical accounts, the author brings to life the challenges faced by the founders of the Bank of the Manhattan Company as they navigated uncharted waters.

The level of detail provided is truly admirable. From the original charter's creation to the bank's strategic decision-making process, the author lays out the intricate workings of the institution. Furthermore, they do an excellent job of explaining complex financial concepts in an accessible manner, making this book suitable for a wide range of readers including both seasoned financial professionals and those new to the subject.

The author's expertise is evident in their thorough exploration of the bank's evolution over time. As the Manhattan Company adapted to the ever-changing economic landscape, they encountered numerous trials and tribulations. The book delves deep into the bank's response to significant events such as the Panic of 1837 and the Great Depression, shedding light on the decisions that shaped its survival and success.

Additionally, the author sheds light on the role of the Bank of the Manhattan Company within the larger historical context. By examining the institution's intertwined relationship with New York City, readers gain valuable insights into the bank's impact on the local economy and the dynamic growth of the city itself. These broader perspectives enrich the narrative, allowing readers to grasp the historical implications of the bank's actions.

However, it is worth mentioning that the book may sometimes feel overly detailed, perhaps delving too deep into minor aspects that could have been streamlined. While this level of meticulousness is essential for a thorough historical account, it may occasionally hinder the overall flow of the narrative.

In conclusion, "Bank of the Manhattan Company Chartered 1799: A Progressive Commercial Bank" offers a compelling journey into the remarkable history of one of America's oldest financial institutions. Although the author remains anonymous, their passion for the subject matter shines through, resulting in a highly informative and engaging read. Whether you have a keen interest in banking and finance or are simply intrigued by the foundations of America's financial system, this book is sure to both inspire and educate.

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Bank of the Manhattan Company


40 Wall Street New York

[Illustration: PRESENT OFFICE OF THE MANHATTAN COMPANY 40 42 WALL STREET Building erected jointly in 1884 by the Manhattan Company and the Merchants' National Bank]






[Illustration: Common Seal]

On May 8th, 1799, the Committee of By Laws reported "that they had devised a common seal for the Corporation, the description of which is as follows:

"Oceanus, one of the sea Gods, sitting in a reclining posture on a rising ground pouring water from an urn which forms a river and terminates in a lake. On the exergue will be inscribed 'Seal of the Manhattan Company... Continue reading book >>

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