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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: Benjamin Rush.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08062 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 January 1811 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: On the corrupting influence of money in politics, "This mire of banks, stocks and speculation."

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rush, Benjamin

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Banking, Finance, Politics, President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison