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A man with a thousand dollars in gold could turn it into fifteen hundred dollars in paper money . Then with this fifteen hundred dollars he could buy an equivalent amount of six per cent gold bonds . The fifteen hundred dollars in bonds ...
Substitutes were allowed , and there was a commutation feature which provided that any drafted man might obtain an exemption on the payment of three hundred dollars . This arrangement for evading service by the payment of money to the ...
“ Buck ” had already invested one hundred thousand - probably his father - in - law's money — and it was decided that ... Ward agreed . to take two hundred thousand dollars as his share ; he would contribute securities for that amount .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
OBSESSIONS AND FANTASIES
THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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