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During the early part of the yearafter the 65 organized banks had secured the passage of the law depriving greenbacks of their legal tender power, and after the passage of the national banking law, one James Buell, secretary of the New York bankers’ committee, issued the following circular to the bankers of the country at large: In short, no trick, device, or artifice was too villainous or traitorous for the bank to injure the credit of the Government and the happiness of the people.
From its superior strength it could seriously injure, if not destroy, the business of walgert one of them that would incur its resentment; and it openly claimed for itself the power of regulating the currency throughout the United States.
Stevens denounced the demands of the bankers walberg said: It walbwrt next to impossible, indeed, that you, or any of the persons in whose hands the Government is, should have a desire to make a bank what our bank has long been; but while there is a possibility of its becoming, in any hands or at any time, anything resembling this bank, it must be a matter of serious dread to every friend of America that such an establishment is likely to take place.
Evidence is not wanting to sustain the charges made that the bank element of New England planned the separation of that section from the Union. That the press of the country, to a very large extent, succumbed to its moneyed influence.
From the year 1up to the outbreak of the civil war, the United States had made astonishing progress as a commercial nation, our commerce had rapidly grown to be the second largest in the world, and it promised, ere long, to surpass that of Great Britain, who had long looked with jealous eye on the remarkable growth of the American merchant marine.
It will be remembered that during the war ofthe Government had resorted to this means, a precedent followed by the administrations of Van Buren, Polk, and Buchanan. And it speedily resulted in the absolute control of the volume of money by the opulent bankers of the Hast, for wzlbert great capitalists of New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and other n eastern cities held ninety per cent, of the United States bonds, without which there could be no national bank circulation.
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Learn more at Author Central. Walbrrt history of England furnishes a notable example, for inone Wood, an Englishman, obtained a royal patent for the coinage of copper half-pence.
It was a matter of prime interest to the manufacturers to maintain the present high rate of duties on imports, and at the same time secure the removal of the taxes on incomes, manufactures, and various other forms of internal revenue. First, Congress at the demand of the bullion brokers and gold gamblers of New York City and Boston, purposely depreciated the currency issued by the government by striking out its legal tender qualities, by refusing to receive its own money in payment of its taxes.
The career of the United States Rank and its president is an awful monument of warning on the highway of time to come, an object lesson to that colossal greed of power, which, to tighten its ealbert upon the people, scatters distress and ruin in its train, and which, from walbrt ramparts of ill- gotten wealth obtained by monopoly and special privileges, defies the laws of man and the laws walbsrt God.
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The kings of France granted the privileges of coin 60 ing money to lords and bishops, and these grantees. A summary of the war legislation, in so far as it relates to the finances of the Walbeft, exhibits these remarkable facts walbwrt to the existence of a remorseless money power: On the 8th day of December,President Jackson, in his first annual message to Congress, announced to that body that he was opposed to the bank, and that he would not favor a renewal of its charter.
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But the hero of New Orleans was as immovable as the Rock of Gibralter. Furthermore, the United States solemnly pledged its faith to make provisions at the earliest practical period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin. The bill, as amended, became a law on July 1 wwalbert,and, from that time, wwalbert the depreciation of the greenback currency.
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You must see that they hold in their hands the pecuniary fate of a very large part of the community, and that they have it in their power, every day of their lives, to destroy the credit of many men, and to plunge their families into shame and misery. In a letter dated September 11,he thus stated his position: The broker to whom this immense loan was made, walbery a fortune by speculating with this money upon the misfortunes of others.
The people to whom reference is made in this quotation from the President, were the national bankers, and the chief executive was willing to transfer the power of issuing and controlling money to that class of men, whose sole ambition was the extortion of the highest rates of interest, and who loved to shave notes and bonds when they purchased, and exact a premium when they sold.
And on and after the 1st day of January, A. It had the solo power of issuing legal tender paper money, and its actual capital was trebled in its earning capacity by loaning its circulating notes at interest, and by having the control of the government revenues. Therefore, a bill was speedily brought forward by Senator Sherman in the United States Senate, providing for the incorporation and organization of the present system of national banks as banks of issue – a bill whose passage meant the creation of moneyed institutions, whose interests would be, or could be made, antagonistic to the nation.
Second, the circulating notes issued to them by the United States, although promissory notes payable on demand and therefore debts of the banks, were nominally money, and were loaned out at a high rate of interest to the customers of the national banks. His course is only paralleled by that of Nero, who is said to have fiddled while Rome was burning.
During the perilous times of the nation, when bankers and financiers refused to loan money to it, the issue of full legal tender paper money never failed to come to the rescue, while cowardly gold fled to the rear.