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Secretary Chase and the Yankee debt. It the old notion that "figures cannot lie" has not been already exploded, it is likely to be so before the end of this war. Secretary Chase writes that the Yankee debt is loss than $640,000,000, including Secretary Chase writes that the Yankee debt is loss than $640,000,000, including even the legacy of $70,000,000 left by the old United States. Nothing is easier than to show that, it "figures cannot " at least a Yankee Secretary of the Treasury can. The old United States army cost, upon an average, a thousand dollars a man
e time of Zerxes, at which was furnished so extravagantly.
Figures, those "equivocating fiends," which such men as Secretary Chase can easily cause to "lie like truth," may "keep the world of promise" to the eye of the true believing Yankee but th at the Boston Convention was much nearer the truth when it named two thousand millions as the sum of the Yankee debt than Chase was when he razed it down six hundred and forty.
In August, 1861. a correspondent of one of the Northern papers stated t