Selected Speeches and Reports on Finance and Taxation, from 1859 to 1878

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D. Appleton, 1879 - Currency question - 640 pages
 

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Page 496 - ... the faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the payment in coin or its equivalent of all the obligations of the United States...
Page 141 - That the amount of the two kinds of notes together shall at no time exceed the sum of $150,000,000, and such notes herein authorized shall be receivable in payment of all taxes, internal duties, excises, debts and demands of every kind due to the United States, except duties on imports, and of all claims and demands against the United States of every kind whatsoever, except for interest upon bonds and notes, whichrshall be paid in coin, and shall also be lawful money and a legal tender in payment...
Page 513 - Treasury to prepare and provide for the redemption in this act authorized or required, he is authorized to use any surplus revenues, from time to time, in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and to issue, sell, and dispose of, at not less than par, in coin, either of the descriptions of bonds of the United States described in the act of Congress approved July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled, " An act to authorize the refunding of the national debt...
Page 213 - ... apportioned to associations in the states, in the District of Columbia, and in the territories, according to representative population, and the remainder shall be apportioned by the Secretary of the Treasury among associations formed in the several states, in the District of Columbia, and in the territories, having due regard to the existing banking capital, resources, and business of such states, district, and territories.
Page 406 - Let it be understood that no repudiator of one farthing of our public debt will be trusted in public place, and it will go far toward strengthening a credit which ought to be the best in the world, and will ultimately enable us to replace the debt with bonds bearing less interest than we now pay.
Page 406 - And the United States also solemnly pledges its faith to make provision at the earliest practicable period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin.
Page 206 - An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof...
Page 168 - ... government? The Secretary will not say that such a provision would exceed the abilities of the country; but he is clearly of opinion, that to make it, would require the extension of taxation to a degree, and to objects, which the true interest of the public creditors forbids. It is therefore to be hoped, and even to be expected, that they will cheerfully concur in such modifications of their claims, on fair and equitable principles, as will facilitate to the government an arrangement substantial,...
Page 111 - to borrow money on the credit of the United States." The stock it issues is the evidence of a debt created by the exercise of this power. The tax in question is a tax upon the contract subsisting between the Government *and the individual. It bears directly upon that contract while subsisting and in full force.
Page 381 - Provided, That of United States notes not more than ten millions of dollars may be retired and canceled within six months from the passage of this act, and thereafter not more than four millions of dollars in any one month...

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