A General History of the Most Prominent Banks in Europe: Particularly the Banks of England and France; the Rise and Progress of the Bank of North America; a Full History of the Late and Present Bank of the United States

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H. C. Sleight, 1831 - 254 páginas
 

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Página 2 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States. entitled, " an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act, entitled, " an act, supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Página 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Página 133 - Waiving the question of the constitutional authority of the Legislature to establish an incorporated bank as being precluded in my judgment by repeated recognitions under varied circumstances of the validity of such an institution in acts of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Government, accompanied by indications, in different modes, of a concurrence of the general will of the nation...
Página 29 - The witnesses examined by the committee of the house of commons, appointed to inquire into the...
Página 88 - The officer at the head of the Treasury Department of the United States shall be furnished, from time to time, as often as he may require, not exceeding once a week, with statements of the...
Página 79 - It is to be considered that such a bank is not a mere matter of private property, but a political machine of the greatest importance to the state.
Página 141 - But, for the interests of the Community at large, as well as for the purposes of the Treasury, it is essential that the Nation should possess a currency of equal value, credit and use, wherever it may circulate. The Constitution has entrusted Congress, exclusively, with the power of creating and regulating a currency of that description...
Página 88 - Half yearly dividends shall be made of so much of the profits of the bank, as shall appear to the directors advisable; and once in every three...
Página 86 - The number of votes to which each stockholder shall be entitled, shall be according to the number of shares he shall hold in the proportions following; that is to say...
Página 87 - No director shall be entitled to any emolument, unless the same shall have been allowed by the stockholders, at a general meeting. The stockholders shall make such compensation to the President, for his extraordinary attendance at the bank, as shall appear to them reasonable.

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