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United States -- Economic conditions -- 18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to W. Jones [Dr. Walter Jones] (n. p.), 1811 February 12

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush congratulates Jones on his decision to leave Congress, and records his own regrets regarding public service, with particular regard to the funding system and the banks. He now believes American citizens "unfit for and undeserving of liberty."

Dates: 1811 February 12

Benjamin Rush (Princetown) letter to unidentified, 1778 April 20-21

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush states that he is never indifferent to any thing relating to America, and that the basis for America's freedom is broad, but is in danger from a tedious and expensive war, and from "the ignorance, indolence, and avarice of too many of our Whigs." He follows with questions regarding the country's finances, then notes that he has ordered a court-martial of Dr. Shippen, for whom he will serve as prosecutor. A postscript discusses two bills before Congress.

Dates: 1778 April 20-21