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Download torrent The History of England, During the Reign of George the Third Volume 3

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The History of England, During the Reign of George the Third Volume 3 by James Robins

The History of England, During the Reign of George the Third Volume 3
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Author: James Robins
Number of Pages: 98 pages
Published Date: 01 Apr 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Type: eBook
ISBN: 9781235712913
File size: 47 Mb
Download Link: The History of England, During the Reign of George the Third Volume 3
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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. 1821 Excerpt: ... members to Parliament He, however, bestowed upon the plan of the minister a just and liberal tribute of praise. On the other hand, it was ridiculed by Mr. Powys, as the mere kuight-errantry of a political Quixote; as an example, a precedent, an incitement, to the wildest and most paradoxical nostrums that speculative theorists could devise. At length, after a long debate, Mr. Pitt's motion was rejected by 248 against 174. In consequence of the very able reports presented from time to time by the commissioners of accounts, Mr. Pitt brought in three several bills, for the better auditing and examining the public accounts, and for the regulation and reform of the public offices, which passed with great applause; and, on the 9th of May, he proposed that the remaining part of the floating arrear of debt, consisting of navy bills and ordnance debentures, should be funded on five per cent, stock, and the interest, amounting to above 400,000/. per annum, provided by fresh taxes, one of which, a tax on retail shops, calculated at 120,000/. per annum, proved particularly obnoxious. As this tax was proportioned to the rent of the house, it was denominated neither more nor less than a partial house tax; and the whole body of retail traders were agreed that it was utterly impracticable to indemnify themselves by raising the price of the diiferent commodities upon the consumer. Conscious of the unpopularity of the measure, Mr. Pitt, by way of recompense to the shopkeeper, proposed, by a deed of unprecedented oppression, to revoke and take away the license from all hawkers and pedlars, whom he styled a pest to the community, and a nursery and medium for the preservation of illicit trade. The cause of this humble, useful, and unprotected description of men, was powerfully...

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