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scheme for ameliorating the financial troubles of the times, but has in each case been incidental to the statement of the facts. If others, upon the basis of the same facts, should arrive at different conclusions, it should not render this compilation of facts any the less valuable as a book of reference, which it was the author's aim to make.
CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 1876.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Of the mediæval banks,
PAPER MONEY IN EUROPE.
SUSPENSIONS OF SPECIE PAYMENTS IN ALL COUNTRIES.
of France (see note to page 557),
AVERAGE RATIO OF NATIONAL REVENUE TO VOLUME
OF MONEY IN USE IN ALL COUNTRIES.
The ratio of national revenue to the total volume of money
in all countries,
The average amount of annual national revenue about 38 to
40 per cent of the total volume of money in use,
COIN AND PAPER MONEY IN THE WORLD.
The end of the golden era about 1862,
Cause of the decline of silver with the decline of gold after