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An  Inquiry Into the Causes of the Present High Price of Gold Bullion in England, and Its Connection with the State of Foreign Exchanges; With Observa

An Inquiry Into the Causes of the Present High Price of Gold Bullion in England, and Its Connection with the State of Foreign Exchanges; With Observa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810. Excerpt: ... AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THE PRESENT HIGH PRICE OP GOLD BULLION IN ENGLAND, AND ITS CONNECTION WITH THE STATE OF FOREIGN EXCHANGES; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE REPORT OF THE BULLION COMMITTEE. IV A SBBIBS Ot LETT BBS 4DDBB&SBD TO THOMAS THOMPSON, Esq. M.P. ONE Of THE MEMBERS OF THE BULLION COMMITTEE. Most of the difficulties that come in our way, when well considered and traced, lead us to some proposition, which known to be true, clears the doubt, and gives an easy solution of the question, whilst topical and superficial arguments, serve only to amuse the under-standing, without coming to the bottom of tho question, the only place of rest and stability for an inquisitive mind.1', Locke. LONDON: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, RBBS, ORME, AND BROWN, PATER-NOSTER-ROWj AND JOHN RODFORD, HULL. 1810. currency--all these hare, by turns, been practically adopted in England--the last the most convenient and unexceptionable--commercial history of Britain divided into three periods, and the state of oar foreign trans actions during each of these periods-»-circuIating medium of the metals' alone, from the earliest period of our his tory, to the year 1694, described as the state of commercial infancy--circulating medium of coin, and paper convertible into coin, from 1694 to 1797, the state of commercial maturity--paper not convertible into specie,. from 1797 to the present time, the state of financial decline « 10--30 LETTEIt HI. View of the various items which make up the aggregate debit and credit of our account with foreign nations---imports and exports of merchandise--foreign expenditure of government--international transfers of capital... common estimates of the balance of trade vague and in. definite--impossibility of ascertaining the real balance of...