International Monetary Conference Held ... in Paris, in August, 1878

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1879 - Currency question - 918 pages

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Page 785 - His Majesty the King of the Belgians; His Majesty the King of Spain...
Page 496 - SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That the bills or notes of the said corporation originally made payable, or which shall have become payable on demand, shall be receivable in all payments to the United States, unless otherwise directed by act of Congress.
Page 787 - The execution of the reciprocal engagements contained in the present convention is subordinated, in so far as necessary, to the observance of the formalities and rules established by the constitutional laws of those of the high contracting parties...
Page 493 - An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States...
Page 436 - Pounds, shillings, pence and farthings of these several States, into each other, can judge how much they would have been aided, had their several subdivisions been in a decimal ratio. Certainly, in all cases, where we are free to choose between easy and difficult modes of operation, it is most rational to choose the easy. The Financier, therefore, in his report, well proposes that our Coins should be in decimal proportions to one another.
Page 552 - Gold coin, in an office of discount and deposit of the Bank of the United States, there located, in November, 1819, amounted to $165,000, and the silver coin to $118,000.
Page 691 - The bills and notes of the bank originally made payable, or which shall have become payable, on demand, in gold and silver coin? shall be receivable in all payments to the United States.
Page 113 - All the rivers run into the sea, and yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers came, thither do they return again...
Page 316 - And it appears by experience as well as by reason, that silver flows from those places where its value is lowest in proportion to gold, as from Spain to all Europe, and from all Europe to the East Indies, China, and Japan ; and that gold is most plentiful in those places in which its value is highest in proportion to silver, as in Spain and England.
Page 477 - ... tenth part of the former, and which shall be a unit or dollar. One silver piece, which shall also be a unit or dollar. One silver piece, which shall be, in weight and value, a tenth part of the silver unit or dollar. One copper piece, which shall be of the value of a hundredth part of a dollar. One other copper piece, which shall be half the value of the former.

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