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CHISWICK PRESS

CHARLES WHITTINGHAM AND CO. TOOKS COURT,

CHANCERY LANE

THE

HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICE

OF

BANKING.

SECTION XXV.

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE OFFICE.

IN this Section we shall consider the following topics :

I. The Arrangement of the Office.
II. The Selection and Appointment of the Clerks.
III. The proper Distribution of their Duties.
IV. The Amount of their Salaries.

V. Their Sureties.
VI. The System of Promotion.
VII. The Rules of Discipline.
VIII. The Training of Clerks for higher Offices.
I. The arrangement of the Office.

The proper situation of a bank is a matter of some importance. It should be situated in what is deemed the most respectable part of the town. If it be placed in an inferior locality, approachable only by narrow and disagreeable streets, and surrounded by buildings the seats of smoky and dirty trades, it is not likely to be so much frequented, nor to acquire so large a business, as though it

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