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. Austin probably enclosed the Address with his letter of 7 June. The Address of 26
May is in
, 14:649–657; Independent Chronicle
, 17 June; and Evans
, No. 16636. This congressional exhortation to the people admitted that too much paper
money had been issued, but put a part of the blame for constantly rising prices on
monopolizers, and urged the people to act through their state governments to control
hoarding. The larger theme was that the people must cooperate in bringing about change;
the congress could not act alone.