Historical Account of the Fiars in Scotland

Historical Account of the Fiars in Scotland

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...out of the county--Dundee and Stirling--and of course sell their grain in those markets? and in the same way, and for a like reason, that grain, though the product of the county of Haddington, because sold in the markets of Edinburgh or Dalkeith, should not be represented in the Fiars of Haddingtonshire? Would the advocates of this exclusion wish to substitute for this, its admission to the Fiars of the county in which it is sold?--a proceeding which would be against all sound principle. But the principle is alike unsound which seeks its exclusion--and no limit can be put to the probable extent of this; for who can say but that, in the course of events, it may happen that very little of the growth of a county may be sold within the county, and thus an average of a very small portion of the grain be obtained? This exclusion of what is sold out of the county still further curtails the data for striking the average, in addition to the exclusion of the transactions before the 1st November, or after the striking of the Fiars. All these are material obstructions in the way of arriving at a fair and correct average. Evidence of grain, the product of the county, wherever sold, should therefore be admitted. The impression seems very general that "seed-corn" and "damaged grain " should be excluded, as the one tends unnaturally to raise, the other to depress the Fiars. Many, however, urge the admission of seed-corn, as an offset to a portion of the inferior or light grain, included in the calculation; but the reason here stated does not appear sufficient;--and it seems the safer course to exclude both, on account of the unnatural influence which their admission has on the average. Again, as to the "awny or red wheat, ..".show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236739736
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