Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 7

Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 7

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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. 1742 edition. Excerpt: ...any tolerable Reason be put in, even by those who appear most fanguine for the Revival of this Duty i but if we consider it in the Light I have before put it in, and suppose that 4oo, oool. is to be raised Yearly upon Anno 5. Ceo. 11. the People, by the means of this Duty, it will then appear. '-'"_ much more odious; for upon that Supposition, which, I am afraid, will prove too true, the Nation is to pay 7oo, oool. for three Years Forbearance of the Payment of Five, which is a Premium of very near 15o per Cent, for Forbearance., To pretend, Sir, that this Duty cannot give Occasion to any great Frauds or Perjuries, because there is little or no Money advanced by the Subject, and repaid by the Government upon any Event, is to me a little odd. It is not the Repayment of Money by the Government that is the Cause of Frauds and Perjuries; it is the great Advantage that a private Dealer may make, and the little Risk he runs by such Frauds and Perjuries, that tempts him to the committing of such. He does not consider from whom, but how much Money he may make by such a Fraud; and therefore in all Manner of Taxes, where the Tax or Duty amounts to much more than the Prime Cost, there have always been, and always will be great Frauds; if the Dealer can by any Fraud avoid paying the Duty, he makes his Advantage by selling at a high Price. Considering then that this Duty to be laid upon Salt is no less than ten Times the Price it may be bought for at the Pits, what a fruitful Fund do we establish for Frauds and Perjuries? It may not perhaps be easy to smuggle Salt away from the Pits without paying the Duty; but how easy will it be for the Dealer, after he has given Bond to pay the Duty, and taken the Salt away from the Pits, to put it aboard of a Ship, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671716
  • 9781236671714