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AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: The bank mania is one of the most threatening of these imitations. It is raising up a monied aristocracy in our country which has already set the government at defiance, and although forced at length to yield a little on this first essay of their strength, their principles are unyielded and unyielding.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Josephus B. Stuart, May 10, 1817.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 15, p. 112 (1904).
SUBJECTS: Banks and banking