Poor's Manual of Railroads, Volume 3

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H.V. & H.W. Poor, 1870 - Railroads
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Page xxv - States (I speak now from my own observation) stand as it were upon a pivot. The touch of a feather would turn them any way.
Page 480 - An act to provide a National currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
Page xxiv - How entirely unconnected with them shall we be, and what troubles may we not apprehend, if the Spaniards on their right, and Great Britain on their left, instead of throwing stumbling-blocks in their way, as they now do, should hold out lures for their trade and alliance?
Page 477 - ... interest not exceeding six per cent, per annum, and to be reimbursed within a period not beyond twenty years and not less than ten years.
Page xxiv - I need not remark to you, sir, that the flanks and rear of the United States are possessed by other powers, and formidable ones, too; nor how necessary it is to apply the cement of interest to bind all parts of the Union together by indissoluble bonds, especially that part of it which lies immediately west of us, with the United States.
Page 480 - ... that 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 xxv - ... and unimproved roads. These causes have hitherto checked the industry of the present settlers ; for, except the demand for provisions, occasioned by the increase of population, and a little flour, which the necessities of the Spaniards compel them to buy, they have no incitements to labor.
Page 480 - An Act to authorize the issue of United States notes and for the redemption of funding thereof and for funding the floating debt of the United States...
Page 477 - Company bearing interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum...
Page 480 - ... the United States or elsewhere, to such an amount, in such manner, and at such rates as he may think advisable, for lawful money of the United States, or for any treasury notes, certificates of indebtedness, or certificates of deposit, or other representatives of value, which have been or which may be issued under any act of Congress...

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