The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Band 55

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Freeman Hunt, 1866

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Seite 182 - The power to make anything but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts is withdrawn from the States on the same principle with that of issuing a paper currency.
Seite 181 - Committee to be that which is communicated to the wages of common country labour, the rate of which, it is well known, adapts itself more slowly to the changes which happen in the value of money, than the price of any other species of labour or commodity.
Seite 332 - The interest of the aggregate sum of l,600,000i., (viz., the original 1,200,000/. and the present 4000,000i.) was now fixed at six per cent, to commence from August the 1st, 1711. In the latter year, it was enacted that no person whatever should be ' either a governor, deputy-governor, or director of the Bank of England, and of the East India Company at the same time.' On a further circulation of Exchequer bills in 1713, (12th queen Anne, chap, ii.) the Bank was allowed to create ' additional stock,'...
Seite 212 - The Secretary of the Treasury shall have power, under such regulations as he shall prescribe, to establish and provide a system of numbering vessels so registered, enrolled and licensed; and each vessel so numbered shall have her number deeply carved or otherwise permanently marked on her main beam; and if at any time she shall cease to be so marked, such vessel shall be liable to a fine of $30 on every arrival in a port of the United States if she have not her proper official number legally carved...
Seite 324 - Any telegraph company now organized, or which may hereafter be organized, under the laws of any state, shall have the right to construct, maintain, and operate lines of telegraph through and over any portion of the public domain of the United States, over and along any of the military or post roads of the United States, which have been or may hereafter be declared such by...
Seite 259 - ... any body politic or corporate whatsoever, erected or to be erected, or for any other persons whatsoever united or to be united in covenants or partnership, exceeding the number of six persons, in that part of Great Britain called England, to borrow, owe, or take up any sum or sums of money on their bills or notes payable at demand, or at any less time than six months from the borrowing thereof...
Seite 211 - That whenever it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury...
Seite 209 - Territory, and the improvements required for the development of the Trade of the Great West with the Seaboard, are regarded by this Conference as subjects of the highest importance to the Federated Provinces, and shall be prosecuted at the earliest possible period that the state of the Finances will permit.
Seite 336 - England should forbear issuing any cash in payment until the sense of parliament can be taken ON that subject, and the proper measures adopted thereupon, for maintaining the means of circulation, and supporting the public and commercial credit of the kingdom at this important conjuncture ; and it is ordered, that a copy of this minute be transmitted to the Directors of the Bank of England, and they are hereby required on the grounds of the exigency of the case to conform thereto until the sense of...
Seite 203 - Saskatchewan region ; and in a pamphlet published in America in 1866, and addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, the following significant passage occurs : — Rumours of gulches and ledges in the Saskatchewan district, yielding even greater prizes to the prospector, are already rife, and will soon precipitate 'a strong, active, and enterprising people

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