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BOARDS OF TRADE, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, COMMERCIAL
CLUBS, AND OTHER SIMILAR BODIES OF

THE UNITED STATES

INDIANAPOLIS

THE HOLLENBECK PRESS

1900

LITTAUER LIBRARY, SSP
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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PREFATORY NOTE

TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE

INDIANAPOLIS MONETARY CONVENTION : The Commission, after completing its plan of monetary reform, entrusted to me the preparation of a Final Report, which, while furnishing the necessary history of our existing system, should more fully than the brief Preliminary Report give the grounds upon which the plan of the Commission was based. It goes without saying that no two persons would do this work in quite the same way; and in justice to other members of the Commission, it seems right that the public should know by whom the Report was prepared.

It has been my aim, however,--so far as possible in the too brief time allotted me and with the help of the Assistants to the Commission—not to prepare an exposition which represented merely my own point of view, but to marshal those facts and arguments which truly supported the conclusions of the Commission. No one, it should be added, can be more aware than I of the inevitable shortcomings of this attempt to do what would have been so much better done if it could have had the joint attention of all the members of the Commission.

J. LAURENCE LAUGHLIN. APRIL 1898.

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