They gleaned from her story that, as suspected, she came from a moneyed background.
They upheld the cause of the people against the moneyed interests, but the charge was often brought that they appealed to the baser passions.
The chambers of the Five Hundred and of the Ancients were elected by the moneyed and intellectual aristocracy, and were to be re-elected by thirds annually.
Jefferson merely had exaggerated fears of a moneyed political engine, and seeing that Hamilton's measures of funding and assumption did make the national debt politically useful to the Federalists in the beginning he concluded that they would seek to fasten the debt on the country for ever.
But as regards making money they only consort with other moneyed men of a very high order " .