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F. S. JESUP AND COMPANY. This banking house opened for business in April, 1853. In August, 1853, Jesup & Co. agreed to take the entire issue of $20,000 city bonds, providing the city would give them a mortgage on the islands opposite the city as security. This was agreed to by the city council. The Dubuque Savings Bank was opened by Jesup & Co. the same year. (1)



1. Oldt, Franklin T., History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1880. http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/franklin-t-oldt/history-of-dubuque-county-iowa-being-a-general-survey-of-dubuque-county-histor-tdl/page-11-history-of-dubuque-county-iowa-being-a-general-survey-of-dubuque-county-histor-tdl.shtml