Political Register

Political Register

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... be justified in forging English paper-money? Upon what ground is it that we claim the exclusive right of forging the paper-money of our neighbours? After what we have seen above, you will, I am persuaded, agree with me, that it is childish in the extreme, to say the least of it, for us to complain of the Emperor of France for having, as Lord Castlereagh said, set about a scheme for the ruin of ourcurrency. And, it is equally childish in us to suppose, that he will not now, when we have proclaimed the effects, persevere in his hostility to our commerce. He is now told, by a majority in the House of Commons, that it is Am system, which has produced all our pecuniary distress. We now say that it is he who has filled the Gazette witli the names of Bankrupts; which has made one of the two "pillars of the Stock Exchange" blow his brains out; which lias raised the paper price of the Dollar ten per centum at a slap; and which now makes the fund-holder tremble. He is now told this by our Minister of finance; aye, and by the vote of a majority, and a very great majority too, of the Honourable House, upon whose Journals it now stands declared and recorded, that the commercial system of Napoleon has produced the very effects that he intended, and that he vowed, it should produce. And, yet, there are men amongst us to call Napoleon a L / I.have taken up too much of your time to enter now upon the subject of.Ikpreciation, which, therefore, 1 must postpone till xny next, begging yon, with reference to the above related (acts, always to bear in mind, that, at the outset of our war against the Jacobins of France, we had plenty of gold and the French had nothing but paper, and that now the French have plenty of gold and tee have nothing but paper. I am, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 954 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 48mm | 1,665g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542932
  • 9781236542939