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Bank of the United States Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the U.S.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08025 Author/Creator: Bank of the United States Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Object Date: 1816 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled, That a bank of the United States of America shall be established, with a capital of thirty-five millions of dollars, divided into three hundred and fifty shares, of one hundred dollars each share."

People: Livingston, Brockholst

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Bank of the US, Banking, Congress, Government and Civics, Finance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison