Delegates debate whether banks should be outlawed in the 1846 constitution.

Debates on banking provisions, 1846

Democrat Edward Ryan, 1846 delegate from Racine, served as chairman of the committee on banks and banking and was the primary advocate of the anti-banking provisions contained in the first constitution. In these excerpts, members of the convention, including Ryan, debate the merits of outlawing banks in Wisconsin.

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
Creator: Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959, ed.
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 27: The Convention of 1846 (Madison, 1919): 80-88.
Citation: "Debates on banking provisions." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 27 (Madison, 1919): 80-88. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/17/2024