Speech of Ephraim Banks, Esq., of Mifflin: Delivered in the Convention, to Amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania, December 22, 1837. In Support of an Amendment to Prohibit Banks from Issuing Notes of a Less Denomination Than Ten Dollars, as Offered by Mr. Read of Susquehanna
J. Wilbank, 1838 - 15 pages
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