The Decennial Publications of the University of Chicago: The Second Bank of the United States

The Decennial Publications of the University of Chicago: The Second Bank of the United States

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The Decennial Publications of the University of Chicago: The Second Bank of the United States

The Decennial Publications of the University of Chicago: The Second Bank of the United States

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In this book an effort has been made to write the history of the Second Bank of the United States in its various aspects, laying particular stress, however, upon its relations to politics, and upon its operations as a commercial bank.

My thanks are due to the Honorable Craig Biddle, of Philadelphia, the distinguished head of a distinguished family, whose members for over a century and a quarter have won honor in the annals of our country as seamen and soldiers, jurists, bankers, and historians. With a generosity as rare as it is grateful he has permitted free and complete access to the papers of his father, Nicholas Biddle, which still exist in their entirety at his summer home in Andalusia, Pennsylvania. Without this courtesy much of this history of the Bank of the United States could not have been written.

I wish also to thank Professor J. Franklin Jameson for his aid and encouragement.

R. C. H. C.

CHICAGO, August 29,1902.

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