The Secrets of Internal Revenue: Exposing the Whiskey Ring, Gold Ring, and Drawback Frauds; Divulging the Systematic Pillage of the Public Treasury and Filchings of the Revenue; with Astounding Disclosures of Organized Depredations, Conspiracies, and Raids on the Government and People, and Vivid Portrayals of Official Turpitude, Malfeasance, Tyranny, and Corruption

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Franklin Eliot Felton
W. Flint, 1870 - Internal revenue - 543 pages

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Page 516 - Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of appropriating thirty thousand dollars, to enable Professor Morse to establish a line of telegraph between Washington and Baltimore.
Page 321 - Court having equity jurisdiction may, by injunction, restrain such corporation and its officers from exercising any of its corporate rights, privileges or franchises, and from collecting or receiving any debts or demands, and from paying out, or in any way transferring or delivering to any person, any of the moneys, property or effects of such corporation, until such Court shall otherwise order.
Page 314 - ... that the same is true of his own knowledge except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true.
Page 518 - ... equal in amount to the duty or tax paid thereon, and no more, when exported, the evidence that any such duty or tax...
Page 315 - York, within twenty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Page 318 - ... from collecting or receiving any debt or demand, and from paying out, or in any way transferring or delivering, to any person, any money, property, or effects of the corporation, during the pendency of the action ; except by express permission of the court.
Page 517 - And be it further enacted, That from and after the date on which this act takes effect there shall be an allowance or drawback on all articles on which any internal duty or tax shall have been paid, except raw or unmanufactured cotton, equal in amount to the duty or tax paid thereon, and no more, when exported...
Page 511 - The fact is, a desperate struggle is now taking place, and each party wants the Government to help them out. I write this letter to advise you of what I think you may expect, to put you on your guard. I think, from the lights before me, I would move on without change until the present struggle is over. If you want to write me this week, my address will be Washington, Pennsylvania. I would like to hear your experience with the factions, at all events, if they give you time to write. No doubt you will...
Page 478 - ... of the President's mind. The article was put in type, and double leaded for a leading editorial ; but, on reading it over, suspicions were aroused, and the financial editor, Mr. Norvell, was sent for. He testified : " Not knowing where the article came from, yet, from whatever source it originated, I suspected there might be, from the statements of the last paragraph, a sinister purpose to bull gold, so the double leads were taken out, the tail of the article stricken off, and the article, as...
Page 508 - ... or seriously crippled. Importers of foreign goods were for many days at the mercy of gamblers and suffered heavy losses. For many weeks the business of the whole country was paralyzed, a vast volume of currency was drawn from the great channels of industry and held in the grasp of the conspirators. The foundations of business morality were rudely shaken, and the numerous defalcations that shortly followed are clearly traceable to the mad spirit engendered by speculation.

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