What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Paper Against Gold, Or, the Mystery of the Bank of England, of the Debt, of ...
William 1763-1835 Cobbett
No preview available - 2016
able alarm amount answer appears Bank Company bank notes Bank of England believe Bill Bullion called cash cause circulation coin Committee Commons consequence continue Council course Debt demand depreciation effect existence fact France Funds Gentlemen give given gold and silver Government guineas hand holders House increase inquiries interest issued Judges keep King labour least legal tender less Letter look Lord matter means measure meeting millions mind Minister National Debt nature necessary never object observed opinion Order in Council paid paper paper-money Parliament passed payment persons Pitt pounds present produce promissory notes protect purchase quantity question reason receive Report seen shillings sort speech Stock stop Stoppage suppose taken thing tion told whole wish writers
Page 424 - Consider the lilies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 290 - Reports of Cases argued and determined in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber and in the House of Lords, from Michaelmas Term, in the 40th year of the reign of George III. (1799) to Michaelmas Term, in the 42nd Year of the same reign, (1801,) both inclusive.
Page 227 - prevent Paper Bills of Credit hereafter to be issued in any of His Majesty's " Colonies or Plantations in America from being declared to be a legal tender " in payment of money, and to prevent the legal tender of such Bills as are " now subsisting from being prolonged beyond the periods limited for recalling
Page 357 - I see nothing of the character and genius of arbitrary finance ; none of the bold frauds of bankrupt power; none of the wild struggles and plunges of despotism in distress ; no lopping off from the capital of debt ; no suspension of interest; no robbery under the name of loan ; no raising the value, no debasing the substance of the coin.
Page 251 - Council made under this Act shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament within Six Weeks after issuing the same, if Parliament be then sitting, and if not, then within Six Weeks after the commencement of the then next Session of Parliament.
Page 91 - But this paper money may, and does increase, without any increase of trade, nay often when it greatly declines, for it is not the measure of the trade of the nation, but of the necessity of its government; and it is absurd, and must be ruinous, that the same cause which naturally exhausts the wealth of a nation, should likewise be the only productive cause of money.
Page 194 - COMMITTEE appointed to examine and state the total Amount of Outstanding Demands on The BANK of ENGLAND, and likewise of the Funds for discharging the same...
Page 34 - An act for granting to their Majesties several duties upon tonnagex>f ships and vessels, and upon beer, ale, and other liquors, for securing certain recompenses and advantages in the said act mentioned, to such persons as shall voluntarily advance the sum of fifteen hundred thousand pounds, towards carrying on the war with France.