The New York City "Ring"; Its Origin, Maturity and Fall, Discussed in a Reply to the New York Times ... Volume 3

The New York City "Ring"; Its Origin, Maturity and Fall, Discussed in a Reply to the New York Times ... Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Committee of Seventy collected from the whole community for similar purposes. BROADWAY BANK INVESTIGATIONS. These investigations furnished the first, and, for a long time, the only judicial proof of the frauds. They occupied me, and some four or five clerks and assistants, about ten days. The analysis of the results, and their application as proof, were made by myself; as well as the. original discovery of the relation of the numbers which was the clue to all the revelations. The Times seems to ascribe the collection of judicial proof to Mr. Booth's committee. This is an entire error. Nothing of the kind was attempted by that Committee. The value of their report was in its exhibition of the accounts of payments from the Comptroller's office. It did not trace any share of the money to any public ofiicer. That Mr. Booth was allowed to inspect the accounts was clue to the possession of the Comptroller's ofiice by Mr. Green. This information obtained from the Broadway Bank established the fact that but one-third of the nominal amount of the bills had ever reached the persons who pretended to be entitled to the payments, and that two-thirds had been divided among public oflicers and their accomplices; and it traced the dividends into the actual possession of some of the accused parties. It converted a strong suspicion into a mathematical certainty; and it furnishes judicial proof against the guilty parties. On this evidence, and on my aflidavits verifying it, the action by the Attorney-General was founded. " SPEECH AT COOPER INSTITUTE. At the great "Reform" meeting at the Cooper Institute, I made a speech advocating a union of all the elements opposed to the Ring, without reference to State or National...show more

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  • 9781236823915