A Survey Of Trade; In Four Parts. Together With Considerations On Our Money And Bullion

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byWilliam Wood

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1722. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SOME CONSIDERATIONS O N T H E EXPORTATION O F Gold and Silver, ©V. HERE has not-been any great Article of Traffick or Com-" merce, so much mistaken and wrong judged by the Generality of Men among us, as that which relates to Gold and Silver, or Bullion ; which, 'tis argued and insisted on, ought not to be allowed a Commodity or Merchandize, nor suffered to go out, when once brought into the Kingdom. But I muff take the Liberty of saying, that those who entertain such Notions are, irt this. Point, un- acquainted with the true Interest of their Country, and with the Cause of the Riches that Commerce has brought into it ; and that Men of the most extensive Knowledge in all Trad-* Z T. ni g ing Countries have defined, and allowed Gold artd Silver, or Bullion, a Commodity or Merchandize ; and contended for suffering it t* have a free Exportation. Those Nations which have the Means of bringing in Gold and Silver to answer their Commodities carried out,. are upon an equal Foot with other Countries, that have Mines in their Possession, and barter their Gold and Silver for Commodities; and in such Trading Countries, Gold and Silver become a Commodity as well as any other; a Commodity turned in Trade with Advantage and Encrease, and therefore more valuable in such a Country, than where it first was dug; and truly, Industry and Skill to improve Trade, and the apt Scituation of a Country for it, are more real Riches to a People, than even the Possession of Gold and Silver Mines; nor can any Quantity thereof, that may be dug out of the Mines bear any Proportion, with what may be made to arise from the whole Labour of a Trading and Industrious People; whose Stock, tho' small at first, is ever increasing, and the; Increase still gaining Additions ; so that the Augmentati...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1722. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SOME CONSIDERATIONS O N T H E EXPORTATION O F Gold and Silver, ©V. HERE has not-been any great Article of Traffick or Com-" merce, so...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217162509

ISBN - 13:9780217162500

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