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Collection Reference Number GLC03805.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1837 
Title Call for a convention of bankers in order to effect resumption of specie payments
Date 20 October 1837
Author Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Also signed by George Newbold and Cornelius W. Lawrence. This circular letter addressing the Panic of 1837, invites bankers "in the several states" to meet on 27 November in New York City "for the purpose of conferring on the time when specie payments may be resumed with safety, and on the measures necessary to effect that purpose." This copy is addressed to William Richmond, President of the Merchants Bank, Providence, Rhode Island. Signed as a member of the committee appointed by the officers of the banks of New York. At the time Gallatin was President of the National Bank of New York.
Subjects American Statesmen  Finance  Economics  Banking  Coins and Currency  
People Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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