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The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan; Late Minister to England and Formerly Minister to Russia, Senator and Representative in Congress, and Secretary of State Including the Most Important of His State Papers (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan; Late Minister to England and Formerly Minister to Russia, Senator and Representative in Congress, and Secretary of State Including the Most Important of His State Papers (Paperback)

Rushmore G.] [Horton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. The Twenty-sixth Congress -- The Independent Treasury--Mr. Buchanan's great Speech--His reply to Hon. John Davis. The twenty-sixth Congress, the last under Mr. Van Buren's administration, commenced its first session on the 2d of December, 1839. It was a protracted and important session, and did not close its labors until the 18th of July, 1840. Early in December, Hon. Silas Wright gave notice of a bill "to more effectually secure the public money in the hands of the officer? and agents of the government," and which is subsantially the independent treasury system now in existence. This was a call to combat between the forces of the old federal bank system, and the advocates of separating the government from all connections with such institutions. Silas Wright was the recognized leader of the measure of the administration on the floor of the Senate. The contest was a most desperate one. It was the expiring effort of a giant monster--the death struggle of the alliance between the government and the banks. At this day it is perfectly astonishing to read the disasters predicted from the passage of this measure, even by men who have great reputations as shrewd statesmen. The country at the time was, no doubt, in a most unfortunate financial condition, the effects of a period of paper currency expansion never before equalled in the history of our country. The measure advocated by the democratic party was just the one to prevent the recurrence of such a catastrophe; yet the bill was fought against by its enemies with a resistance that can scarcely be imagined. Even after it had passed, and nothing remained but the form of agreeing to its title, its opponents pursued the beneficent act as if it were a malignant virus which, after it had entered the ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Rushmore G.] [Horton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2411-7
Barcode: 9781458924117
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-4589-2411-4

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