Quotation by James A. Garfield

The printed lies of the government.
James A. Garfield (1831–1881), U.S. president. cited in Albert Gallatin Riddle, The Life, Character, and Public Service of Jas. A. Garfield (1880). Garfield, ch. 13, Allen Peskin (1978).

The reference was to greenbacks, then accepted as legitimate U.S. currency.
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