The Remembrancer, or Impartial Repository of Public Events [Ed. by J. Almon]

The Remembrancer, or Impartial Repository of Public Events [Ed. by J. Almon]

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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. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...by not conIning themselves to their own manusactures, they spend upon foreign manusacturer's money, which is not their own; which they take from the country sirst, and spend out of it afterwards; that by signing such a covenant, they will do away a multitude of sins, at a time when the consequence of their votes and employments has become an arrear above any thing experienced either in peace or war--they will alfo consider that we cannot be expected to fund such a debt, in order to see such men for opposing every salotary measure, in and out of Parliament, and for even preventing the very mpans by which alone the public shall be enabled to seed them. As to the woollen-drapers and mercers, it is of the last consequence that they should sign, because they have it in their power, unless bound, to render the association of other men of little or no consequence, by imposing one manusacture for another, and have actually now great quantities of foreign cloth, &c, which they have deposited in different warehouses, waiting until the present spirit shall abate, that they may return to their former trade, by which they have beggared the community. They should not forget the mischiefs they have done already, nor the dangers which they have escaped, by the moderation of thousands, whom they have been accessary to starve. It if a very singular circumstance, that z gentry lavishing the public money, a merchantry carrying on a ruinous trade, and thousands of manusacturers reduced to beggary, by the commerce and consumption of both, should have lived in one and the same metropolis, without any interruption of tranquility. It distinguishes the people of Ireland from real acts of violence, committed in other countries with less provocation. There are two ways...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655034X
  • 9781236550347