Bimetallism

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAndrew Jackson Utley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Kelley of Pennsylvania, was Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures in 1872, when the bill originally passed the House. This is what he said on the floor of the House, March 9,1878: "' In connection with the charge that I advocated the bill which demonetized the standard silver dollar, I say that, though the Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, I was as ignorant of the fact that it would demonetize the silver dollar, or of its dropping the silver dollar from our system of coins as were those distinguished Senators--Messrs. Blaine and Voorhees, who were then members of the House and each of whom a few days since, interrogated the other: 'Did you know it was dropped when the bill was passed?' 'No,'said Mr. Blaine,' did you?' 'No,'said Mr. Voorhees, 'I do not think there were three members in the House that knew it. I doubt whether Mr. Hooper, who in my absence from the Committee on Coinage, and attendance on the Committee on Ways and Means, managed the bill, knew it. I say this in justice to him.' (Congressional Record, Volume 7, Part 2, Fortyfifth Congress, second session, page 1605). SEC. 246. "Mr. Holman in a speech delivered in the House of Representatives, July 13,1876, said: 'I have before me the record of the proceedings of this House on the passage of that measure, a record which no man can read without being convinced that the measure and the method of its passage through the House was a 'colossal swindle.' I assert that the measure never had the sanction of this House,and it did not possess the moral force of law.' (Congressional Record, Volume 4, Part 6, Forty-fourth Congress, first session, Appendix, page 193). "Again on August S, 1876, he said: 'The original bill was simply a bill to organize...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Kelley of Pennsylvania, was Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures in 1872, when the bill o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217957153

ISBN - 13:9780217957151

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