H. Jose to Brig. Gen. Shepley on Portland business, 1863Item 76504 info
Maine Historical Society
About a month later, Jose wrote to follow up on a previous letter in which he tried to interest Shepley in the planned National Bank in Portland.
Jose wrote that "Mr. Brown," referring to sugar magnate John Bundy Brown, wanted Shepley as head of the bank.
Jose noted that Brown had sufficient funds to "take all the stock" if necessary, but wanted "able men" to join him in managing the bank.