1855: This story of home-grown finance comes from William Little‘s Chapter LXVIII: MISCELLANEOUS, in the section on “Peculiar People,” specifically in the biographical sketch of John Gillet, Jr.:

Little-596-01-JohnGillet-Bank-www.MarekBennett.com Little-596-02-JohnGillet-Bank-www.MarekBennett.com Little-596-03-JohnGillet-Bank-www.MarekBennett.com Little-596-04-JohnGillet-Bank-www.MarekBennett.comJohn Gillet, Jr. was a well-known eccentric in 19th century Weare; stay tuned for more of his adventures!

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