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To: ngat
I'm not sure whom to root for in the Andrew Jackson vs. Nicholas Biddle feud (perhaps neither of them), but Biddle's great-grandson Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr., 1874-1948, served in the US Marines in WWI and reached the rank of at least Lt. Col. His book Do or Die: A Supplementary Manuel on Individual Combat was reprinted as recently as 1994 and may still be in use. His son, Maj. Gen. Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., 1897-1961, was a U.S. diplomat and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
16 posted on 11/06/2011 9:59:57 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
That should have been Manual, not Manuel.
17 posted on 11/06/2011 10:01:24 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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That is fascinating. I’m sure the Biddles thought that they could handle international financial relations between Central Banks in Europe and one set up in this country, bank-to-bank, to the mutual benefit of the people of the United States and the Biddles themselves.

Jefferson and Jackson just thought that idea was hubristic and would eventually lead to our ruin and loss of sovereignty. Just a little disagreement among friends. Glad to hear the Biddle descendents were determined to serve the interests of their country as they saw it as Jacksons.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 10:25:56 AM PST by ngat
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