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Two kinds of gold, 226.
Union more than money, 220.
Value, the real standard of, 85.
Visit to West, 227.
Wages in silver countries, xv, 138.
Yacht measurement by joint standard, I43.
BoSTON, May 22, 1894.
. . . I have read your several papers with much interest, and am glad to have them and this new matter in such a convenient and attractive form. (Signed) FRANCIS A. WALKER.
. . . I have read it with much interest as a + contribution to better knowledge upon the subject of money, a subject, however, which not very many will ever understand nor ever need to, unless they stand in the way of those who do. Not doubting of the need of the money use of the two precious metals, I am glad to count you on that side. (Signed) WM. M. Evarts.
So. KENSINGTON, 2 June, '94. . . . It is certainly a much more honest system of bimetallism than the schemes already propounded, but as I disbelieve in any system of international legal tender, and doubt the ordinary meaning given by bimetallists to the appreciation of gold, my mind was not a fertile soil for the seed sown by
your book. (Signed) PLAYFAIR.
TRINITY CollEGE, DUBLIN, June 2. . . . The state of the case is that here every thinker is in favor of bimetallism of some sort, every business man against it. The latter will go on jeering at the former for a generation and then will find out that the Professors were
right. That is the usual course of history. . . . (Signed) H. MAHAFFY.
. . . It seems to me that you have very cleverly laid at rest mono and bi, and introduced a flexible nexus which unites the two precious metals so that without injury to either they can together make a permanent currency basis. . . . (Signed) RICHARD GOODMAN.
N. Y. TIMES, May 26, 1894.
. . . A rather striking example of the deep interest which thoughtful men and men of large affairs are now taking in one of the foremost questions of our times,
15 LOMBARD STREET, 1 June, '94.
. . . I quite agree with you that the so-called Bimetallism is not really Bimetallism. I fear, however, that there are fatal objections to the purpose of allowing an official to determine the value of the silver coins from time to time. (Signed) John LUBBock.
THE CHELSEA, June Io, '94.
. . . Your suggestion is a valuable contribution to economic thought, and it looks to me as if your idea, carried into practice, would solve the problem of currency. (Signed) DANIEL GREANLEAF THOMPsoN.
June II, 1894, . . . I am not wise in the matter of methods, and only an expert would be competent to pass a valuable judgment on the details of your plan. But I thoroughly agree with you that our hard times are due to the attempt to put the business of the world on a gold basis, and that we shall not have any permanent return of prosperity until, in some form or other, we succeed in establishing a standard of currency which will neither appreciate, as gold alone is certain to do, nor depre
ciate, as silver alone is certain to do. . . (Signed) LYMAN ABBOTT.
MARKET DRAYTON, 14 June, 1894.
. . . Indian difficulties must, however, force the silver question upon us before long, and then your ingenious proposal may be a great help towards solving the problem. Some of our leading men, including Mr. Balfour, are much disposed to agree with your view. . . . (Signed) FRAS, R. TREMLOW.
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, June 16, '94.
. . . But behind this movement there is a real element of popular sagacity, which finds honest expression in the silent rather than the outspoken desire of many millions not to give up silver as a part of the world's stock of money. Mr. Stokes of New York, who is neither a Republican nor a Populist, nor a crank of any class, recognized this silent preponderation of public sentiment some months ago, and began to print in the New York newspapers some letters on “Joint-Metallism,” which attracted attention . . . and thus carried on the discussion with good temper and in a style where pleasant humor is mingled with forcible suggestion, and a candor which no infallibility from the Delphic Oracle to the New York weeklies can be expected to indulge the world with. The merits of Mr. Stokes's plan will be sufficiently discussed before Congress adopts it, but it has real merits, and contains the element of a just appreciation of the present world difficulty,+which neither Reed nor Lodge nor Harrison even seek to express, and apparently do not see. .
DOWANHILL GARDENs, GLASGow, 19 June, 1894.
. . . It is a most suggestive contribution to a subject which is now creating as much interest in Great Britain as it does in its parent country. (Signed) W. SMART.
N. Y. CoMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, July 23, 1894. . . . There is much ingenuity in his plan and his supporting argument.