Washington DC: [Government Printing Office], 1914.
First Edition. Wraps. Folded wraps. 9.5" x 6". 8 pages. Light edge wear, creases, and toning to the paper. Some light pencil arithmetic written on the back cover. From the front cover - "the plan of the bill is to require all exchanges engaging in the sale of cotton for future delivery to so shape their contracts as to remove the present unfair means by which sellers of cotton on these exchanges depress the price of cotton and use the exchange for gambling purposes." "This bill is especially directed at the New York Cotton Exchange. For years the cotton planters of the South, the men who on the farm have raised the lint cotton, have protested that the market prices of cotton which their labor bought into commerce were trifled with and depressed by a set of gamblers who manipulated the price of cotton on the New York Exchange in a manner that affected the price of cotton itself". Scarce. One holding of this speech in OCLC (U.G.A.). Good. Item #23212