Office Bank U States Richmond Augt 19th 1819
In the discharge of my duty, I have to inform you that the promissary note of Wilson C Nicholas Esqr, negotiated at this office, upon which you are endorser, and which was payable yesterday, the 18th inst. for ten thousand dollars, has been protested for nonpayment, for which with interest and costs you are held liable to the Bank of the United State.
It may be proper to say, that this would not have been the case if a new note, as usual, had been offerred for discount; and further that, at a meeting of the Board of Directors on the 4th instant it was concluded that, after sixty days from that period, further security would be required, of which, it is presumed, you have gotten information from Colol Nicholas.
JB Dandridge [. . .]
MHi: Coolidge Collection.