1814.059: Speech of Timothy Pitkin in Congress on February 10, 1814.
Full Title: Mr. Pitkin's speech on the loan bill, delivered in the House of Representatives, February 10th, 1814. In committee of the whole, on the question to fill the blank in the bill with twenty-five millions of dollars.
Author: Pitkin, Timothy (1766-1847).
Place Issued: Alexandria
Issuing Press: Snowden & Simms
Description: 20 pgs.; 24 cm. (8vo).
A Federalist from Connecticut, Pitkin spoke against authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow more funds for a war whose causes had been eliminated by the rescission of the British and French edicts against American trade in the Atlantic; that change made the ongoing war with Great Britain illegitimate and any loans to pursue it both unnecessary and detrimental to the national interest. The firm of Snowden & Simms then published the Federalist-oriented Alexandria Gazette.
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