James Kirke Paulding (August 22, 1778 – April 6, 1860) was an American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy. [Wikipedia]
Author of The History of a Little Frenchman and His Bank Notes: Rags! Rags! Rags! (1815).
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A rare diatribe against the issuance of paper money by banks in the form of a dialogue between our anonymous author and a newly arrived Frenchman who had been swindled by a bank to exchange his specie for dubious paper. Ex. Eric P. Newman XI, lot 15934, sold by Heritage Auctions in November 2018.