Letters Addressed to the Right Honourable William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer of Great Britain; Pointing Out the Inequality, Oppression, and Impolicy of the Taxes on Coal and a Substitute for These Taxes on All Coals Consumed in

Letters Addressed to the Right Honourable William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer of Great Britain; Pointing Out the Inequality, Oppression, and Impolicy of the Taxes on Coal and a Substitute for These Taxes on All Coals Consumed in

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...use of coal 'V-. ried coasl--wise taken off, so that coal from Shields and Snnderland might be imported into Scotland without paying duty. Cc In In a country where ademand for labourers is great, and-inethose trades particularly where the price of it is much raisedi above its common level, every additional source of expenditureon wages of labour, -should beavoided, as an evil-fraught with; the moslz pernicious tendency.--"-p L I have already stated-in a former letter, that theprice-of"la.-.Bour in each of the branches of the coastradeg, is mucli higher, than that of-common labour;-and-that from the nature of, coal; mining, andi the uncertaihty, dirtiness, and' difiigreeablenels off the employment, Athe wages are double, and' in-some instances triple the pride of labour ih" general?-Notwithfianding tliis, it is a fad, that in consequence of the tenth part osallthe coal"wor, lied on the banks of the RiV6TS1TYFXC-and-Wear being rendered; unmerchantable by the praftice-of screening, -A the tenth-part of the wages, of labour in coal-mining is also literally-thrown away, without the-poflibility of the-coa1-owner-s-receiving any STR-, HAVING in my lafll letter, pointed out the impolicy of i the tax on coa1s, 1n impeding agriculture-checking the pro all the coal-worked'on the banks of the Rivers Tyne and Wearandin producing a very confiderable lossi in the wages of la-bour in coal-mining-llhall-next take the liberty of direeling yourattention to a concise' illuflration of the following additional consequences arifing from the duties imposed on sea-borne coal. T-hese dutiesare inimical-to population---produclive of emigra ', ' tion--104. tion-they clog the operations of commerce-confine the carrying trade-and thereby check the growth of-the...show more

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