commission merchant

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COMMISSION MERCHANT. One employed to sell goods for another on commission; a factor. He is sometimes called. a consignee, (q.v.) and the goods he receives are a consignment. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1013.

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New Orleans had been a step too slow to fully embrace secession, its banks too arrogant in their disdain for the national interest, and its cotton factors too quick to meddle in foreign policy.
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Since 1986, when Viking settled into the former opera house at 111 Front Street, several buildings (circa 1895-1905) once owned by cotton factors have been renovated to accommodate all corporate functions.