Albert Gallatin

(Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin)

Albert Gallatin
Albert Gallatin
  • Born: January 29, 1761
  • Died: August 12, 1849
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Profession: Statesman









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... a baseless currency varying every fifty miles and fluctuating everywhere. Money, Coins & Minting
Good roads and canals will shorten distances, facilitate commercial and personal intercourse, and unite, by a still more intimate community of interests, the remote quarters of the United States. Transportation
Her Majesty Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I cannot consent to act the part of a mere financier, to become a contriver of taxes, a dealer of loans, a seeker of resources for the purposes of supporting useless baubles, of increasing the number of idle and dissipated members of the community, of fattening contractors, pursers, and agents, and of introducing … patronage, corruption, and rottenness which you so justly execrate. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I do not pretend to step out of my own sphere and to control the internal management of other departments, but it seems to me that as Secretary of the Treasury, I may ask, that, while peace continues, the aggregate of the expenditure of those departments be kept within bounds such as will preserve the equilibrium between the national revenue and expenditure without recurrence to loans. Budgets & Budgeting
I know and see every day the extent of geographical feeling, and the necessity of feeling if we mean to preserve and invigorate the Union. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
It being perhaps the only large tract of country and certainly the first which lying out of the boundaries of the Union will be settled by the people of the United States. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Not only capacity and talent in the administration, but also a perfect heartfelt cordiality among its members are essentially necessary to command the public confidence.
Our people may need … a lesson to cure them of British influence and the mania of British commerce. Foreign Trade
The existence of the United States as a nation presupposes the power enjoyed by every nation of extending their territory by treaties. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The money wanted by the public must be purchased at its market price. Budgets & Budgeting
To take by force any place in possession of another nation, whatever our claim to that place might be, is war. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
We have hardly enough money to last till the end of March. Budgets & Budgeting
I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers.
The whole of the Bill is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.