Butler's Record

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1879 - Campaign literature - 31 pages
 

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Page 10 - ... 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 15 - And the United States also solemnly pledges its faith to make provision at the earliest practicable period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin.
Page 14 - Second ought to have delegated his prerogative of stamping gold coin for the benefit of his paramours, as a monopoly. Third. I want that dollar stamped upon some convenient and cheap material of the least possible intrinsic value, so that neither its wear nor its destruction will be any loss to the government issuing it. Fourth. I also desire the dollar to be made of such material for the purpose that it shall never be exported or desirable to carry out of the country. Framing an American system...
Page 14 - ... I do not desire that the greenback currency should be made to serve the country as it has done, — vilified, insulted, depreciated by the act of the Government itself ; being refused not only to be received for all debts due the Government, not even paid for all demands due from the Government. " The ' American system of finance ' which will obtain in the near future, — and I hope at once, — which I desire, is : — " First, a dollar that shall have at all times a certain fixed and stable...
Page 14 - ... shall never be exported or desirable to carry out of the country. Framing an American system of finance I do not propose to adapt it to the wants of any other nation and especially the Chinese, who are nearly one quarter of the world. Fifth. I desire that the dollar so issued shall never be redeemed. I see no more reason why the unit of measure of value should be redeemed or redeemable, than that the yard-stick with which I measure my cloth or the quart with which I measure my milk should be...
Page 10 - States also solemnly pledges its faith to make provision at the earliest practicable period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin. This act still remains as a continuing pledge of the faith of the United States' 'to make provision at the earliest practicable period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin.
Page 22 - Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, said: "I am sorry to trespass "once more upon the House, but I can suggest a remedy to every gentleman who does not think this increase of salary is right and proper: let him come up and sign a pledge that he will not take the increase. Virtuous men and true, come up and sign it.
Page 24 - ... a protecting policy. The silence which has been observed towards Pennsylvania has been quite as remarkable as the eloquence which has been expended on Massachusetts. I deceive myself, if there has been the slightest allusion to her, or her iron duties, in the whole winter's debate. I perceive that, in the report of the committee of ways and means of the house, very affectionate and patriotic things are even said about iron. Now, Sir, when you consider that Massachusetts never made a protecting...
Page 14 - ... value or grows higher, or to be obliged to conform itself in value in any regard to the dollars of any other nation of the world ; keeping itself always stable and fixed, so that, when all the property of the country adjusts itself to it as a measure of value, it shall remain a fixed standard forever. But, if it is ever changed, it shall change equally and alike for the creditor and the debtor ; not as the dollar based upon supposed gold, whose changes always' have given the creditor the advantage.
Page 24 - State hounty was sent to a soldier who had joined his regiment, but who was discharged for improper enlistment before it reached him. The return of the check, which was made payable to the order of the soldier and payment of which had been stopped, was requested by me but refused by the United States officer in command ; at first on the ground that the bounty was forfeited to the United States, and subsequently, that it belonged to the discharged* recruit. The check probably still remains in the...

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