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IN THE

LIFE OF JACOB BARKER,

Runduh anualuable service
financially to u S during

. tonn 1812
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA;

WITH

HISTORICAL FACTS, HIS FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH THE GOVERNMENT,

AND HIS COURSE ON IMPORTANT POLITICAL QUESTIONS,

FROM 1800 TO 1855.

WASHINGTON:

1855.

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Page. Family of Jacob Barker-Relationship with 5 Mr. Barker's exertions in raising money 41

Benjamin Franklin - Education - First made known to Congress-Enmity of the Speculations in Trade-Early History of Federal Party to those assisting in carryNantucket-Perils of Whale Fishing ing on the War–Investigation relative to First Purchase of Ships–Marries—Com Sixteen Million Loan-Elisha R. Pottermences Business - Loses his Capital

Contract between the Treasury and Girard Contracts with the United States to sup & Parish of Philadelphia. ply Light-houses with Oil. .

Petition to Congress to establish a National 45 Becomes Owner of many Ships–Sends a 16 Bank-Plan of raising money-Contract

vessel to Nantucket with Flour-Captured with the Treasury—Opposition to the Loan by a British Frigate-Establishes Steam -Correspondence with the Treasury DeCommunication between New Bedford partment-Negotiation with the City Bank and Nantucket-Relieves the Banks of

-Issue of Funded Stock-Remonstrance Nantucket from Embarrassment - Im

to the Secretary of the Treasury. ports for Fulton first Steam Engine suc Opposition of the Treasury Clerks—Difficul- 75 cessfully used for propelling Vessels, ties of raising money–Supplemental Stock Methods of Book Keeping and Calculating -Project of establishing a National Bank Interest-Aaron Burr's Conspiracy-In -A new Loan authorized by Congressterview with Thomas Jefferson.

Opinion of R. Rush, Attorney GeneralNon-importation Resolutions of Philadelphia 19 New Certificates of Stock-Opinion of

Merchants in 1765 – Mr. Barker meets William Pinckney–Mark of continued with great Marine Losses—Jefferson's Em confidence by the Treasury–Attempt to bargo-Speech of De Witt Clinton-Trans sell Stock in London during the Waractions with United States Branch Bank

Assignment to Creditors—Paper Currency Opposes renewal of United States Bank -Depreciated Paper accepted by the Charter - Supports the Non-intercourse Treasury.

Laws-Letter of General Washington. Petition to Congress for relief–Referred to 96 Tammany Hall, New York, built-Mr. Bar- 55 Committee--Speech before Committee kerone of Building Committee-First Meet Committee report bill for relief-Court of ing in the Hall-Mr. Madison re-elected Claims established-Invasion of WashingPresident-Declaration of War with Great ton by a British Army-Battle of BladensBritain - Convention at Albany-Memo burg-General Armstrong-Excitement in rial to Congress to defer the War-Colonel Washington - Letter of General ArmTaylor's Speech-Law passed to borrow strong-Resignation of General Harrison Sixteen Millions-Lends Large Sums to - Appointment of General Jackson-Mrs. Government-Opposition of Federal Party Madison's departure from Washingtonto the War-Subscribers to the Loan for Mr. Barker and Mr. De Peyster-MisGovernment.

taken for English spies and arrested

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