Banking Laws and Legislation

Documents pertaining to laws and legislation regarding banking, both inside and outside of the United States. Current United States federal banking laws can be browsed at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/12.

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Act concerning the gold coins of the United States, and for other purposes. 23d Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 95, 4 Stat. 699. [Coinage Act of 1834]

Act concerning the gold coins of the United States, and for other purposes. 23d Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 95, 4 Stat. 699. [Coinage Act of 1834]


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June 18, 1834.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act concerning the gold coins of the United States, and for other purposes. 23d Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 95, 4 Stat. 699. [Coinage Act of 1834], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1093

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Date: 1834
Authors: United States. Congress

Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States. 2d Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 16, 1 Stat. 246. [Mint and Coinage Act]

Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States. 2d Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 16, 1 Stat. 246. [Mint and Coinage Act]


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April 2, 1792

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States. 2d Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 16, 1 Stat. 246. [Mint and Coinage Act], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1109

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Date: 1792
Authors: United States. Congress

Act making provision for the payment of the Debt of the United States. 1st Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 34, 1 Stat. 138 [Funding Act of 1790]

Act making provision for the payment of the Debt of the United States. 1st Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 34, 1 Stat. 138 [Funding Act of 1790]


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August 4, 1790

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act making provision for the payment of the Debt of the United States. 1st Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 34, 1 Stat. 138 [Funding Act of 1790], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1105

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Date: 1790
Authors: United States. Congress

Act revising and amending the Laws relative to the Mints, Assay-offices, and Coinage of the United States. 42d Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 131, 17 Stat. 424. [Coinage Act of 1873]

Act revising and amending the Laws relative to the Mints, Assay-offices, and Coinage of the United States. 42d Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 131, 17 Stat. 424. [Coinage Act of 1873]


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February 12, 1873.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act revising and amending the Laws relative to the Mints, Assay-offices, and Coinage of the United States. 42d Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 131, 17 Stat. 424. [Coinage Act of 1873], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1095

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Date: 1873
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof." 38th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 82, 13 Stat 498

Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof." 38th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 82, 13 Stat 498


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March 3, 1865. Amendments to the National Bank Act of 1864.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof." 38th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 82, 13 Stat 498, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1116

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Date: 1865
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to authorize an additional Issue of United States Notes, and for other purposes. 37th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 142, 12 Stat. 532 [Second Legal Tender Act]

Act to authorize an additional Issue of United States Notes, and for other purposes. 37th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 142, 12 Stat. 532 [Second Legal Tender Act]


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July 11, 1862

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to authorize an additional Issue of United States Notes, and for other purposes. 37th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 142, 12 Stat. 532 [Second Legal Tender Act], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1119

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Date: 1862
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to authorize the Coinage of Gold Dollars and Double Eagles. 30th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 109. 9 Stat. 397. [Coinage Act of 1849]

Act to authorize the Coinage of Gold Dollars and Double Eagles. 30th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 109. 9 Stat. 397. [Coinage Act of 1849]


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March 3, 1849.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to authorize the Coinage of Gold Dollars and Double Eagles. 30th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 109. 9 Stat. 397. [Coinage Act of 1849], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1094

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Date: 1849
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to authorize the Issue of United States Notes, and for the Redemption or Funding thereof, and for Funding the Floating Debt of the United States. 37th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 33, 12 Stat. 345. [Legal Tender Act]

Act to authorize the Issue of United States Notes, and for the Redemption or Funding thereof, and for Funding the Floating Debt of the United States. 37th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 33, 12 Stat. 345. [Legal Tender Act]


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February 25, 1862

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to authorize the Issue of United States Notes, and for the Redemption or Funding thereof, and for Funding the Floating Debt of the United States. 37th Congress, 2d Session, Ch. 33, 12 Stat. 345. [Legal Tender Act], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1107

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Date: 1862
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States. 27th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 9, 5 Stat. 440 [Bankruptcy Act of 1841]

Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States. 27th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 9, 5 Stat. 440 [Bankruptcy Act of 1841]


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August 19, 1841.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States. 27th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 9, 5 Stat. 440 [Bankruptcy Act of 1841], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1092

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Date: 1841
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to establish the Treasury Department. 1st Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 12, 1 Stat. 65

Act to establish the Treasury Department. 1st Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 12, 1 Stat. 65


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September 2, 1789

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to establish the Treasury Department. 1st Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 12, 1 Stat. 65, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1121

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Date: 1789
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. 14th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 44, 3 Stat. 266

Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. 14th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 44, 3 Stat. 266


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April 10, 1816. This act established the Second Bank of the United States.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. 14th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 44, 3 Stat. 266, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1118

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Date: 1816
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. 1st Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 10, 1 Stat. 191

Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. 1st Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 10, 1 Stat. 191


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February 25, 1791, establishing the first Bank of the United States.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. 1st Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 10, 1 Stat. 191, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1124

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Date: 1791
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Government. 37th Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 73, 12 Stat. 709

Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Government. 37th Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 73, 12 Stat. 709


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March 3, 1863. This act, sometimes cited as the third Legal Tender Act, authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to issue $400,000,000 in United States Notes.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Government. 37th Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 73, 12 Stat. 709, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1138

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Date: 1863
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof. 38th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 106, 13 Stat. 99 [National Bank Act of 1864]

Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof. 38th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 106, 13 Stat. 99 [National Bank Act of 1864]


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June 3, 1864

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to provide a National Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Bonds, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof. 38th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 106, 13 Stat. 99 [National Bank Act of 1864], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1113

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Date: 1864
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to provide for a national Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Stocks, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof. 37th Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 58, 12 Stat. 665 [National Bank Act]

Act to provide for a national Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Stocks, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof. 37th Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 58, 12 Stat. 665 [National Bank Act]


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February 26, 1863. Also known as the National Banking Act and the National Currency Act.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to provide for a national Currency, secured by a Pledge of United States Stocks, and to provide for the Circulation and Redemption thereof. 37th Congress, 3d Session, Ch. 58, 12 Stat. 665 [National Bank Act], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1111

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Date: 1863
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to provide increased Revenue from Imports, to pay Interest on the Public Debt, and for other Purposes. 37th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 45, 12 Stat. 292 [Revenue Act of 1861]

Act to provide increased Revenue from Imports, to pay Interest on the Public Debt, and for other Purposes. 37th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 45, 12 Stat. 292 [Revenue Act of 1861]


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August 5, 1861

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to provide increased Revenue from Imports, to pay Interest on the Public Debt, and for other Purposes. 37th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 45, 12 Stat. 292 [Revenue Act of 1861], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1117

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Date: 1861
Authors: United States. Congress

Act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage. 14th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 107, 3 Stat. 310. [Tariff of 1816]

Act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage. 14th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 107, 3 Stat. 310. [Tariff of 1816]


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April 27, 1816. Also known as the Dallas Tariff.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage. 14th Congress, 1st Session, Ch. 107, 3 Stat. 310. [Tariff of 1816], [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1097

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Date: 1816
Authors: United States. Congress

Antitrust Laws with Amendments 1890-1956

Antitrust Laws with Amendments 1890-1956


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Compiled by Gilman G. Udell, superintendent, Document Room, House of Representatives. This 1957 volume contains a variety of full text laws and excerpts from laws, starting with the Sherman Antitrust Act from 1890. All "issues" viewable here are sections from the full publication which contain full text of significant laws.

OCLC:
30444212

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Udell, Gilman G. and United States. Congress, ([year]), Antitrust Laws with Amendments 1890-1956, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1136

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Availability: 1890 to 1957
Authors: Udell, Gilman G., United States. Congress

Compilation of Basic Banking Laws

Compilation of Basic Banking Laws


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This compilation was first created in 1992 for the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services to bring together in one publication the major statues affecting insured depository institutions and their customers. It has been revised periodically.

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Y 4.B 22/1:B 22/32/995, Y 4.F 49/20:107-C

OCLC:
32575361, 47292297

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Financial Services and United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services, ([year]), Compilation of Basic Banking Laws, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=99

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Availability: 1995 to 2000
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Financial Services, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services

Complexities of Banking Laws and Practices Associated with Multiple Banking Jurisdictions

Complexities of Banking Laws and Practices Associated with Multiple Banking Jurisdictions


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In 1936, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System organized a committee prepare studies on possible means of improvement of the existing banking structure. Various memoranda were created under the following topics: 1) Improvements in the organization, functions, and management of banking institutions and in supervisory methods. 2) Unification of the banking system. 3) Consolidation of the supervisory functions of various Federal agencies dealing with banks, including the lending or recapitalization functions of agencies which assist banks in difficulties. This document was produced in the course of proceedings of this bank suspension study.

OCLC:
741978995

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), ([year]), Complexities of Banking Laws and Practices Associated with Multiple Banking Jurisdictions, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=690

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Date: 1937
Authors: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

Federal Banking Laws and Reports: A Compilation of Major Federal Banking Documents, 1780-1912

Federal Banking Laws and Reports: A Compilation of Major Federal Banking Documents, 1780-1912


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This is a compilation of major Federal banking documents from the period 1780 to 1912. It includes founding documents for the Bank of North America (1781), ordinances for the First and Second Bank of the United States (1791, 1816) as well as reports and proceedings. It was published for the 50th anniversary of the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency in 1963.

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Y 4.B 22/3:L 44/4

OCLC:
574070

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Federal Banking Laws and Reports: A Compilation of Major Federal Banking Documents, 1780-1912, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=103

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Date: 1963
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency

Federal Farm Loan Act as amended to July 16, 1932 Exclusive of Provisions Relating to Federal Intermediate Credit Banks

Federal Farm Loan Act as amended to July 16, 1932 Exclusive of Provisions Relating to Federal Intermediate Credit Banks


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Circular No. 20 which contains all provisions of the Federal Farm Loan Act and amendments thereto relating to Federal land banks, joint stock land banks, and national farm loan associations in effect on July 16, 1932.

OCLC:
38953989

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United States. Federal Farm Loan Board, ([year]), Federal Farm Loan Act as amended to July 16, 1932 Exclusive of Provisions Relating to Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=859

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Date: 1932
Authors: United States. Federal Farm Loan Board

Federal Reserve Act, 1913 ; McFadden Act, 1927 ; Banking Act of 1933 ; Banking Act of 1935 ; Bank Holding Company Act, 1956

Federal Reserve Act, 1913 ; McFadden Act, 1927 ; Banking Act of 1933 ; Banking Act of 1935 ; Bank Holding Company Act, 1956


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Contains public laws, congressional reports and congressional conference reports related to the Federal Reserve and banking laws from 1913 to 1956. This work was collected and published by the Government Printing Office in 1958.

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Y 4.B 22/1:F 31/31

OCLC:
41874880, 1807018, 183392199, 219813501

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Federal Reserve Act, 1913 ; McFadden Act, 1927 ; Banking Act of 1933 ; Banking Act of 1935 ; Bank Holding Company Act, 1956, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=997

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Date: 1958
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914

Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914


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This book was published by the National City Bank of New York (eventually renamed Citibank), in an attempt to provide "a complete and convenient exposition of the Federal Statutes on banking and currency." It contains subject and alphabetical indices to the Federal Reserve Act, the full text of the Federal Reserve Act, duties and powers of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, and regulations of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee. The book also contains an index to the National Bank Act and other banking laws, along with text of the National Bank Act and other supplementary acts and amendments.

OCLC:
8699450

Citation:
National City Bank of New York, ([year]), Federal Reserve Act, the National Banking Act and All Other Federal Laws Relating to Banking, with Complete Indexes and References: 1812-1914, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=262

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Date: 1915
Authors: National City Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Act: Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, to Furnish an Elastic Currency, to Afford Means of Rediscounting Commercial Paper, to Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking in the United States, and for Other Purposes

Federal Reserve Act: Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, to Furnish an Elastic Currency, to Afford Means of Rediscounting Commercial Paper, to Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking in the United States, and for Other Purposes


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This act was approved by President Woodrow Wilson on December 23, 1913.

Public Law 63-43, Federal Reserve Act, December 23, 1913, digitized from the National Archives, Washington, DC, Record Group 11, General Records of the U.S. Government, A1 Entry 5B, Enrolled Acts & Resolutions of Congress, 1824-1956.

This color scan includes certifying signatures of the President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Federal Reserve Act: Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, to Furnish an Elastic Currency, to Afford Means of Rediscounting Commercial Paper, to Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking in the United States, and for Other Purposes, [issue title/date], accessed Jul 26, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=966

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Date: 1913
Authors: United States. Congress



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