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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 682 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 358 0 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 258 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 208 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 204 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 182 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 104 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 102 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 86 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 72 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: October 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New popular currency of the United States. (search)
rly tested, we apprehend that there will be no difficulty in using these notes, instead of specie, for foreign payments. The necessity of such a national currency is felt here, but it is still more evident in some of our Western States. In Illinois, for example, the bank issues were very generally se- cured by deposits of the State stocks of seceded States. Those have of course depreciated largely, and are in some cases entirely worthless. The consequence is that the banks of IllinIllinois have been obliged to wind up their affairs and stop business, and the State is left almost without a currency. United States drafts, payable to order, have been circulating there for some time, and, instead of being presented to the Treasury for payment have passed from hand to hand as money, until their backs and faces are severed with endorsements, and they are almost equally valuable as drafts and as autographical collections. The evils of this want of a recognized currency, of larg
s. They desire to preserve their own fields and firesides from its ravages. They are anxious to keep it in our State, or else to push it through our State into Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Western Virginia. For the accomplishment of this work, necessary, in their opinion, to their very existence, they are resolved on sending their whole strength immediately forward to the dark and bloody ground, to render it darker and bloodier. But the true policy of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois must necessarily be to counteract and defeat this policy of the States on our Southern border. And Kentucky herself knows that, unless the tide now surging over her fand it must be met with tremendous vigor. We have little fear that it will not be; our own State understands the crisis that is upon her, and Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois appreciate the dangers that threatens them. We confidently believe that within six weeks Tennessee, and not Kentucky, will be the theatre of the war." I