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Duane, William J. (William John) (1780-1865) Narrative and correspondence concerning the removal of the deposites and occurrences connected therewith.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02144 Author/Creator: Duane, William J. (William John) (1780-1865) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Book signed Date: 1838 Pagination: 176 p. ; 25 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Inscribed on free endpaper by Duane to Henry A. Wise dated February 1839. In part a defense of his refusal as Andrew Jackson's Secretary of Treasury, to remove deposits from the Bank of the United States to state banks.

Background Information: Duane was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in May 1833 by Andrew Jackson but because he refused to withdraw the government's deposits from the Second Bank of the United States without ...the assent of Congress, Jackson dismissed him from office only four months later.See More

People: Duane, William John, 1780-1865
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Bank of the USBankingPresidentPoliticsGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomics

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