A Letter Addressed to the Honest Reformers of Scotland
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Excerpt from A Letter Addressed to the Honest Reformers of Scotland: With Remarks on the Poor Rates, Corn Law, Religious Establishment, Right of Property, Equality of Ranks, and Revolution A revival and renewal of the ancient commerce of difi'erent countries; a removal of the capital of foreigners to its na tural place; a pauper unproductive population, in parts, fed by foreign labour, in those very countries, to which our trade and capital has returned;) and taxes 10 pay t/zose whose loans saved as from slavery. Now, Sir, here are, I think, three causes, each of which might have created distress in full and vigorous operation - quite independent of the taxes, and the want of Annual Parliaments, or Universal Suffrage; and which the level of trade, nor the revulsion, nor want of Hunts, 8m. 850. In the House of Commons, can neither explain, neutralize, obviate, nor cure. Speculation attempts to crush the manufacturing establishments on the Continent, and the conversion of that capital into trade, which had been Wasted in war, for a time gave a market to our operatives; but it was only an alleviation, not a remedy for the palsy, which began in plethory, and must end m apoplexy, unless some means are taken to relieve the country of that determination to weaving, Ste. And to withdraw that redundancy of industry which originated in a peculiar war, and could only be subsisted by such peculiarity. Young men should leave the loom. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
12 Jul 2015
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