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The financial panic of 1869... Ministers preach on the gold panic...
Item # 657324
October 4, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 4, 1869
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic
* Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th)
With pages 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins inside. Page 7 has column heads: "WASHINGTON" "The Administration and the Wall Street Panic" "Fisk Seeking the Presidential Confidence" "The Gold Gamblers' Spoiled by the President". Also interesting that pg. 3 has: "RELIGIOUS" "Sermons & Services Yesterday" "The Ministers of God on the Disciples of Mammon" "Lessons for 'the Street' and from 'the Street' " with more, on religious services focusing on the gold panic.
This is a report on the great gold panic of 1869 when wealthy financiers Fisk and Gould caused a financial panic by attempting to corner the gold market. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant (see Wikipedia).
Twelve pages, irregular at the spine margin & partially loose at the spine, with minor archival mends and some margin tears.
Category: Post-Civil War