REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, on the subject of a national bank: read in the House of Representatives Dec. 13th, 1790. Alexander Hamilton.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, on the subject of a national bank: read in the House of Representatives Dec. 13th, 1790.

New York: Published by S. Whitig & Co. No. 118 Pearl Street. J. Seymour, print. 1811. 8vo. 21.5 cm. 44pp. Disbound. First published in 1790 (Evans 22998), there is also an 1810 edition. Hamilton's proposal for a national bank was accepted only after much debate on its constitutionality and in spite of stiff opposition by Jefferson and others. The Bank was run capably throughout its 20 year charter and was instrumental in managing the critical issue of public debt. The 1810 printing, and this 1811 printing, were doubtless undertaken in conjunction with the debate over renewal of the charter. Despite Secretary Gallatin's strong support, the charter was not renewed, with serious consequences for the country. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 24307. Item #64154

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