Chronicon Rusticum-commerciale: Or, Memoirs of Wool, &c. Being a Collection of History and Argument, Concerning the Woolen Manufacture and Woolen Trade in General ... Also an Account of the Several Laws, from Time to Time Made, and of Many Schemes Offered, for Preventing the Exportation of Raw Wool ... With Occasional Notes, Dissertations, and Reflections Upon the Whole, Volume 1

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T. Osborne, 1747 - Wool
 

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Page 10 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Page 25 - ... of wools, that is to wit, a toll of forty shillings for every sack of wool, and have made petition to us to release the same ; we, at their requests, have...
Page 182 - A subsidy granted to the king of tonnage and poundage, and other sums of money payable on merchandise exported and imported " — it was enacted —
Page 355 - And I think every nation, but especially this, which is so well stored with other commodities for trade, ought to be very jealous of a trade carried on by the exportation of our gold and silver, and to be very careful how to allow it, it being dangerous to make that which is the standard of trade merchandise itself.
Page ii - ... this very intelligent and liberal writer, who was himself in an eminent degree conversant with the practical details of trade, " Merchants, while they are in the busy and eager prosecution of their particular objects, although they be very wise and good men, are not always the best judges of commerce, as it relates to the power and profit of a kingdom. The reason may be, because their eyes are so continually fixed on what makes for their peculiar gain or loss, that they have no leisure to expatiate,...
Page 253 - ... up for exportation abroad. Until the transportation of cattle into England was forbidden by the late Act of Parliament, the quickest trade of ready money here was driven by the sale of young bullocks, which for four or five summer months of the year were carried over in very great numbers ; and this made all the breeders in the kingdom turn their lands and stocks chiefly to that sort of cattle.
Page 220 - ... clothing, and we know they want neither art nor materials to this performance. But when by cheapness we drive them from this employment, and so in time obtain our dear price again, then do they also use their former remedy. So that by these alterations we learn, that it is in vain to expect a greater revenue of our wares than their condition will afford, but rather it concerns us to apply our endeavours to the times with care and diligence to help our selves the best we may, by making our cloth...
Page 263 - The policy of protection was denounced as an evil legacy of the Great Rebellion : it was the work of the Commonwealth party, which had " been assisted in the Civil Wars by great numbers of the wool-workmen, who liked much better to rob and plunder for half-a-crown a day than toil at a melancholy work for sixpence a day...
Page 232 - All our Laws that oblige our People to the making of strong, substantial (and as we call it, Loyal) Cloth of a certain length, breadth and weight, if they were duly put in Execution, would in my opinion do more hurt than good, because the...
Page 354 - Indian goods hindered the expense of our own woollen goods by serving instead of them here, and also by hindering the consumption of them in other parts too, to which we export them, and by obstructing the expense of linen and silks, which we formerly purchased from our neighbour nations in return of our manufactures. For when that mutual conveniency of taking off their goods in return of ours failed, it is found by experience that our trade in manufactures is failed also.

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