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scheme for ameliorating the financial troubles of the times, but has in each case been incidental to the statement of the facts. If others, upon the basis of the same facts, should arrive at different conclusions, it should not render this compilation of facts any the less valuable as a book of reference, which it was the author's aim to make.
CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 1876.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Monetary units of all countries (Tables 4, 5 and 6), - 259–264
Reduction in value of United States dollars in 1837, 21-175
PAPER MONEY IN EUROPE.
SUSPENSIONS OF SPECIE PAYMENTS IN ALL COUNTRIES.
Suspensions in the United States,
The Bank of the United States,
The suspension of 1862,
Depreciation in value of the currency each year,
In Great Britain, 1791 to 1821,
Of the Bank of France in 1848 and 1870, -
Remarkably slight depreciation of the notes of the Bank
of France (see note to page 557),
AVERAGE RATIO OF NATIONAL REVENUE TO VOLUME
OF MONEY IN USE IN ALL COUNTRIES.
The average amount of annual national revenue about 38 to
40 per cent of the total volume of money in use,
COIN AND PAPER MONEY IN THE WORLD.
Total of paper money and coin in Europe,
United States, -
The end of the golden era about 1862,
Cause of the decline of silver with the decline of gold after