Our Money Wars; The Example and Warning of American Finance Volume 3

Our Money Wars; The Example and Warning of American Finance 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...City with their money and their concubines. From across the ferry they shouted defiance at judges and laws; and organized gangs of mercenaries to keep guard about the tavern which they called their fort. They maintained this attitude for weeks; and when they were ready to divide their plunder with the speculators on this side of the river, they made their bargain, came over. in broad daylight, and laughed at the Supreme Court. We have more than once told the history of this shameful proceeding; by which the road was first robbed of $9,000,000, and then handed over to Fisk and Gould as their personal property. And what became of the order of arrest? Why, Judge Barnard put it in his pocket, and entered the service of the men against whom it had been issued. The degradation of the bench was now complete. At Fisk's call, Barnard left his mother's death-bed, in Poughkeepsie, to sign outrageous ex-parte orders (if, indeed, his signature was not fraudulently afiixed afterward) in the apartments of Fisk's mistress. At Fisk's order, the telegraph was used to serve writs in Albany, purporting to be issued in New York. At Fisk's demand, when the great gold conspiracy broke down, 28 injunctions were sued out to save the conspirators from the consequences of their ruined enterprise; and men whom they had swindled were forbidden to appear in court, except in the character of criminals. At Fisk's behest, when the English attempted to save their depreciating property, Barnard seized 60,000 shares of stock, and placed them virtually in Fisk's hands, to be voted with and canceled. At Fisk's order, the Supreme Court became a tool of the Erie Company, in its raid upon the Albany and Susquehanna road; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848934
  • 9781236848932