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The history of the public revenue, from the revolution in 1688, to Christmas 1753; with an appendix completing the same to Christmas 1758. Containing a minute and comprehensive view of all our public transactions relative to money and trade, within the said period: authenticated by exact references to the several acts of Parliament; resolutions of one or both Houses, and accounts occasionally laid before Parliament; together with other the most unquestionable vouchers and authorities: concluding with a practicable plan for reducing all the public funds into one, resulting from the preceding accounts. In this work are included, the terms upon which all the money has been raised for the current service of every year, together with the disposition thereof: the progress of the public debts, and the several variations they have gone through, together with the interest paid thereon: a comparative view of the expence of the several great wars, and of every other remarkable period: the rise, progress, and state, of the sinking fund, from it's commencement to this present time: the history of the Bank of England, East-India and South-Sea companies, so far as they have been, or are connected with the public, &c. By James Postlethwayt, F.R.S.

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London : Printed for the author, and sold by J. Knapton, in Ludgate-Street, 1759.

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[4],352p. ; obl.1⁰.

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ESTC T95307



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