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1624-1741

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...to particular persons.' On this, the motion being lost by 58 to 4.0 votes, the following protest was entered. Anne died on the 1st of August following. Ist, Because, as we humbly conceive, the great delays in this negotiation, which lasted about twelve months, could not proceed from any other motive, since it would have been infinitely more advantageous to the public to have had all matters settled immediately. zndly, The several turns this affair took, the several methods used to obtain greater advantages to the assignees, seemed to us plainly to shew, that the interest of particular persons was the chief aim in this transaction. In the first draught of this assignment from the Queen of the assiento contract, the Queen was made co-partner with the Company. But when there was found insuperable dificulty in this, it was offered 'that the Queen should assign to particular persons, who should become members with the Company, pay in their proportion of the joint-stock, and be subject to all other rules of the contract.' After this had been long transacting, the scene changed, and the Company were now told, 'that the Queen expected her assignees should be in all respects on the same foot as she herself would have been, and did not think it hard for the Company to make all the advances.' These new hardships gave a great alarm to the Company; and in a general court there was great contention, whether the assiento should be accepted or not, and with difliculty it was determined to receive it, even with conditions that did, in some measure, alleviate these new impositions. Things being come to this pass, a noble Lord condescended to treat with some of the directors about the proportion of money that the assignees...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749332
  • 9781236749338