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Silver Bill:

HON. WILLIAM W. EATON AND WILLIAM H. BARNUM, U.S. SENATORS, WASHINGTON, D.C. GENTLEMEN: THE UNDERSIGNED, BELIEVING THAT THE PASSAGE OF THE SILVER BILL NOW PENDING BEFORE THE SENATE WOULD BE EXCEEDINGLY INJURIOUS TO OUR NATIONAL CREDIT...

[Hartford?: 1879] Broadsheet, 8.5" x 17" with a couple of horizontal folds, printed on both sides. At the end is written in ink, "The above letter was written by James G. Batterson, and read by him in manuscript to W.W. Eaton A.C. Dunham, --- Dunham, & myself, in the Library of Hartford Club, 31 Grove St, Dec 31st 1879. Let us hope and pray that 'Blands Silver Bill' will not pass." Very Good. A plea to Connecticut's two Democratic Senators to resist efforts to abandon the gold standard. "If Congress should propose to make any change in the conditions of contracts between individuals, the mere proposal would be such an interference with the rights of persons and property, that it would not be tolerated for a moment. The proposed Act, however, would in fact change the conditions of all existing contracts, by the cunning device of changing the standard by which such contracts must finally be settled...The gold dollar is the unit of value, and the standard is 25 8/10 grains. This, then, is the American dollar." Not located on OCLC [as of December 2015].


Book Id: 13182

Price: $350.00

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