The Works of John Locke Volume 5

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General Books, 2013 - 164 من الصفحات
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... The works of John Locke John Locke SOME CONSIDERATIONS OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE OWERING OF INTEREST, AND RAISING THE VALUE MONEY. IN A LETTER SENT TO A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, 1691. SOME CONSIDERATIONS OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE LOWERING OF INTEREST, AND RAISING THE VALUE OF MONEY. SIR, These notions concerning coinage having, for the main, as you know, been put into writing above twelve months since; as those other, concerning interest, a great deal above so many years: I put them now again into your hands, with a liberty (since you will have it so) to communicate them farther, as you please. If, upon a review, you continue your favourable opinion of them, and nothing less than publishing will satisfy you, I must desire you to remember, that you must be answerable to the world for the style, which is such as a man writes carelessly to his friend, when he seeks truth, not ornament; and studies only to be in the right, and to be understood. I have, since you saw them last year, met with some new objections in print, which I have endeavoured to remove; and particularly I have taken into consideration a printed sheet, entitled, " Remarks upon a Paper given in to the Lords, &c." Because one may naturally suppose, that he, that was so much a patron of that .cause, would omit nothing that could be said in favour of it. To this I must here add, that I am just now told from Holland, " That the States, finding themselves abused, by coining a vast quantity of their base [schillings J money, made of their own ducatoons, and other finer silver, melted down, have put a stop to the minting of any but fine silver coin, till they should settle a mint upon a new foot." I know the sincere love and concern you have for your co

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