Nomisma; Or, "legal Tender." by Henri CernuschiNomisma; Or, "legal Tender." by Henri Cernuschi

Nomisma; Or, "legal Tender."

byHenri Cernuschi

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... Washington, February 5,1877. The commission met at 1 P. M. Present: Senators Jones, of Nevada (chairman), Boutwell, and Bogy; and Representatives Willard and Bland. Henri Cernuschi called. By the Chairman: Qxmtion. State your name and occupation.--Answer. Henri Cernuschi. I was an LL. D. and a graduate at Pavia, Italy, in 1842. The political events of 1848 caused me to leave my native country, and I came to Paris, where I became a banker. In 1870 I retired from business. Q. Where do you reside at present?--A. In Paris. Q. Have you noticed the recent marked divergence in the relative value of gold and silver?--A. I have. During several years I have been studying that matter. Before proceeding further, Mr. Chairman, if you will permit me, I would like to make a remark in connection with the purpose of my visit to this country. I want to declare that I have no mission at all from anybody, and that no government has charged me with the business of coming here and defending the interest of any country. In October last I received from you a communication which you had doubtless addressed to many people, inviting them to give in writing the evidence applied for in that inquiry. In response to your invitation I answered that, if agreeable to the commission, I preferred to come and give my evidence in person. You were kind enough to answer that, if I came, I would be welcome. I am very happy to visit again this great country, this free and necessary people. But let me repeat, that I am here only as a witness to give expression to my individual opinions, and not as an agent of any authority, governmental or otherwise. Q. To what cause or causes do you attribute the great changes to which I have referred as having taken place in the relative value of the metals, gol...
Title:Nomisma; Or, "legal Tender."Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217733131

ISBN - 13:9780217733137