The British Merchant; Or, Commerce Preserv'd. in Three Volumes Volume 3

The British Merchant; Or, Commerce Preserv'd. in Three Volumes Volume 3

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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. 1721 edition. Excerpt: ...lip" Aiercy in this we are left to his Mercy. Doubtless he ought to be very merciful to us for having left him in the quiet Possession of that Kingdom, The Alcavalas and Cientos on the Goods which paid 11 per cent. Almoxarifargo were 137 percent, on those that paid but 5 per cent Almoxarifargo were 17! per cent, as appears by the foregoing Table; but by the several Gratias and Allowances they were reduced, the former to 5, per cent, the latter to 6-. It is extreme hard that we mould now be obliged, besides the 1 o per cent. Almoxarifargo, to pay these Alcavalas and Cientos, tho all our former Allowances should be made us. This would make our Duties in the first Case from 15 to 16 per cent, in the second from 16 to 17, where the whole before never amounted to ten, and this for Valencia, &c. as well as in Cadiz, and Andalusia. But where is there any one Word in thef Treaty that obliges King Philip to grant us/owv. any Gratias, to make us any Allowances on the Alcavalas and Cientos, or indeed not to make these Duties as much higher as he pleases? But he need not make them higher, the very withdrawing his former Gratias will leave, besides the 1 o per cent, percent, on a very great Part of our Woollen Manufactures, and 171 Alcavalas and Cientos on all the Rest. -#// Let the Merc at or now tell us if he thinks G--ds fay pur Woollen Manufactures will bear from"TM s"" 20 to jo percent, in Spain', let him lookp"en into the Treaty, and then tell us if that Prince is under any Restraint as to Cientosmerly not....-, ', - j 1 o pet andcavt. and Alcavalas, and whether he is obliged to lessen them, or may not increase them as he thinks fit: Let him tell us, that he has not demanded an Advance of duties more

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