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Context of Speech of Mr. Clay, of Kentucky, establishing a deliberate design, on the part of the late and present executive of the United States, to break down the whole banking system of the United States : commencing with the Bank of the United States and terminating with the state banks, and to create on their ruins a government treasury bank under the exclusive control of the executive, and in reply to the speech of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, supporting that treasury bank : delivered in the Senate of the United States, February 19, 1838
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