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A hundred dollars worth of irony

I finally got a look at the “new” (2013) $100 bill today. I went to transfer some money from one credit union to another, and they were having trouble printing checks, so I took my withdrawal in Benjamins. 337 more words

Back in the Day, both of Missouri's US Senators Endorsed American Industrial Hemp

A July 30, 1841 note in “The Papers of Henry Clay” notes that on that day Clay:

“Participates in debate on a House bill appropriating $789310 to maintain a home squadron in the US Navy consisting of 2 frigates, 2 sloops, 2 small vessels, and 2 armed steamers.

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The Fall of David Rice Atchison

George Goode (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Frank Blair, and the rest of the Missouri legislature had it out over the place of slavery… 538 more words

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Goode for Atchison, Part Four

George Goode continued faithfully with his promise to comment only on the great issue of slavery in Missouri and not on the ongoing struggle between… 814 more words

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Goode for Atchison, Part Three

When last we left George Goode (parts 1, 2), he spoke out against Francis Blair, Jr. Blair supported Thomas Hart Benton for the Senate seat then occupied by… 750 more words

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Goode for Atchison, Part Two

In defending Atchison, or castigating Blair, George Goode declared himself above and beyond party matters. He spoke as a statesman grappling with the great issue of the day. 496 more words

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Goode for Atchison, Part One

Frank Blair told the Missouri legislature that the future of the state hung in the balance. Would Missouri remain a backward slave state, scaring away immigrants and depressing its economy with slave labor? 609 more words

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