An 1846 delegate offers a moderate position on banks.

Banks and Banking (Remarks of Mr. Beall, of Marquette, in committee of the whole)


Samuel Beall, a Democrat from Marquette, was one of five members of both constitutional conventions. Banking was a volatile issue in the country as a whole at the time of Wisconsin's first constitutional convention, and played an important part in the debate over the constitution's provisions. In this speech, Beall offers his solution to the problem of financial corruption, a more moderate perspective than that profered by others who sought to outlaw banking altogether.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
Creator: Beall, Samuel W., 1807-1868
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 27 (Madison, 1919): 123-128
Citation: Beall, Samuel W. "Banks and Banking (Remarks of Mr. Beall, of Marquette, in committee of the whole)." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 27 (Madison, 1919): 123-128. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=125; Visited on: 11/28/2014
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