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SIX LETTERS ON THE NECESSITY AND PRACTICABILITY OF A NATIONAL CURRENCY, AND THE PRINCIPLES AND MEASURES ESSENTIAL TO IT by  Eleazar Lord - 1862 - from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC and Biblio.com

SIX LETTERS ON THE NECESSITY AND PRACTICABILITY OF A NATIONAL CURRENCY, AND THE PRINCIPLES AND MEASURES ESSENTIAL TO IT

by Lord, Eleazar

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New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. Original printed wrappers, stitched. 53, [1 blank] pp. Very Good. Lord argues that "a uniform National currency is indispensable to the interests and welfare of the people." Congress ought to make Treasury notes legal tender. Lord had a roller-coaster career. Initially quite successful in business, he founded the Manhattan Fire Insurance Company, the New York Sunday School Society, the University of the City of New York and Auburn Theological Seminary, and was the first president of the New York & Erie Railroad. But he lost everything during the Panic of 1857. During the Civil War years, when he wrote this pamphlet, he was forced to depend on the kindness of relatives for his support. DAB's sketch of Lord's life notes that this pamphlet attracted the attention of the Lincoln Administration; William Seward consulted with him on national fiscal policy. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 42024.
  • Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 30040
  • Title: SIX LETTERS ON THE NECESSITY AND PRACTICABILITY OF A NATIONAL CURRENCY, AND THE PRINCIPLES AND MEASURES ESSENTIAL TO IT
  • Author: Lord, Eleazar
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Anson D.F. Randolph
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1862
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