WESTERN BANK NOTE ENGRAVING COMPANY.
WOODRUFF & MASON,
The subscribers having established themselves in for the purpose of executing
BANK NOTE ENGRAVING AND PRINTING,
respectfully solicit any Orders in their line that may be agreeable
to your Institution to favor them with.
It may be necessary only to say in reference to their respective
qualifications, that William Woodruff
was a pupil of the celebrated George
Murray, of the firm of Murray, Draper,
Fairman & Co., and during a term of many years, devoted his time
principally to the execution of Bank Notes—of which the West received a considerable
portion of his labors.
In reference to Z. H.
Mason, it is only necessary to say, that the beautiful specimens of
Die work with which many of the latest notes abound, are the production of that
Believing that an establishment, located in the West, would afford
conveniences to the Banking Institutions of the country—which has not hitherto
existed—we have undertaken the above business, relying upon our own merits for
Having been engaged for the last year in making new Dies, Vignettes,
&c. we now prepared to furnish Notes in a very superior style, and on short
Note Paper, of the best quality, always kept on hand.
Believing that the above information would not be unacceptable in the
distribution of your Orders,
The subscribers respectfully remain
Your obedient servants,
ZELOTUS H. MASON.
Enclosed you have 2 samples as
specemines of their work