Beiträge zur Geschichte der Nordamerikanischen Union: Die Administrationen der Präsidenten U. S. Grant und R. B. Hayes, Volume 1

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Grunow, 1881 - 328 pages
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Page 16 - ... credit — make the difference between gold and greenbacks. We must restore the Constitution before we can restore the finances, and to do this we must have a President who will execute the will of the people by trampling into dust the usurpations of Congress known as the reconstruction acts. I wish to stand before the convention upon this issue, but It is one which embraces everything else that is of value in its large and comprehensive results. It is the one thing that includes all that is...
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