Historical Register

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Containing an impartial relation of all transactions, foreign and domestick: with a Chronological diary of all the remarkable occurrences, viz. births, marriages, deaths, removals, promotions, etc. that happened throughout the year: together with the characters and parentage of persons deceased on the eminent rank ...
 

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Page 143 - ... service, and purveyance, and for settling a revenue upon his Majesty in lieu thereof...
Page 175 - Three-fourths into Annuities, and leaving the remaining Quarter to be a Trading Stock, with a large Debt and Demands upon it unliquidated...
Page 47 - ... work, without which they could not subsist. No report is made from Carolina, the Bahama or the Bermuda Isles. "From the foregoing state, it is observable that there are more trades carried on and manufactures set up in the Provinces on the continent of America to the northward of Virginia, prejudicial to the trade and manufactures of Great Britain, particularly in New England, than in any other of the British Colonies...
Page 258 - House should on that day week resolve itself into a committee ' to consider of the most proper methods for the better security and improvement of the duties and revenues already charged upon and payable from tobacco and wines.
Page 174 - Infpection into many voluminous Books ; it appearing to us, by what we have feen and heard at our Bar, that the Accounts of the Company have been kept in a moft confufed, irregular and unwarrantable Manner, in order, as we apprehend, to conceal Frauds and defeat all Inquiries.
Page 162 - An Act for Raising a Sum Not Exceeding Two Millions Upon a Fund for Payment of Annuities after the Rate of Eight Per Cent. Per Annum and for Settling the Trade to the East Indies.
Page 170 - Recaufe we conceive that it would have been extremely for the Honour of the Houfe, and for the Service of the Publick, to have enter'd this Refolution in our Books, at a Time when we have fo far confented, in Compliance with the Houfe of Commons, to a Bill by which near half a Million collected for the Sinking Fund, in feveral Years, is appropriated to the Service of the prefent Year. 2. Becaufe the Sinking Fund...
Page 141 - ... the Act of tonnage and poundage made in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, and...
Page 200 - Trade, and burthenfomc on the People ' of this Nation. In Countries which are governed by ' Standing Armies, the Inclinations of the People are but * little minded, the Minifters place their Security in the * Army, the Humours of the Army they only confult, ' with them they divide the Spoils, and the wretched Peo
Page 52 - William the third to prevent the Exportation of Wool out of the Kingdoms of Ireland and England into foreign parts, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England...

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