Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the First Division National Currency Bureau

Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the First Division National Currency Bureau : Showing Its Origin, Growth, and Present Condition, with Details of Work Done, &c (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Report to the Secretary of the Treasury From the First Division National Currency Bureau: Showing Its Origin, Growth, and Present Condition, With Details of Work Done, &C The clerk then in charge of the work, after a trial of the machines, erroneously reported to your predecessor that they were a failure, and that they could not do the work as rapidly or as well as it was done by hand. Upon this report the Secretary issued an order to discontinue their use, and remove them from the building. Pending the execution of this order he examined, at my request, the machines while at work, and being satisfied from this examination that the report upon which his order was issued was not sustained by the facts, he rescinded the order, and directed me to submit a programme for taking the small notes (one and two dollars) under my charge, in a separate room, to trim and separate them by these machines, propelled by steam power. In accordance with this direction I prepared and submitted a pro gramme for the work on the loth of April, 1862. At this date I had no official connection with the preparation of the Government issues, and therefore no official record was made of this report. I am informed by the Secretary's clerk that it has since disappeared from the files, so that I am, to my great regret, unable to reproduce it here. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • English
  • 99 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243138326
  • 9780243138326