Proceedings of the First National Silver Convention: Held at St. Louis, November 26, 27 and 28, 1889

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E. A. Elliott
Buxton & Skinner stationery Company, 1889 - Silver question - 283 pages

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Page 201 - That the standard for both gold and silver coins of the United States shall be such that of one thousand parts by weight nine hundred shall be of pure metal and one hundred of alloy ; and the alloy of the silver coins shall be of copper...
Page 160 - I of gold, would in our opinion, be likely to affect the price of silver in the market generally, whoever the purchaser and for whatever country it was destined. It would enable the seller to stand out for a price approximating to the legal ratio and would tend to keep the market steady at about that point.
Page 181 - January 18, 1837, on which shall be the devices and superscriptions provided by said act ; which coins, together with all silver dollars heretofore coined by the United States, of like weight and fineness, shall be a legal tender, at their nominal value, for all debts and dues, public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract.
Page 111 - This bill proposes a silver coinage exactly the same as the French, and what are called the associated nations of Europe, who have adopted the international standard of silver coinage; that is, the dollar provided for by this bill is the precise equivalent of the five-franc piece.
Page 163 - On the Probable Results of an Increase in the Purchasing Power of Gold," rather than the use of the more technical term, "The Appreciation of Gold.
Page 113 - ... payable in either gold or silver, at the option of the debtor, into a contract payable in gold alone.
Page 135 - When, except when, day after day, month after month, and year after year, it is measuring out about the same aggregate amount of goods, as a
Page 138 - ... precious metal in recent years. This investigation has been ordered upon the recommendation of the Commission on the Depression of Trade ; and the plan of inquiry is given in the Minute with some detail, under two general heads. The new Commission are to inquire (1) whether recent changes of value are due, — 1. To the depreciation of silver ; or 2. To the appreciation of gold ; or 3. To both causes.
Page 201 - ... and values, viz.: double eagles, each to be of the value of twenty dollars, or units, and gold dollars, each to be of the value of one dollar, or unit.

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