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Parliamentary Debates Volume 6; Official Report Session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090
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Parliamentary Debates Volume 6; Official Report Session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback)

Thomas C Hansard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 Excerpt: ...If you sell your house or your estate, in " My intention is, to prove that an ill-con"certed system of credit may briiif? ruin on a 11a 41 tion, although fraud be out of the question: and, "if a nation be plunged into all the calamities, "which a public bankruptcy can occasion, it is -' but a small consolation to be assured of the good "intentions of those, who were the cause of it. "On the 27th of Feb. 1720, an arret was published, "forbidding auy person to keep by thein more "than 500 fivres in coin, (or l20 sterling.) This "was plainly annulling the obligation in the bunk "paper, to pay to the bearer, on demand, Ike sum spr"r/icrf, in sih'-r coin. On the 22d of May, a man "might have starved with a 100 millions of paper "in his pi.cket." Stewards Political GEcunouiy, Vol. S. p. 164. what coin are you paid for it? In notes of one kind or other, public or private, no matter which. These notes are value received to-day, and may be worth nothing to-morrow; literally nothing. Betweea the Property Tax invading us on one side, and the circulation of paper, not convertible into specie, on the other, does any man know what he is worth, or that he is worth auy thing? But the power of parliament has interposed to protect the Bank of England from making good the fundamental conditions, on which they originally obtained, and, until the year 1797, held their charter. I know it. The legislature acquits them of their daily promise, still expressed in their notes, to pay so many pounds sterling on demand; unless the promise be performed by the exchange of one piece of paper for another. I know t is an act of power, which cannot be resisted. But is it an act of justice ) Is the legislature of...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Thomas C Hansard
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 486
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-93433-5
Barcode: 9781130934335
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-130-93433-0

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