Front Cover
 Organization of the Florida National...
 Officers of the Florida National...
 Fine location of our property
 Modern methods of growing Sumatra...
 How tobacco growing is made...
 Financial results of growing and...
 Letter from H.W. Moseley,...
 Why stock in the Florida National...
 To applicants for stock
 Opinion of promoter Morton on the...
 Back Cover

Title: Prospectus of Florida National Tobacco Co. Incorporated
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Title: Prospectus of Florida National Tobacco Co. Incorporated
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida National Tobacco Co
Publisher: The Company
Place of Publication: Jacksonville
Publication Date: [1908]
Subject: Tobacco industry -- Florida -- Gadsden County   ( lcsh )
Stocks -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Organization of the Florida National Tobacco Company
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Officers of the Florida National Tobacco Company
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Fine location of our property
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Modern methods of growing Sumatra leaf tobacco
        Page 12
        Page 13
    How tobacco growing is made profitable
        Page 14
        Page 15
    Financial results of growing and packing tobacco
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Letter from H.W. Moseley, of Quincy
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Why stock in the Florida National Tobacco Company will be a profitable investment
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    To applicants for stock
        Page 28
        Page 29
    Opinion of promoter Morton on the merits of the Florida National Tobacco Co.
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Back Cover
        Page 35
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Organization of the Florida National Tobacco
was organized in Jacksonville by capitalists of the state,
with a capital stock of One Million Dollars.
The organizers of this company are all men of
prominence and high standing in the business world. The
project of the company is an extensive one, that of the develop-
ment of'600 acres of tobacco land in Gadsden County, the
growing of tobacco on a large scale, conducting large pack-
ing houses, shipping, etc., and with ample capital to employ
the best expert tobacco grower in the country to oversee the
work, and competent assistants, the business of the company
will be successful from the start.
The difficulty of many of the smaller growers of tobacco
in being obliged to experiment for one or two years without
knowing the business thoroughly, will be obviated by the
Florida National Tobacco Company, as men of thorough
training and experience will be in charge of all the work.
The officers of the company are conservative business men
and everything in connection with the offices and the planta-
tion will be conducted along strictly business lines, with no
waste of time or money in any direction, so that the stockhol-
ders can feel absolutely confident that their money is well in-
The work of developing the 600 acre plantation will be
pushed rapidly from the outset, and it is expected that at the
end of the first year from one to two hundred acres will be
under cultivation, and bearing the finest Sumatra leaf tobacco
grown in the country. This work will be continued until the
entire plantation is under cultivation, and there is every reason
to believe that the product will reach such a high stage of culti-
vation that the result will be eminently satisfactory, and the
Company fully anticipates being able to-pay at least 25 per cent
dividends on the investment the first year, and a much larger
dividend later.


Florida National Tobsooo Oo.,
Jaoksonville, la.
W are goh pleased to know that you have purchased thO
old Dhpont Plantation, adjoining our Santa Maria.plame.
The Owl Commeralal company was organized In 1887, and we have
gron tobaooo On this land oont~ i ously sinoe that datbo and are now har-
Testing our twenty-first ooneooutive crop. In our opinion the tobeooo
that we have brown this year is one of the best orops we have ever har-
vested; the weather conditions have been e trmly favorable, and the
tobaooo praomies to be light in color, and well suited to the requli rnts
of the olgar manufaoturer.
Wo oonsider that oar Saana Maria Plntation contain some of
the best soil in this section; it has always produced a fine style and
quality of leaf, and boing part of the original tract on which your lands
are looatod, the sam oondit lon should prevail on your properly.
We shall be very glad to have your OMaMn as neighbors,
and if at any tioe we can serve you, we shall be ost happy to do so.
Yours very truly,

onodral manager.

OOffcers of the Florida National Tobacco

G. D. JACKSON, president of the Florida National Tobacco
Company, is one of Florida's foremost financiers and business
men. He is the largest individual orange grower in the state,
owning some of the finest groves in the orange belt of Lake
County. He is a heavy stockholder in the Consolidated Naval
Stores Company, one of the most important concerns in the
state, $3,000,000 capital; owner of the Standard Clothing
Company of Jacksonville; President of the Jackson-Hoyt
Company of Jacksonville; President of the Bay Street Invest-
ment Company; owner of the building occupied by the Jack-
son-Hoyt Company, and owner of a large block of bank stock
in Tampa.
Mr. JACKSON is still in the prime of life, and is very active
in all business matters, giving his personal attention to most
of the concerns in which he is interested. He has a beautiful
home in Eustis, Florida, which he occupies with his family,
most of the year.
W. J. WILSON is vice-president of the Florida National
Tobacco Company. His home is in Green Cove Springs, and
he is the largest individual owner of real estate in Clay County.
He also has valuable real estate holdings in Jacksonville. and
has been closely identified with the progress of this section.
He is cashier of the Green Cove Springs bank and a "Cattle
King" of considerable reputation. Mr. Wilson is considered
one of the shrewdest financiers and business men in the state,
and his connection with this company is a guarantee of its
A. B. HOYT, of Jacksonville, is Treasurer of the Florida
National Tobacco Company. Mr. Hoyt is one of the best
known business men in Jacksonville, being Vice-President and
treasurer of the Jackson-Hoyt Company, the extensive business
of which has been built up under his personal direction.
Previous to his connection with this company he has held
a number of important positions with large business houses.
and his various interests have been so well managed that he
has become one of the substantial business men of Jacksonville.
A. H. S. TALBOT, of Jacksonville, is Secretary and general
manager of the Florida National Tobacco Company. During'






the past year Mr. Talbot has been general manager of the
Jackson-Hoyt Company. Previous to his coming to Jackson-
ville he was manager of the Dayton Dry Goods Company, of
Minneapolis, Minn.
He has had many years of practical business experience,
holding important positions with large concerns, and he is
entirely fitted for the responsible position in which he is placed
at the head of the Florida National Tobacco Company's

Fine Location of Our Property.
The Dupont Tract of 600 acres, owned by the Florida
National Tobacco Company, is situated in Gadsden County,
Florida, about two miles from Midway Station on the Seaboard
Air Line Railroad, and is adjoining the Owl Commercial Co.'s
property, known as the Santa Maria Plantation, which com-
pany won the gold medal at the Paris Exposition in 1900. It
is approximately ten miles from Quincy, Fla., and is in the
heart of the tobacco belt in which all of the large Tobacco
companies operate.

First Prize Awarded Florida Tobacco at the Paris
Up until 1900, Florida-grown tobacco had not attained
an international reputation. In that year the Owl Commercial
Company made an exhibit of about 25 pounds of their Sumatra
wrapper, selected from the crop grown in 1899, at the Paris
Exposition. The Department of Agriculture made a display
of this tobacco, and all samples of Sumatra, Havana, Mexican,
and tobacco grown in other countries were designated by num-
ber only and submitted to the judges to be passed upon. The
seven judges were representatives of Holland, France, Spain,
Cuba and the United States, and although they were unable-
to tell from which country each display of tobacco came, the
Florida tobacco won on every important point, and the Owl
Commercial Company was awarded the gold medal for the
best tobacco exhibited. The Dutch judges were greatly aston-
ished when the source of the prize tobacco was learned, as they
had taken the winning samples for Sumatra leaf, and never
dreamed that such tobacco had been grown in the United
States and was a product of the State of Florida.

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Jacksonville, Fla., July 18, 1008.

Mr. A. H. 8. Talbot, Seo.,

Florida National Tobacco Co.,


Dear Sir:-

Your letter of the 17th is received. Your Pr.sld nt,

Mr. 0. D. Jaokson, and Trbasurer Mr. A. B. Hoyt, are well and favor-

ably known to the writer, we having done considerable busineee

with them sinoe the organisation of this bank, all of wnloh has

been entirely satisfaotory. Both of these gentlemen we eetem

highly and we do not hesitate to oommend there to the favorable

oonslderation of the inv-eting publlo. They have means, and we

oonsl~er tnem reliable and conservative.

S Yours very truly,


Government Report of Condition of Tobacco Crop July 1, 1908.
The report sent out by the Department of Agriculture on
July 1st shows that there were 58,000 less acres planted in
tobacco this year than in 1907. This decline in acreage is
undoubtedly due to the trouble in Kentucky and Tennessee
tobacco fields.
Last year the various organizations in those states urged
the farmers to cut out the 1908 crop, and the figures shown by
the Department report would indicate that these instructions
were followed. The intimidations and depradations of the
lawless "night riders" is also responsible for the shortage in
the crop this season.
The estimate made by the Department shows that on July
1st there were 763,000 acres of land in the United States
under tobacco cultivation, or 58,000 less than last year, a de-
cline of 7.0 per cent. The condition of the crop at this time
was estimated at 86.6 per cent of a normal as compared with
81.3 on July 1st, 1907; 86.7 on July 1st 1906, and 86.0, the
ten year average on July.
The following table will prove of interest, as it gives the
percentage of acreage and condition of the tobacco crop on
July 1st, 1908, by states, and shows Florida as being one of the
highest in percentage of condition of crop, viz. 96% of normal.

From the Government Crop Report.
Aoreate Fer cat.
New Hampshire ......................... 99 93
Verm ont ................................ 100 94
Massachusetts .......................... 96 95
.Connecticut ............................. 96 96
New York .............................. 87 94
Pennslyvanla ........................... 92 88
Maryland ........... ................. 92 81
Virginia ................................ 117 94
W est Virginia .......................... 100 90
North Carolina .......................... 109 88
South Carolina .......................... 116 91
Georgia ................................... 76 94
%.iObl DA ........... ..... .. .......... 7
Ohio .................................... 75 80
Indiana ................................. 83 81
Illinois ................................. 100 88
W isconsin .............................. 94 95
Missouri ............................... 100 87
Kentucky ............................... 73 80
Tennessee .............................. 128 86
Alabama ................................ 105 95
M iseisalppi .............................. 100 85
Louisiana .............................. 102 90
T exas .................................. 150 94
Arkansas ............................... 99 88
United States .......................... 98.0 86.6

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Modern Methods of Growing Sumatra Leaf

The introduction of the up-to-date method of shading the
tobacco attracted considerable attention and Connecticut Grow-
ers undertook to grow shaded tobacco, with anything but profi-
table results and finally they gave it up as a financial failure.
This was a practical demonstration that, while appliances and
methods may be duplicated and the best talent employed in the
raising of tobacco, the climate and soil count for more than
anything else and these are incomparable in Florida.
It is generally recognized now that there are only two kinds
of fine wrappers-the imported Sumatra and the Florida
Sumatra. The early feeling of antipathy to Florida-grown
Sumatra, as compared with imported wrappers, has entirely
disappeared and dealers and manufacturers are now using
every pound of this tobacco that is available, and in advertising
the fact that Florida wrappers are used it is found to be a
recommendation to the smokers and increases the sales. Porto
Rico is now using quantities of Florida-grown tobacco, es-
pecially the Sumatra wrappers and the popularity of the Porto
Rico cigars is largely due to the fact that they are made from
Florida tobacco.
Although there are many thousands of acres of tobacco
grown in Gadsden County, practically every pound of the im-
mense crop has been contracted for in advance. When packed
in bales, the selling value of the present crop will be, approxi-
mately, $8,000,000-an increase of $1,000,000 over 1907.
The development of this splendid industry in Gadsden county
has had a wonderful effect on the building up and improve-
ment of the city of Quincy and that entire section, which is
now rated as one of the richest in the state.

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How Tobacco Growing is Made Profitable.
Knowing that the major portion of the profit in marketing
tobacco goes to the packer rather than to the grower, the Flor-
ida National Tobacco Company decided to go into the pack-
ing business on an extensive scale. For this purpose the largest
packing house in the state will be erected and not only will the
tobacco raised on the plantation be handled, but also that of
small growers in that section.
Aside from the 200 acres of shaded tobacco that will be
under cultivation in the first year, the Company will have a
large acreage of sun tobacco, which is grown at a nominal ex-
pense, and while it does not bring nearly as high a price as the
fine, shaded Sumatra leaf, there is a good profit in it, especially
where it is packed by the producer.
On the property there is quite a lot of timber and the com-
pany has an option on a large tract of timber adjoining, which
they anticipate buying. A portable saw mill and outfit will be
installed and the sawing of lumber will be commenced at an
early date. Besides the lumber already purchased for the erec-
tion of the tobacco barns and the shading of tobacco, to get
the work started at once, the company expects to cut a good
share of the lumber from its own timber, for the erection of
barns and shades for future development.
No opportunity will be wasted to develop the natural re-
sources and every dollar expended will be made to count for its
full value. Everything will be utilized to the best possible ad-
vantage and for the full benefit of the investors.







Financial Results of Growing and Packing

Gadsden County has shown some remarkable results in tlie
matter of tobacco crops, and the present year has been a record
breaker in that respect. The yield of shaded tobacco this year
will run from one thousand to fourteen hundred pounds per
acre, and the contract price ranges from 75 cts. to $1.00) per
pound. With these prices the grower will net a considerable
profit, but the Florida National Tobacco Company will add
greatly to this profit by doing its own packing.
The price paid to the packer is from $1.25 to $6.00 per
pound. The process of packing involves sorting into various
sizes, colors and qualities, and each of these bring a different
price. As the cost of sorting and packing on a large scale is
only 5c. a pourd, it is easily seen that the principal profit is
made in the packitig.
The packing plant of the company, while being the largest
in the state, will be the most complete in modern equip-
ment, as everytfiing will be supplied for facilitating the work
and obtaining the best results at a minimum of expense.
The prices quoted are for tobacco grown in Gadsden
County, which is considered the finest Sumatra' leaf tobacco
in the country. Just why the tobacco grown in Gadsden
County is better than that grown in any other section of the
State is a difficult question to answer, but it is a well known
fact that certain soil and climatic conditions are necessary for
certain crops, and where these conditions are the most favor-
able the results are always the best, and Gadsden County seems
to be just exactly right for the acme of excellence in tobacco
As an evidence of the success of the industry in this county
it is only necessary to state that Quincy, the county seat of
Gadsden County, with a population of a little over six thous-
and, has attained the reputation of being the richest city of its
size in the United States. The interesting statement is made
that one large cigar manufacturing company paid, through
its agents at Quincy, nearly Five Million Dollars in purchases
of this year's tobacco crop for their use.




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JACKSOMWLUJ. fA July 18, 1908.

Mr. o. D. Jaokson, President,

Florida National Tobacco Co.,

Jacksonville, Fla.
Dear Mr. Jaoxson:-

I note with interest, the new Company you are launching
for growing tobaooo. I am in the business on a small sale myself,

and consequently have given the matter considerable thought and at-

tention for the past year, and it ooours to me that there is no

field in Florida or elsewhere, that offers as great opportunities

for good earnings. I m also advised that the properties you have se-
oured are anong the best in the tobaooo belt.

Wishing you the muooese that I feel you will receive,
I aa,

Yours very truly.

Consolidated Grocery Coapany.

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uly 24th., 1908.
The florida National Tobaooe 0o,

Jaokeonville, a2.
'3entlea sn:

It has been brought to my attention that you have
purchased a large tract of land at or near Quinoey, West

Florida, and are going into the production of tobaooo for

the manufacture of cigars. I hare studied this question
for a number of years, and I find that the tobacco raising

in that seotion where you are about to establish your plant,
ranks amongst the beet tobacco for the manufacture of cigara
that is produced in this Country or in Cuba, and it has
found favor in every market in the United States. I assure

you, I wish you suoeess in this enterprise, and profit in
your investment.

It has been my good pleasure to know Mr. 0. D. Jackson
and Mr 4. B Hoyt for a number of years. They are largely
engaged in business in Jacksonville, and I have known them.
as men of fine business capacity, honesty and probity, and I
feel confident in asserting that any enterprise that they
may embark in, the interest will be safe in their hands.

Wishing you success in your enterprise, and assuring
you of my co-operation in any way that it is in my power to

aid you, as I have done, and will continue to do in all en-
terprises for the benefit of Jaoksonville and the 8tate of
Florida, I have the honor to be
Very Reppiotfully ay


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Letter from H. W. Moseley, of Quincy.

Quincy, Fla., July 14th, 1908.
The Florida National Tobacco Co.,
Jacksonville, Fla.
Yesterday, July 13th, 1908, I personally drove right
through your property and thoroughly inspected the soil and
general surroundings, and in my own opinion, based upon 18
years' practical tobacco growing, there is no better land in
Gadsden County, and nothing better in the State for tobacco
cultivation. The soil consists of a rich sandy loam, with a
yellow clay subsoil, and will undoubtedly grow a fine quality
of Sumatra leaf.
On the same day I went through the plantation of the Owl
Commercial Company, which adjoins your property on the
north, and is considered by them one of their finest plantations,
and in my opinion your property is equally as good in every
I have grown a considerable acreage this year and my pres-
ent crop will average fully 1,000 pounds to the acre, and am
confident that this season's crop is the best that I have ever
grown, especially as to quality.
I can assure you that your corporation will certainly meet
with success under proper control, and if I can be of any fur-
ther service to you it will be a pleasure.
Yours very truly,
Note.-Mr. H. W. Moseley, is a practical Tobacco grower
of 18 years' experience, has made a great success of his own
Tobacco plantation and is one of the largest owners of Real
Estate in Quincy, Fla.








Why Stock in the Florida National Tobacco
Company Will Be a Profitable
The organizers of the Florida National Tobacco Company
are men of large means and wide business experience, and they
would not have invested their money in this property and cor-
poration had they not believed that it would be profitable.
The property is located in the great tobacco belt where suc-
cess has already come to some of the largest tobacco growers'
in the country. The soil and climatic conditions have been
shown to be the best for the profitable raising of tobacco.
The company has employed, and will employ, only the most
expert tobacco growers to take charge of their plantation, so
that there will be no experimenting, and the work of producing
crops will begin right, from the start. Plenty of competent
labor is found in this locality at the most reasonable scale of
wages, and with experienced superintendents and foremen, the
work will be done in the most economical manner.
Much of the lmnber for the erection of shades, barns, etc.,
will be cut from the property and the immediate neighborhood
by the company, thus reducing the expense of building to a
large extent.
The company will have plenty of capital for the proper
operation of the large plantation and to extend its activities to
all branches of the business that are found to be profitable.
By operating large packing houses, and not only doing
their own packing, but also that of the smaller growers in the
neighborhood, they will add largely to the general profit, and
the officers of the company fully anticipating that the divi-
dends will reach from 25 to 33% per cent, and that in three
years the face value of the stock will be returned to the pur-
chasers in dividends.
The shares have been placed at $25.00 each, so that any per-
son may be able to participate in this profitable enterprise, and
enjoy an income even from a small investment.

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Florida National Tobacco Co.,
Jacksonville, Fla.
Referring to your purchase of 600 aores of land, knorn
as the *Dupont' property, In the southeastern par: ef this County, I would
say that this is considcrcd to be some of the best lands in this section
for dhe cultivation of tobacco, and in fact I do not trink, as a whole,
it is possible to procure a better plantation in this State for growing a
fine quality of shddcd Sumatra Leaf tobacco.
The Owl Coomcrcial Company have a large plantation known
as the 'Santa Maria" adjoining you, and they consider this place one of
their best.
It gives me great pleasure to learn of the interest taken
in our Tobacco Belt, and I feel sure that your corporation will meet
nith every success.
Yours very truly,


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July 27th, 1908.
Mr. A. H. Morton,

Promoter of the Florida National Tobaooo COm!4ny,

Jacksonville, Pla.
Deor Sir:-

We have Just completed the organlistlon of the Sumatra Leaf
Tobacco Company, of Qulnc capitalized at (100,000, and raised our first
orop. We have a large aoreage of tobaooo land but started too late to
get in more than twenty aores under shade this season. We are only
gro.ors this year as we did not have time to oomplote our Paoking House,
but under the experienced and skillful management of our President,
Mr. T. N. Molntosh, we expect to pay 82 and pass a large amount up to
surplus for the few months we have been in the business. Next season we
will have 100 aores under shade with greater results.

We consider the tobaooo culture in Oadsden County the loading
industry In the South, and gladly weloome the Florida National Tobaooo
company to our County, with their Million Dollar Capital and offioered
by such leading financiers, bespeak for them the greatest suooess and
rank among the largest institutions in Florida.

Any time that I can serve you, oommand oe.

Very respectfully,


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To Applicants for Stock.

In compiling this Prospectus the officers have eliminated
all extravagant statements, and simply adhere strictly to the
true facts of the tobacco industry.
The letters published in this booklet require no explana-
tion, and the originals may be seen at any time at the offices
of this Corporation, and any further information that
may be desired will be cheerfully given, as the doings of this
Corporation will be an open book to every stockholder.
It is the intention of the management to issue from time
to time statements of the progress of the work, and this will
be done by personal letter to each individual stockholder, upon
At the present time estimates are being gotten from var-
ious contractors relative to the building of fifty negro houses,
twenty tobacco barns, lath and timber for shading 100 acres,
also fertilizer and general farm implements, and the lowest
price consistent with the best material and workmanship, will
only be entertained.
It is requested that you should send in your application
for stock at the earliest possible moment, as when $600,000
worth is sold this Corporation reserves the right to refuse
any further subscriptions.
Enclosed you will find application blank. Kindly fill out
same, and mail to us with your first payment.

NO 3943

MJACK Soft see, I.,.

C-e J /: July 20, 19 3.

Mr. A. H. S. Talbot. Secretary,

Jacksonville, Fla.

My Dear Sir:-

I notice from the Jacksonville papers that you nave

recently organized the Florida National Tobacco Co.

The success of this organization is already assured from

the strong officers and directors you have selected.

In the selection of Mr D. Jackso n as Presilen: of the

company I want to congratulate you and your associates. I have known

this-man all my life, and I know him to be honest, upright and

honorable in all his dealings. If you should at any time need

any financial backing, his friends in Kentucky would like to have

the privilege of showing their friendship and faith In his business


Very respectfully,

i/ President.

Opinion of Promoter Morton on the Merits
of the Florida National Tobacco Co.

Mr. A. H. Morton, the promoter of the Florida
National Tobacco Co., who has had a wide experience
covering the whole of the United States in propositions
of this kind and who has been closely identified with some
of the most important undertakings in this country, hav-
ing been connected with the reputable firm of J. P. Mor-
gan & Co., for many years, is exceedingly enthusiastic
over the future prospects of this Big Home Tobacco Com-
Since his recent visit to the Dupont tract owned by
the company, and a searching investigation of its merits
on his part, it is his firm belief that there is not a better
business proposition today in the State of Florida, or in
fact in the United States. In all sincerity he says that
any person who has a few hundred, or thousand dollars
to invest, could not place it to better advantage than by
purchasing stock in the Florida National Tobacco Com-
pany, especially with such representative and reliable men
at its head and in charge of its affairs, together with
such endorsements as are contained in this prospectus.
Mr. Morton is thoroughly conscientious and sincere
in his statement, and his reputation for reliability is well
known, having been in Jacksonville for several months,
and this not being the first big undertaking he has han-
dled in the State.

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July 84, 1908.

Florida National Tobaooo Co.,

Jacksonville, Pla.


We wish to congratulate you on the election of Mr. 0. D.

Jackson, of this oity, as President of your Company. we have known

Mr. Jaokeon for a number of years, and know him to be a 'hustler',

and one that aoomplishes muoh in his undertakings. Re is interested

quite extensively' in Orove property in this County, and has some

fine property to show for his untiring energy.

With our beat wishes for the future suoess of the *Florida

National Tobaoo Company*, we are,

Your very truly,

MoCl-Iland, Hubbs & Isted, Bankere.

C.a h i e r.

Eleventh Kentucky District.

Hanuz of qReprTnatatxes, U1. S.

Washington, 1. CQ.

London, Ky., July 31, 1908.
The Plorida National Tobaooo Company,
Jaoksonville, Florida.
I have read in the Newspapers, with monh interest, an
account of the organisation of your Company, and its purposes,
and as I count your President, Mr. G. D. Jackson, among my
acquaintances and friends, I feel that you are to be oongratula-
ted upon securing him as President of your Company, and under
his management, I bespeak for the Compary that measure of.
suooess which honest, energetic management should bring to

Very respectfully,


NO. 7990

it National ankt otf onbmo
CAPITAL s28.000.00
aoubnh Kg.

July 22, 1908.

Florida National Tobacco Company,

Jacksonville, Fla.


I note from one of the Jacksonville

papers the establishment of your enterprise, and am

impressed with the broad scope, completeness of detail

and ample resources under which you enter the tobacco


I congratulate you upon the securing of

Mr. 0. D. Jackson, as your President, having known him

for the last twenty-five years. His remarkable success in

business linked with his integrity and high character as

a man, places him in the first rank, and under the guidance

of his careful hand, I bespeak you the success which you

so surely deserve.
Yours very truly,




Jaly IT-0.

lorl"a National Tobaooo Co.,



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