SEVEN FINANCIAL CONSPIRACIES
PREFACE.Would I add another to the multiplicity of books that is flooding the country ? Why not? It is only a little book I offer, but it contains truths which if understood by the masses,would tend to awaken them to the dangers which threaten our free institutions. “ Eternalvigilance is the price of liberty,” and a people too indifferent or to self-satisfied to bemindful of their liberties are unworthy of such a boon.Republics are lost because their guardians—the people—entrust them to schemingpoliticians. We did not profit by the experience of other Republics, but followed in theirfootsteps,—and in their downfall we see our pending doom. That such a doom may beaverted, I believe to be the desire of every patriotic citizen ; and if, in the perusal of thesepages, my readers are awakened to a consciousness of impending danger, I shall feel thatthis labor has not been in vain. A revolution is upon us. Let us see to it that it is wroughtby ballots, rather than bullets.S. E. V. E.