Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Rothschilds and Mr. Peabody . . .

. . . bet enormously, in the way of operating in the stock market and the solution of the Trent difficulties would be peaceful.  They speculated for a rise – that is to say, bought stocks largely when they had declined – believing that Mason and Slidell would be given up.  Of course they won vast sums.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2

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