Studies in History, Economics and Public Law Volume . 18

Studies in History, Economics and Public Law Volume . 18

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...neither of them can leave without expense; and that these expenses, having to be defrayed out of their trade, would uselessly augment the price of grains. The prohibition laid on wagoners (voituriers), by the edict of 1661, from selling grain along the road, and even from untying the sacks, on penalty of confiscation, is without object in regard to the trade, which should not be throttled by being bound up with such details; it is inhuman toward those of our subjects who may happen to have immediate and pressing needs; it is still more inconvenient and repulsive to the dealer whom it exposes to anxiety and to unjust punishment, perhaps, if some accident obliges him to touch the sacks of grain which he is conveying. Finally, the obligation imposed by the same decree of 1661 on those who carry on the grain trade for Paris, to submit their invoices to notaries, to present them to the officials of grain, and to register them in a public record, is a formality contrary to all the customs and interests of commerce, which demands above all else good faith.secrecy and celerity of transaction; and that law has no other object than to occasion expenses which increase the cost of sales. It is by such rules that it was deemed most fit in other times, and almost to our day, to provide the subsistence of our good city of Paris. The negotiants, whose function is that of necessary agents of circulation and who carry abundance unfailingly wherever they find liberty, security and markets, have been treated as enemies who must be harassed on the way and loaded with chains when they arrive; the grain they bring to the city cannot be taken out: but they can neither keep it nor protect it from the ravages of climate and corruption; they are forced to hasty sales; they...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640675
  • 9781236640673