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Full title: A Resource of War - The Credit of the Government Made Immediately Available
Subtitle: History of the Legal Tender Paper Act Issued During the Great Rebellion Being a Loan Without Interest and a National Currency
Author: Hon. H. G. Spaulding, Chairman of the Subcommittee of Ways and Means at the time the act was passed
Published: 1869
Publisher: Express Printing Company
267 pages
9.1 MB

The first 11 pages of this book constitute a fairly succinct summary of the events leading up to the adoption of Legal Tender in place of the bank notes that were extant before the war. The following pages consist largely of correspondence and drafts of the bill that eventually became the Legal Tender act.


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