The Life of James, Duke of Ormond; Containing an Account of the Most Remarkable Affairs of His Time, and Particularly of Ireland Under His Government with Appendix and a Collection of Letters, Serving to Verify the Most Material Volume 1

The Life of James, Duke of Ormond; Containing an Account of the Most Remarkable Affairs of His Time, and Particularly of Ireland Under His Government with Appendix and a Collection of Letters, Serving to Verify the Most Material Volume 1

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...so that the soldier was welcome in every place, where before they were an abomination to the inhabitants; the army made a gal-58 lant appearance worthy the greatness of the prince they served; and being often drawn out in bodies, added much to the reputation of the state, and served equally for a terror to the bad and a security to the good subject. 9 This could not be done without money, the want of which was the original source of all the evils which he found it necessary to redress. The exchequer was empty, and afforded paper rather than treasure; and this paper of little use, whilst the credit of the state was low. The revenue was anticipated by assignments, given out before the crown rents came in, and there was upon it a debt of one hundred and six thousand pounds. These were great difficulties to struggle with; yet the lord deputy found means to surmount them, and to discharge all the arrears of the army; not by mean compositions with the officers or soldiers, (as was too much in practice before, ) but by paying every man the whole that he could either in honour or justice demand; by paying them equally, without favour to one more than another, and without charge to any; and this so punctually, that every one had i See Collection of Letters, No. II. his money at a day without the trouble of solicitation, the irksomeness of attendance, the asking of courtesy, or the contracting of an obligation to any body. 10 The necessity was too pressing to allow time for his making use of those schemes which he had formed for advancing the king's revenue. There was only one method left of raising an immediate supply, and that the lords justices and council had before his coming over declared to be in their opinions altogether impossible to be effected....show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593634
  • 9781236593634