Manchester Tracts Volume 1-15

Manchester Tracts Volume 1-15

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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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...alternately the looms of Glasgow and Manchester, of Spitalfiekls and of Norwich. Add also the consequences of a season which has been more unfavourable to agricultural produee of every kind than any within the memory of man; and w hatever difficulties and distresses may exist either in the agricultural or manufacturing part of the people, may be explained without referring them to corrupt Parliaments, profligate mini ters, and the Prince Regent. We have before us the resolutions of sundry meetings held in the city of London, to consider the propriety of petitioning the Prince Regent and the Legislature for a reform in Parliament. The resolutions from Bishopsgate assert, that the people are "goaded with an army of remorseless tax-gatherers urged on by the cravings of a rapacious, oppressive and imbecile administration: " they remind us that our history exhibits the patriotic sons of England as " dismissing and chastising those kings and counsellors, whose profligacy and arbitrary attempts had rendered them obnoxious;" they say that "the most profligate expenditure among the people's servants, from the lowest to the highest rank, and an unfeeling disregard of the people's wants and miseries, are among the lightest subjects of complaint." They tell us, that "statesmen, living upon the public and zeal. "Our armies as well as our allies were every where punctually paid: the credit of the nation was never raised so high in any age, nor so sacredly maintained; the treasury was as exact and as regular in all payments as any private banker could be. It is true a prcat deal of money went out of the kingdom in sptcie; that which maintained the war in Spain was to be sent thither in that manner: --by this means there...
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576225
  • 9781236576224