History of British Commerce and of the Economic Progress of the British Nation 1763-1870

History of British Commerce and of the Economic Progress of the British Nation 1763-1870

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...an era of great prosperity, and one which, under the presiding genius of Sir Robert Peel, has ever since been held in grateful remembrance for the practical wisdom which it displayed, and the bold and vigorous commercial and financial policy it carried into effect. Sir Robert Pe e1 had already gained for himself a high reputation as a statesman. Asa member of the Bullion Committee of 1810, as under-secretary for the colonies during the most trying years of the continental war, as secretary for Ireland, in all these capacities, he proved himself an able minister and an economist of much practical wisdom; and it was a good omen for the country when, in September 1841, at a time of much financial anxiety, Sir Robert Peel was called to take the helm of the state. There was something novel and encouraging in the speech from the throne which opened the labours of the new adminis tration. ' Her Majesty is anxious that this object, viz. the increase of the public revenue, should be effected in the manner least burdensome to her people; and it has appeared to Her Majesty, after full deliberation, that you may at this juncture properly direct your attention to the revision of duties affecting the productions of foreign countries. It will be for you to consider, whether some of the duties are not so trifling in amount as to be unproductive to the revenue, while they are vexatious to commerce. You may further examine whether the principle of prohibition, in which others of these duties are founded, be not carried to an extent injurious alike to the income of the state and the interest of the people. Her Majesty is desirous that you should consider the laws which regulate the trade in corn. It will be for you to determine whether those laws do...
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961943
  • 9781236961945