National Debt a Great Blessing
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
The Walla Walla Statesman publishes one in a series of protests against the postwar economic investment by the wealthy in government bonds, to be paid off by workingclass taxpayers. During the war itself, most Democrats - including the Statesman editor - protested the war's huge cost and its bankrolling with paper money, or greenbacks.
The Walla Walla Statesman publishes this op-ed piece signed by Taxpayer, concerning the national debt.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 39, p. 2, col. E
Walla Walla County
Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers