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Nebraska State Historical Society
HON. J. STERLING MORTON, President,
PROF. HOWARD W. CALDWELL, Secretary,
Publication: THE SECRETARY, S. L. GEISHARDT,
and S. D. Cox.
Obituaries: R. W. FURNAS, GEO. L. MILLER,
Program: THE SECRETARY, J. L. WEBSTER,
Library: JAY AMOS BARRETT, MRS. S. B. POUnd,
GENTLEMEN OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY:-When I received an invitation from your secretary to present a paper to be read as this meeting of your Society, I could think of nothing at the time in my own experience, which could form the proper subject for a historical paper and I so informed him. My residence in Nebraska, it is true, commenced over thirty years ago, but my connection with its life has been in a business way solely. It has, however, occurred to me, that some reference to early banking in Nebraska might be appropriately made the basis for such a paper, and that you would pardon the presentation of some deductions therefrom, which would not be exactly historical, but would be applicable to the financial situation and the financial questions of the present day.
As delegate from Nebraska, I was called upon to deliver
'Delivered before the State Historical Society, Wednesday evening, January 10, at Lincoln, Neb,