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Financial Disasters. Baltimore, Oct. 31. --Josiah Lee & Co., Brokers, have closed their Banking House sad made an assignment. Appleton & Co. have also closed. There are rumors that others have suspended.
the city yesterday, in business and monetary circles, on account of the announcement in the morning of the suspension of the banking house known by the title of Josiah Lee & Co., situated on the northeast corner of Baltimore and Calvert streets. The house remained closed after the usual hour of opening such institutions, and the uspension. It was known also that the bankers, Appleton & Co., had suspended, but no considerable depositors appeared to be involved in that. The house of Josiah Lee & Co., though an old one, is composed now of entirely different parties from those originally comprised in the title of the firm. The present members are Messrhose originally comprised in the title of the firm. The present members are Messrs. Jerard and George Philip Gover, who, with Mr. George S. Reese, (not long since withdrawn,) succeeded the late James H. Carter and Wm. F. Dalrymple two or three years ago. The original founders of the house were Messrs. Lee & Johnson.--Balt. Sun.
the liabilities of Josiah Lee & Co., of Baltimore, are estimated at $300,000. the American says: the terms of the assignment are that the partnership property shall first be devoted to the payment of partnership debts; their individual property to pay individual debts, and after the payment of individual debts, balance of the individual property to pay partnership debts. It is the impression, from our best sources of information, that the creditors of the partnership will not realize more than 15 cents in the dollar. Deed of assignment will be recorded in Harford county, and the estate settled in the court of that county. P. Gover & Co. Also stopped on Thursday, and have made an assignment. Their affairs are in better condition, and will pay about 75 cents on the dollar. the following is a comparative statement of the imports of foreign dry goods at the port of New York, for last week, and since January 1st: For the week. 1858.1859.1860. entered at t