Upon the same principle, a man should have as many heads as a hydra, as many arms as Briareus, and as many legs as a spider; and Nature was a niggard of her favors when she made him up.? Benjamin G. Anti-Mormon Objections Answered ,? The Latter-day Saints? Millennial Star Aug 08 Sat : cont? Contrast the Hydra metaphor with the more common? Already the first scenery in the frightful panorama has been exhibited, in pictures of blood, upon the broad canvas of the American soil.
Picture after picture will succeed, in rapid succession, until Catholic, Greek, and Protestant churches shall be known no more, until the many-headed beast, who has carried the filthy whore, and sustained her by the civil power, shall be utterly exterminated.?
OP [Orson Pratt? The Mother of Harlots ,? Millennial Star Nov 24 Sat : Another piece communicates a similar idea, but without a clear mythological or scriptural allusion:? Touching the religious part of the question, inasmuch as the Gospel of Christ comprehends oneness and brotherhood, we cannot conceive how this many-headed, many-bodied monster, sectarianism, can contribute to the success of Christianity.?
Oneness of the Saints—The Brotherhood of Christ ,? Millennial Star Dec 13 Sat : Other examples of pro-Mormons referring to? Mobocracy—in America—the land of boasted liberty and? LO Littlefield,? The Church ,? Who are the leaders of this mobocratic party?? Has it come to this, that renegades, blacklegs, and counterfeiters have sufficient influence to excite the feelings of community so as to come armed against a virtuous, innocent, and law-abiding people; and is there no power to check the torrent?
Are there no persons to be found who have the moral courage to meet the hydra-headed monster, and stand up in defense of those institutions for which our fathers bled: to maintain,? A Question! A Question ,? Let us prove to the United States, that when they drove the Saints from them, they? Should the infernal monster despotism dare lift its hydra head upon this western Territory,?
Brigham Young echoed the characterization fourteen years later:?? Brigham Young, speech given Jul 04, as reported in? Utah ,? Parts of the speech were excerpted to anti-Mormon effect, to which the Deseret News responded: No author listed,? Patriotic Expressions Misconstrued ,? The Deseret Weekly Aug 23 Sat : Some examples of? In Wyoming another kind of transformation is in progress.
There, again, a great monopoly is passing away to make room for the many-headed people.? William E Smythe,? Review of Reviews New York, Oct : The dictum may fairly be extended from medical knowledge to general information amonst the many-headed of England; and the Publisher, when rejecting a too recondite book, will repeat parrot-fashion, The English public is not a learned body.?
It is chargeable with the Law of Copyright, which is not only legalized plunder of the foreigner, but is unfair, unjust and ungenerous to native [p ] talent for the exclusive benefit of the short-sighted many-headed.? The Biography of the Book, and It? Unfortunately populus vult decipi: the many-headed read the romance greedily, and they turned away in ennui from the sober and truthful recital which followed it.?
Richard F Burton, review of L? And very soon not the select few will know about missions and pray for missions and give to missions, but the many-headed multitude of young Christians in every church will that upon their shoulders, too, rests something of the responsibility of our Lord? Go ye into all the world.?? Francis E Clark,? The Young Christian at Work ,? The Church at Home and Abroad Jul : 66 The text at the bottom says:? The People is a Beast which Heads hath many.
England of late hath shew? The top says the same in what seems to me to be clumsy Latin:? Beneath that it says, in Greek,? Hercules and the Hydra became important symbols in the French Revolution , but first Hercules had to change from a symbol of centralized power to one of democratic power. There were similar changes in North America.
For example, George Washington:? We are either a united people or we are not so; if the former, let us in all matter of national concern act as a nation which has a national character to support. If the states individually attempt to regulate commerce, an abortion or a many-headed monster will be the issue.? George Washington no source cited, , at Mount Vernon , as quoted in? The Origin of the Federal Constitution ,? Christopher Hill,? The many-headed monster in later Tudor and early Stuart political thinking,?
They seek my life,? Tartarean Hydra? Hell Hydra,? Hail, Hydra! Also, in specifying the? Tartarean Hydra,? Bennett seems to be drawing on non-Herculean Roman or at the least, late Greek mythology since the early Greeks did not associate the Hydra with Tartarus. However, Bennett? Further and more conjecturally , with the? Why sir you are ten times worse than a professed Infidel; for an Infidel is willing at all times, to back up his theory, by the power of logic and reason; but I, P.
Pratt, an Apostle, and one of the twelve horns of the Church as it is called at Nauvoo, having been duly commissioned, and qualified, as a part of the hydra-headed monster, to preside over and take the head of all the Church affairs in the eastern states, will never debate the question, whether I have in reality any authority or not.
Now Paul says, prove all things, and hold fast that which is good; but Parley says, prove nothing, and hold fast to as many wives as you can get.? Gibson Divine,? Parley P Pratt ,? The Latter Day Saint? Elder Rigdon says he claims no jurisdiction over the Twelve, nor the Twelve over him. Says I, Elder Rigdon, such a course as this will lead to a division of the church. He replied there will be a good many churches built up all over the world, I asked if all these churches would be subject to one common head.
He answered they would not. Elder Young replied, then there will be many bodies. He replied, Oh no! I then said where there are many heads there is no head at all; and a thing that has got many heads must be a hydra, —a monster: a house divided against itself cannot stand. Elder Rigdon is now going to work to make a division, and yet he said on the stand, he did not want to make a division?.? Improvement Era Jun : We think it is clear, that the duties of the first presidency, and the duties of the twelve, are incompatible, the one with the other; we have, we think, satisfactorily shown, that no quorum of the church can be dispensed with, that we can not alter or amend the order of God with impunity, or without rendering it nugatory as a plan of salvation.
We are then forced to the conclusion, that the order of things established at Nauvoo is a monster, a hydra with twelve or more heads, assuming the place of the heavenly triune, and destined to destruction, with all the corruptions and innovations of mystical Babylon, the mother of harlots, and abominations of the earth.? S Bennett,? The First Presidency ,? Messenger and Advocate published at Kirtland, OH. Now his long abuse and misrepresentation of the characters of Mr.
Smith, Rigdon and others last evening is entirely foreign to the question under discussion. Suppose that they did do wrong and many absurd and foolish things! Try this matter upon its merits. I do not, nor does the church of which Mr. Smith was under divine Providence the founder, claim for these men perfection.
Many of the things that he stated about these men and what they did may be true; but as to the majority I am satisfied they are as false as hell itself. And the list which he calls? Mormon Chronology,? Edmund Levi Kelley, as reported in? Also in? Braden-Kelley Discussion; Elder Kelley? The Saints?
Herald Lamoni, Iowa, Jul The difficulty with the representatives of the various sections of Christendom will be their inability to cope with the arguments which these disciples of unbelief can advance, against their hydra-headed and many sided system. It is a dead Christianity which they have to offer to the eastern nations now awakening from the dreams of heathenism.? No author listed, credited to Deseret News,? The Spread of Skepticism ,? In a series of "memorandums", he attacked the federal government for widespread abuses and corruption.
These included theft, fraud, and bribery, and they occurred regularly at branches of the National Bank. Members of the planter class and other economic elites who were well-connected often had an easier time getting loans.
According to historian Edward E. Baptist , "A state bank could be an ATM machine for those connected to its directors. Inflation soon rose and the Kentucky Bank came in debt to the National Bank. Several states, including Kentucky, fed up with debt owed to the Bank and widespread corruption, laid taxes on the National Bank in order to force it out of existence. In McCulloch v. Maryland , the Supreme Court ruled that the Bank was both constitutional and that, as an agent of the federal government, it could not be taxed.
In , he was unanimously elected its president. According to early Jackson biographer James Parton , Biddle "was a man of the pen-quick, graceful, fluent, honorable, generous, but not practically able; not a man for a stormy sea and a lee shore".
Crawford , and Clay. All were members of the Republican Party, which was still the only one truly in existence. Clay finished fourth. However, he was also Speaker of the House , and he maneuvered the election in favor of Adams, who in turn made Clay Secretary of State, an office that in the past had served as a stepping stone to the presidency.
Jackson was enraged by this so-called "corrupt bargain" to subvert the will of the people. Division during his administration led to the end of the single party era.
Supporters of Adams began calling themselves National Republicans. Supporters of Jackson became known as Jacksonians and, eventually, Democrats. His forces were greatly strengthened by the revival of the Old Republican North-South agrarian alliance and its state sovereignty precepts. Most Old Republicans had supported Crawford in Alarmed by the centralization in the Adams administration, most of them flocked to Jackson.
Old Republican Nathaniel Macon remarked, "If Congress can make banks, roads and canals under the Constitution, they can free any slave in the United States. Gold and silver was the only way of having a "fair and stable" currency. Inflation caused during the Revolutionary War by printing enormous amounts of paper money added to the distrust, and opposition to it was a major reason for Hamilton's difficulties in securing the charter of the First Bank of the United States.
When banks lend money, new money is actually created, which is called "credit". This money has to be paper; otherwise, a bank can only lend as much as it takes in and hence new currency cannot be created out of nothing. Paper money was therefore necessary to grow the economy. However, banks making too many loans would print an excess of paper money and deflate the currency. This would lead to lenders demanding their money back from banks and debtors, seriously disrupting the economy.
He also signed a certificate with recommendations for president and cashier of the branch in Nashville. The Bank had largely recovered in the public eye since the Panic of and had grown to be accepted as a fact of life.
The Bank printed much of the nation's paper money, which made it a target for supporters of hard money, while also restricting the activities of smaller banks, which created some resentment from those who wanted easy credit.
It tried to ensure steady growth by forcing state-charted banks to keep specie reserves. This meant tat smaller banks lent less money, but that their notes were more reliable. Although the President harbored an antipathy toward all banks, several members of the president's initial cabinet advised a cautious approach when it came to the B. Throughout , Jackson and his close advisor, William Berkeley Lewis , maintained cordial relations with B. Some of the animosity left over from the Panic of had diminished, though pockets of anti-B.
Some of these allegations were unproven and even denied by individuals who were loyal to the President, but Jackson continued to receive news of the Bank's political meddling throughout his first term. These plans may have reflected a desire to transfer financial resources from Philadelphia to New York and other places. Attendees of one meeting in Richmond, Virginia, hoped to make the destruction of the Bank a major part of the President's agenda.
Jackson welcomed the offer and personally promised Biddle he would recommend the plan to Congress in his upcoming annual address, but emphasized that he still maintained doubts as to the Bank's constitutionality. This left open the possibility that he could stymie the renewal of the Bank's charter should he win a second term.
He went on to argue that if such an institution was truly necessary for the United States, its charter should be revised to avoid constitutional objections. He helped finance and distribute thousands of copies of pro-B. Jacksonians and National Republicans in Congress to rebut Jackson's claims about the Bank's currency.
Smith's report stated that the B. The board, which was composed of Biddle and like-minded colleagues, agreed. The Treasury Department maintained normal working relations with Biddle, whom Jackson reappointed as a government director of the Bank.
It would not engage in lending or land purchasing, retaining only its role in processing customs duties for the Treasury Department. He denounced the Bank as a "moneyed tribunal" and argued for "a hard money policy against a paper money policy".
It succeeded by a vote of 23 to 20, closer than he would have liked. According to Benton, it was "enough to excite uneasiness but not enough to pass the resolution". Washington Globe, the state-subsidized official newspaper organ of the Jackson administration, published Benton's speech, earning Jackson's praise.
Shortly after, the Globe announced that the President intended to stand for reelection. Jacksonians from pursuing their attack on the B. Blair , helped craft policy. Jackson called their disagreements an "honest difference of opinion" and appreciated McLane's "frankness". The product presented to Jackson included provisions through which the federal government would adjust tariff rates, fulfilling one of Jackson's goals of paying down the national debt by March The liquidation of government stock would necessitate strong changes to the Bank's charter, which Jackson supported.
After the liquidation of the debt, future revenues could be applied to funding the military. Another part of McLane's reform package involved selling government lands and distributing the funds to states, a measure consistent with Jackson's overall belief in reducing the operations of the central government. With this accomplished, the administration would permit re-authorization of the central bank in
Some had visions of beasts of all imaginable shapes and sizes, with more heads than the hydra of Hercules, and more horns than the mystery of the Apocalypse.? The First Presidency ,? Further and more conjecturally , with the?
The board, which was composed of Biddle and like-minded colleagues, agreed. National Republicans in Congress finally prevailed, winning reauthorization of the Bank's charter in the Senate on June 11 by a vote of 28 to Pratt, an Apostle, and one of the twelve horns of the Church as it is called at Nauvoo, having been duly commissioned, and qualified, as a part of the hydra-headed monster, to preside over and take the head of all the Church affairs in the eastern states, will never debate the question, whether I have in reality any authority or not.
According to historian Edward E. The Church at Home and Abroad Jul : 66
The Latter Day Saint? He went on to argue that if such an institution was truly necessary for the United States, its charter should be revised to avoid constitutional objections. The Bank had largely recovered in the public eye since the Panic of and had grown to be accepted as a fact of life. Millennial Star Aug 05 Mon :
Jacksonians and National Republicans in Congress to rebut Jackson's claims about the Bank's currency. It would not engage in lending or land purchasing, retaining only its role in processing customs duties for the Treasury Department. From a very big picter in the Jinerals Bed-Room draw?
As such, declared Jackson, Congress was obligated to consult the chief executive before initiating legislation affecting the Bank.
According to early Jackson biographer James Parton , Biddle "was a man of the pen-quick, graceful, fluent, honorable, generous, but not practically able; not a man for a stormy sea and a lee shore". Tartarean Hydra,? Already the first scenery in the frightful panorama has been exhibited, in pictures of blood, upon the broad canvas of the American soil. The Biography of the Book, and It? Inflation caused during the Revolutionary War by printing enormous amounts of paper money added to the distrust, and opposition to it was a major reason for Hamilton's difficulties in securing the charter of the First Bank of the United States. The Latter-day Saints?
Some had visions of beasts of all imaginable shapes and sizes, with more heads than the hydra of Hercules, and more horns than the mystery of the Apocalypse.? The two wings moved on over a broad grassy level north of the fort, describing in regular curve a great ellipse, a third of a mile long, half as much across.? The Church at Home and Abroad Feb : The Treasury Department maintained normal working relations with Biddle, whom Jackson reappointed as a government director of the Bank. Jackson was enraged by this so-called "corrupt bargain" to subvert the will of the people. They alleged that this was unfair to farmers and allowed creditors to profit without creating tangible wealth, while a creditor would argue that he was performing a service and was entitled to profit from it.
The People is a Beast which Heads hath many. It has increased the wants without increasing their means of gratification.
The Church at Home and Abroad Jul : 66 Already the first scenery in the frightful panorama has been exhibited, in pictures of blood, upon the broad canvas of the American soil. The Indians ,? In the image two soldiers, a German left and an Austro-Hungarian right , fight a serpentine Hydra with eight heads, each wearing headgear to indicate a different nation.
Translated into Danish , Supporters of Adams began calling themselves National Republicans. It was subject to attacks from agrarians and constructionists led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. These plans may have reflected a desire to transfer financial resources from Philadelphia to New York and other places.