[The Caledonian Canal, Scotland.] Manuscript Letter, signed by James Hope of Rickman & Hope, solicitors, to the Bank of Scotland, regarding 'dues collected for the passage of Vessels through the Caledonian Canal'. With detailed accounts of receipts.
4pp., foolscap 8vo, on two bifoliums. On aged and worn paper, with slight bloom at head and a little loss to spine from disbinding. The letter (2pp.) begins: 'Now for a twelvemonth the dues collected for the passage of Vessels through the Caledonian Canal have been progressively deposited in the Bank of Scotland at Inverness and Fortwilliam by the Collectors, upon deposit Receipts in the name of Mr Rickman and me.' The receipts amounting to £4200, and 'a certain Sum of Interest' having arisen, he conveys the instructions of the Canal's Commissioners, that a new account be opened in Edinburgh. The letter continues with further details, and is signed 'Ja Hope'. Accompanying the letter and 2pp. long, is a tabulated 'Schedule of Deposit Receipts of The Bank of Scotland, sent to the Bank to be placed to the Credit of the Commissioners for the Caledonian Canal', with the first entry dated 23 August 1824, and the last 19 December 1825. This lists 42 deposits made in Inverness and Fort William, with 'Dates', 'Days', 'Interest' and 'Sums'. The interest on the £4200 total is £68 13s 3d. Docketed 'Schedule of Deposit Receipts of the Bank of Scotland | Canal Dues.' Accompanying the document is a manuscript resolution, dated 'Bank of Scotland | 29 Decr 1835': 'The Sum of £4268. 13/3 is placed to Credit of Messrs Rickman & Hope, for Commrs for the Caledonian Canal. In Account with the Bank of Scotland - | A Y p Secy'. Also present are four lines of pencilled accounts.