Life Of Col. Jesse Harper Of Danville, Ills; Farm-boy, Lawyer, Editor, Author, Orator, Scholar And…

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byJesse Harper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...doing a world of injury in demoralizing the people as to what the greenback is. These men are contradicted by both fact and law. The Revised Statutes of the United States, section 3,588, page 712, in regard to the greenback, reads thus: "United States notes shall be lawful money." In this statute the United States says greenbacks are money. Republican speakers of high and low degree say a greenback is not money, but a promise to pay money. Which do you believe, the laws of the United States, passed by Republican law makers, or a political mountebank, who, to carry an election, has to dispute the laws of the country? The same fellows who hold up a National Bank bill and say, "The First National Bank of Jacksonville promises to pay bearer on demand five dollars," and will say to you that the bankers must pay that amount on demand or have their banks closed, and they know at the time that when you demand the five dollars in money called for by the bank note that the banker can pay his demand note with a five dollar greenback. It--the greenback--is money in the banker's hands--not a promise to pay money. Shame on such demagogues. FRUITION. Owning a $100,000 bond, and because you own it the government hands you $90,000 as a gift to fructify industry with, by loaning it at ten per cent. A man so situated, as he looks at the "blackbacks," can truly say: "Happy day that fixed my choice on thee, my 'bank baby.'" Then taking a fresh "cud" he cries with holy zeal and patriotic fervor: "Down with the rag baby." BANK PRIVILEGES. 1. The National treasury holds their bonds for safe keeping, and collects and pays over the interest free of charge. 2. The government loans them 90 per cent of the market value of the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...doing a world of injury in demoralizing the people as to what the greenback is. These men are contradicted by both fact and law....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217503217

ISBN - 13:9780217503211

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