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Nevins, Townsend & Co.

City: New York

State: New York

Nevins, Townsend & Co. was a brokerage firm in New York City in the 1830s and 1840s operated by principal partners Russell H. Nevins and Elihu Townsend. The firm not only acted as agents for the sale of stock in the State Bank of Illinois, they were also major stockholders in the bank. In 1840, the state of Illinois owed Nevins, Townsend & Co. approximately $150,000.

Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory, for the Sixty-Second Year of American Independence, (New York: Thomas Longworth, 1837), 460, 615; Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory, for the Sixty-Sixth Year of American Independence (New York: Thomas Longworth, 1841), 526, 705; Report of Joint Select Committee to Illinois Senate regarding the Condition of the State Bank of Illinois; Report of the State Bank of Illinois to the Senate and House of Representatives.