Public debts are incurred to relieve the present wealth of the burden of present duty.
On the 18th the plan was adopted for funding the public debts.
This is more than enough to pay the interest of all our public debts.
The creation of public debts is pernicious in practice, productive of more harm than good.
United States notes, except for duties on imports, and interest on public debts.
United States notes, except for duties and interest on public debts, and gold certificates are legal tender.
It found all the evidences of public debts worthless as rags; It hath left them more valuable than gold and silver.
Another consideration of great magnitude, to which I must also pray the attention of Congress, is the present public debts.
I have observed, that the public debts ought to be excepted from the apportionment of past expenses.
In 1742 the tax was continued, because it was "necessary" "to discharge the public debts."