Gold and Debt: An American Hand-book of Finance, with Over Eighty Tables and Diagrams Illustrative of the Following Subjects: the Dollar and Other Units; Paper Money in the United States and Europe; Gold and Silver in the United States and Europe; Suspensions of Specie Payments; the Era of Gold; Values of the Precious Metals; the Era of Debt; the Rise and Fall of Prices; Also, a Digest of the Monetary Laws of the United States

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S.C. Griggs, 1876 - 270 pages

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Page 227 - That the total liabilities to any association, of any person, or of any company, corporation, or firm for money borrowed, including in the liabilities of a company or firm the liabilities of the several members thereof, shall at no time exceed one-tenth part of the amount of the capital stock of such association actually paid in...
Page 191 - ... lawful money and a legal tender in payment of all debts, public and private, within the United States, except duties on imports and interest as aforesaid.
Page 226 - In case the greater rate of interest has been paid, the person by whom it has been paid, or his legal representatives, may recover back, in an action in the nature of an action of debt, twice the amount of the interest thus paid from the association taking or receiving the same ; provided such action is commenced within two years from the time the usurious transaction occurred.
Page 211 - ... in the hands of such executor, administrator, guardian or trustee, shall be liable in like manner, and to the same extent as the testator or intestate. or the ward or person interested in such trust fund would have been, if he had been living and competent to act, and held the same stock in his own name.
Page 206 - Second, such as shall be mortgaged to it in good faith by way of security for debts previously contracted. Third, such as shall be conveyed to it in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of its dealings. Fourth, such as it shall purchase at sales under judgments, decrees, or mortgages held by the association, or shall purchase to secure debts to it.
Page 241 - ... elect an agent, voting by ballot, in person or by proxy, each share of stock entitling the holder to one vote, and the...
Page 219 - Such notes shall express upon their face that they are secured by United States bonds, deposited with the Treasurer of the United States, by the written or engraved signatures of the Treasurer and Register, and by the imprint of the seal of the Treasury; and shall also express upon their face the promise of the association receiving the same to pay on demand, attested by the signatures of the president or vice-president and cashier; and shall bear such devices and such other statements, and shall...
Page 227 - But the discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actually existing values, and the discount of commercial or business paper actually owned by the person negotiating the same shall not be considered as money borrowed.
Page 205 - Sixth. To prescribe by its board of directors, by-laws not inconsistent with law, regulating the manner in which its stock shall be transferred^ its directors elected or appointed, its officers appointed, its property transferred, its general business conducted, and the privileges granted to it by law exercised and enjoyed.
Page 198 - ... shall be exempt from all taxes or duties of the United States, as well as from taxation in any form by or under State, municipal, or local authority...

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