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Biddle, Nicholas (1786-1844) to: William B. Rochester

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00976.031 Author/Creator: Biddle, Nicholas (1786-1844) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 01 February 1834 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as President of the Bank of the United States to William B. Rochester, who intended to establish a new branch of the bank in Buffalo, NY. "Private" mentioning Jackson's not allowing custom house receipts to the Bank

People: Rochester, William B.
Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Bank of the US, President Taxes or Taxation, Finance, Government and Civics, Economics, Banking

Sub Era: Age of Jackson