Paper Against Gold, Or, the Mystery of the Bank of England: Of the Debt, of the Stocks, of the Sinking Fund, and of All the Other Tricks and Contrivances, Carried on by the Means of Paper Money

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John Doyle, 1846 - Finance - 432 pages

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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 159 - Board, that it is indispensably necessary for the public service, that the Directors of the Bank of England should forbear issuing any cash in payment until the sense of Parliament can be taken on that subject...
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.

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