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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Second National Bank stirs states' rights issues
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Roger Allen - photo by Special
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and evolution of the banking system in Georgia and Bulloch County. Georgia Congressman Augustin Smith Clayton was the leader of Georgia's Nullifiers, who wanted to "maintain, preserve and defend the rights and privileges of the free citizens of this State." Clayton accused the Second National Bank of the United States of issuing illegal branch drafts, selling foreign coin, refusing to issue notes at some branches, making donations for canals and roads, and building and renting houses.
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