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Print shows President Andrew Jackson holding a kingly scepter and a bag containing $100,000. He sits upon bundles, presumably containing money, labeled "Surplus Fund". Two bankers kiss his feet, while several others raise their hands in supplication. The "Seventh Ward Bank" stands in the background. A reporter from the "Courier & Enquirer", identified as a "Spy in Washington" observes the scene. In this anti-Jackson satirical cartoon, Robinson attacks Jackson for his ongoing fight against the Bank of the United States and his use of power to provide funding to smaller banks. Reuben M. Whitney, to whom Jackson refers, was a member of his "Kitchen Cabinet".
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Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

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01/01/1839
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Robinson, Henry R., -1850.
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