Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
The bank mania is one of the most threatening of these imitations. It is raising up a monied aristocracy in our country which has already set the government at defiance, and although forced at length to yield a little on this first essay of their strength, their principles are unyielded and unyielding.
THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Josephus B. Stuart, May 10, 1817.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 15, p. 112 (1904).