A Treatise on the Wealth, Power, and Resources of the British Empire ...: The Rise and Progress of the Funding System Explained ...

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J. Mawman, 1814 - Finance - 542 pages
 

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Page 81 - ... and in any such action the defendant may plead the general issue, and give this Act and the special matter in evidence at any trial to be had thereupon...
Page 59 - George the third, and entitled, an act for continuing in the East India Company, for a further term the possession of the British territories in India, together with...
Page 46 - Wales, presented to the house of commons, and ordered to be printed on the 28th ult.
Page 110 - there could be no riches, since riches are the offspring of labour, while labour can result only from a state of poverty. Poverty is that state and condition in society where the individual has no surplus labour in store, or, in other words, no property or means of subsistence but what is derived from the constant exercise of industry in the various occupations of life.
Page 64 - ... a sum of not less than one lac of rupees in each year shall be set apart and applied to the revival and improvement of literature, and the encouragement of the learned natives of India, and for the introduction and promotion of a knowledge of the sciences among the inhabitants of the British territories in India...
Page 271 - King, for redeeming every part of the national debt within the period of " 45 years from the time of its creation, it is also expedient that, in future, whenever " the amount of the sum to be raised, by loan, or by any other addition to the public " funded debt, shall in any year exceed the sum estimated to be applicable in the " same year to the reduction of the public debt...
Page 7 - ... guns. In the year 1680, the company sent a ship to trade with China. The whole of that trade had heretofore been monopolized by the Dutch and Portuguese. About this time they acquired the privilege to coin money, not resembling British money, at Bombay and other places in India. The Company consisted of 600 members, who were entitled to votes in proportion to their shares ; hence it happened that some had to the amount of sixty votes : — every member, moreover, had liberty to carry on trade...
Page 110 - It is that condition in society which implies want, misery, and distress. It is the state of any one who is destitute of the means of subsistence, and is unable to labour to procure it to the extent nature requires. The natural source of subsistence is the labour of the individual ; while that remains with him he is denominated poor : when it fails in whole or in part he becomes indigent.
Page 110 - Poverty is therefore a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilisation.
Page 73 - Places within the Limits of the said Company's Charter ;" or in an act made in the fifty-seventh year of his said late Majesty's reign, intituled, " An Act to regulate the Trade to and from the Places within the Limits of the Charter of the East India Company, and...

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