This book is written in the form of a conversation between Uncle Sam and six men of various occupations. It begins with the A, B, C of the subject and by question and answer goes over all the different phases of the subject precisely as you would expect them to arise under such circumstances. After weeks of study and investigation they finally reach an agreement, based upon their talks, and formulate a Financial and Banking system for the United States.
The standard of value -- What is money? -- What is currency? -- Bank credit currency -- What is exchange? -- Value, price, wealth, property, credit -- Commercial credit, land credit, government credit -- Colonial credit money -- United States Notes or greenbacks -- Reserves -- The bank -- Land Credit Bank -- The Clearing House -- Banking in 1860 -- Outline of bill -- Draft of bill -- Aldrich plan and plot exposed.