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been taken from persons whose interests were affected, and whose opinions were adopted, without reflecting that such persons were incompetent judges in their own case; of which, moreover, they took very partial and limited views, while every one shrunk from the investigation of facts with which those who were more immediately concerned were supposed to be conusant. Errors have thus multiplied; but it is consoling to find, that the sources of our prosperity remain entire, and that we have only to correct those errors, in order to advance in improvement with a rapidity and to an extent hitherto unexampled, even in this country.

August, 1832.

CONTENT S.

PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS.

Page

1 ib. ib. ib.

Increase of Shipping
Increase of Exports
Distress prevalent nevertheless
Chiefly in the Agricultural Districts
Causes — Restraints upon Industry rendered

progressively severe by a Rise in the ex

changeable Value of Money Investigation proposed

2 3

PART I.

INCREASE OF SHIPPING AND EXPORTS.

5 6

CHAP. I.
Increase of our Shipping, and of the Exports

of Home Produce and Manufactures
Table showing it
Facts relative to British Tonnage
Foreign Tonnage
Exports
Imports

8

9 10 11

ib.

34

ib.

Coin what

Bills of Exchange

Bankers' Notes

Currency when most perfect

Banking Operations Period of Commence-

ment

Consequences of Freedom in

37

ib.

ib.

ib.

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