Jay Cooke: Financier of the Civil War, Volume 2

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G.W. Jacobs & Company, 1907 - United States
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Page 476 - ... a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together...
Page 343 - ... organized under the act of congress entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by pledges of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption, thereof," approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
Page 173 - Immediate action is of great importance. The treasury is nearly empty. I have been obliged to draw for the last instalment of the November loan. So soon as it is paid, I fear the banks generally will refuse to receive the United States notes, unless made a legal tender. You will see the necessity of urging the bill through without more delay.
Page 104 - I never meet a Pennsylvanian at a London dinner without feeling a disposition to seize and divide him; — to allot his beaver to one sufferer and his coat to another — to appropriate his pocket-handkerchief to the orphan, and to comfort the widow with his silver watch, Broadway rings, and the London Guide, which he always carries in his pockets.
Page 104 - How such a man can set himself down at an English table without feeling that he owes two or three pounds to every man in the company, I am at a loss to concede; he has no more right to eat with honest men than a leper has to eat with clean men.
Page 153 - The Cedars," which he had purchased some for circulation ; for it is certain that the war must go on until the rebellion is put down if we have to put out paper and it takes a thousand dollars to buy a breakfast.
Page 177 - Constitution. it is not surprising that amid the tumult of the late civil war, and under the influence of apprehensions for the safety of the republic almost universal, different views, never before entertained by American statesmen or jurists, were adopted by many.
Page 167 - There was borrowed at par on the 19th of August upon three years...
Page 175 - The ice that chokes the Mississippi is not more sure to melt and disappear with the approaching vernal season, than are the rebellious armies upon its banks when our western army shall break from its moorings and rush with the current to the Gulf, and baptise as it goes, in blood, the people to a fresher allegiance.
Page 343 - Whereas, by satisfactory evidence presented to the undersigned, it has been made to appear that: The , located in the of , in the county of and state of , has complied with all the provisions of the statutes of the United States required to be complied with before an association shall be authorized to commence the business of banking: Now...

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