The Case of the Sinking Fund, and the Right of the Publick Creditors to It Considered at Large; With Some Farther Observations on the National Debts

The Case of the Sinking Fund, and the Right of the Publick Creditors to It Considered at Large; With Some Farther Observations on the National Debts

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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. 1735 edition. Excerpt: ...that You have vindicated the Parliament from "robbing the finking Fund of these Sums, which "(Tea fay) never did belong to it; and if they "had, might have been made Use of by the Pub"lick, without any Breach of publick Faith, or In "justice to the Creditors of the Publick."--But I cannot find that You have any where fo much as attempted to prove the latter Part of this Assertion; the Tenor of your whole Book being to prove that these Sums did not belong to the Jinking Fund, and no one Argument is advane'd to shew that they might have been justly apply'd to other Uses, in Cafe they did belong to it.--But, perhaps, This may be expected from You in your second Part. In In treating of the 36,200 /. per Ann.ofPensons granted by his Majesty s Predecessors, which are now laid upon the Jinking Fund, in Ease of the civil List, it will be neceiiary to enter fully into it, however strong it may smell of Disaffection, not only to explain this Article, but because it will give very great Lights into the Civil-List Revenues in general, as well as the particular Articles, that follow. The Alterations, that happen'd upon these Revenues, by the Parliaments taking them into their Management, to make the best Use of them for carrying on the War, after the Revolution were many and various; but it is needless to explain them any farther than by just observing, for the Oddity of it, that They gave the Malt Tax to raise 515,000/. for the civil List, the 15,000/. being tor Pensions to the French Protestants. The Conclusion of the War eas'd Us of Part of our heavy Taxes, and thereby put us in a Condition f "to "make a grateful Acknowledgment for his Majeu sty's unparallel'd Grace and Favour to Us, and "particularly for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609247
  • 9781236609243