The Political and Financial Opinions of Peter Cooper

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Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company, 1877 - 101 頁
 

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第 51 頁 - Enormous fortunes were thus rapidly accumulated at Calcutta, while thirty millions of human beings were reduced to the extremity of wretchedness. They had been accustomed to live under tyranny, but never under tyranny like this.
第 24 頁 - A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: But a just weight is his delight.
第 14 頁 - Democratic parties refused to change; and, in view of the failure of these parties to furnish relief to the depressed industries of the country, thereby disappointing the just hopes and expectations of the suffering people, we declare our principles, and invite all independent and patriotic men to join our ranks in this movement for financial reform and industrial emancipation. First. We demand the immediate and unconditional repeal of the Specie-Resumption Act of January 14, 1875, and the rescue...
第 70 頁 - Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind none has been more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money. This is the most effectual of inventions to fertilize the rich man's field by the sweat of the poor man's brow.
第 51 頁 - Under their old masters they had at least one resource: when the evil became insupportable, the people rose and pulled down the government. But the English government was not to be so shaken off. That government, oppressive as the most oppressive form of barbarian despotism, was strong with all the strength of civilisation.
第 14 頁 - The Independent party is called into existence by the necessities of the people, whose industries are prostrated, whose labor is deprived of its just reward, by a ruinous policy which the Republican and Democratic parties refuse to change, and in view of the failure of these parties to furnish relief to the depressed industries of the country, thereby disappointing the just hopes and expectations of the suffering people...
第 52 頁 - Foes of mankind (her guardian spirits say) ! Revolving ages bring the bitter day, When Heaven's unerring arm shall fall on you, And blood for blood these Indian plains bedew...
第 15 頁 - ... to foreigners, especially as the American people would gladly and promptly take at par all bonds the government may need to sell, provided they are made payable at the option of the holder, and bearing interest at 3.65...
第 82 頁 - It has another and striking advantage over bank circulation — in its superior cheapness, as well as greater stability and safety. Bank paper is cheap to those who make it, but dear, very dear, to those who use it — fully as much so as gold and silver.
第 44 頁 - The house of commons readily resolved that "the erecting manufactories in the colonies tended to lessen their dependence ; " and, under pretence of encouraging the importation of American lumber, they passed a bill having the clause, " that none in the plantations should manufacture iron wares of any kind out of any sows, pigs, or bars whatsoever.

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