The Question of the Existing Corn Laws

The Question of the Existing Corn Laws

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...and', that-at-, -, -com could not he cultivated? It will-be, saids that-73's.-i-5ia high price; I answer, that, -according ti) thehnlyiahthoiity which we possess, corn has sold at 80s. 5d., and once at 67s1"4d-., theaveragelof-which is 731.-10;'d-.-"--If;tlle1 averages are inaccurately taken, as I believe to-be the: case, -there would he at least-as much inaccuracy in-any_ calculation founded on-the-varying estimares; of Vindivridualsri-im-the meta parts ofi the kingdom. Merely-l1lHtlng"affi the feelings w-ith-w.hich particular instances of extreme-low-price-have been forced" upon-us, I deny that-the low-price7WaIs;;i necessa-ryone, -if causes, foreign_ to actual in1p0rtatTion, had not operated.-If a fairer average can be produced; founded on-the real circumstances of the year, and not on, the weak-ness and titnidlty ofan insuthcient class of fnrmersl l shallgladly adopt_-it; and, i-n diminishing_the of cultivation, -shall depend moreiupon, a 1-iedut: tion-ol-iits other instruments, than upoureut." $m-ne iinpo-rta'nt-d'e-i ductions must, however, first hemade, -in oonsi-d-e-aiti!oi1-o the extreme case, upon-which-rr1: y'f0rigi!ra.l-cal0ullatib-h' has been founded. Low-rent is said-to_-be unfavourable to good cultivation. This is true, if it alludes to an almost nominal rent. I am--fully aware of the ibfimefi-ts of-a moral high pricefin inducing_exertion. _ But-under what circumstances is low, rent supposed to be inj-urious?-Under an abuse-: -wheu'a; tenant has ta-ken-a larger number of acres than he-can cultivatebenefi;ially_., Can the, -possibility of abuse be urged against any acknowledged-benefit? Shallwhblesome food be an evil, --b_ficause a man may devour more more

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