Middlemen in English Business; Particularly Between 1660 and 1760

Middlemen in English Business; Particularly Between 1660 and 1760

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...pay close attention to the workmanship, for the responsibility for fraudulent or defective cloth could be unmistakably placed. But the interpolation of the factor removed in part this sense of responsibility; when once the factor recommended a certain kind or design of cloth, dispatch to the factor became the chief objective and less emphasis was given to workmanship and trademarks.4 One phase of the business at Blackwell Hall was the dealings in domestic and foreign wool. Not only was it a place where cloth was bought and sold, but the clothier here also bought and carried away a goodly part of the wool he used. Leaden Hall had likewise been a considerable wool market from early days.6 By means of this double market, i.e., for wool and woolens, the carrier or clothier had a ware to carry each way and in this way economized time and costs in his 1 Deloney, Thomas, Ch. II. 2 Defoe, Com. with Fr., 43. See V. C. H., Somers, II, 409 for regulation of such seals and marks in 1591; Acts of P. C, 1591, 97-9. 3 See this opinion in a pamphlet, J. B., Interest of Great Br. Considered, 21. 4This complaint formed part of the "Clothiers Complaint" (1692), q. v. 7-8. 6 According to Stow, Survey, 176, much of the Hall was given over to stowage of woolsacks and to wool-winders and packers at the time he wrote, i.e. 1600. trade. The wool was brought to this market by the buyers, jobbers and merchants (previously discussed) and by merchant importers from Spain and the Mediterranean and from Ireland. Besides woolen cloths and wool, "Oyl and dying stuffs" and "all goods belonging to the Clothing trade" were handled here.1 When factors developed they were engaged by the wool broggers to sell their wool; as was said, "they come to...show more

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