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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Over the next few weeks, what historian Frank Owsley called the "decisive" leadership role played in the South by the New Orleans merchant community became apparent, as the cotton factors and associated companies of other southern cities, such as Mobile, Savannah, and Charleston, quickly followed the Crescent City's example.
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.
He became an accountant for a firm of cotton factors, married, and pursued a rigorous course of self-education.
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.