Antient and Modern State of the Parish of Cramond: ... Biographical and Genealogical Collections, Respecting ... Families and Individuals Connected with that District, ... Sketch of the Life and Projects of John Law of Lauriston ... (Google eBook)

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J. Paterson, 1794 - 291 pages
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Page 178 - This scheme was no less than the vesting the whole privileges, effects, and possessions of all the foreign trading companies, the great farms, the profits of the mint, the general receipt of the king's revenue, and the management and property of the bank, in one great company, who thus having in their hands all the trade, taxes, and royal revenues, might be enabled to multiply the notes of the bank to any extent they pleased, doubling or even trebling at will the circulating cash of the kingdom;...
Page 268 - Triplici Nodo Triplex Cuneus, or an Apology for the Oath of Allegiance...
Page 211 - Lundi, j'achetai des actions; Mardi, je gagnai des millions; Mercredi, j'arrangeai mon menage, Jeudi, je pris un equipage, Vendredi, je m'en fus au bal, Et Samedi, a I'Hopital.
Page 190 - ... to his own countrymen, and to persons coming on ordinary errands, he appears to have been exceedingly affable. " The Earl of Hay, afterwards Duke of Argyle, going to wait upon Mr Law by appointment, found the antechambers filled with many of the highest quality in France; but being, by special orders, admitted into his private apartments, beheld the great man writing what, from the number and rank of those left to wait his leisure, he naturally concluded to be despatches of the utmost consequence....
Page 178 - ... had succeeded in erecting the most stupendous financial fabric that has ever been presented to the world. In one company, and through it, in one man, was vested nothing less than the whole privileges, effects and possessions of the foreign trade companies of France, the great farms of the kingdom, the mint, the general receipt of the king's revenues, and the management and property of a royal bank, with an immense capital! Thus, one man, an obscure foreign adventurer, through his creature, the...
Page 178 - Mississippi system, which, /or a while, turned the heads of the French, and attracted the attention of all Europe ; a project that, if carried into full execution, would, in all probability, have cxiltcd France to a vast superiority of power and wealth over every other state.
Page 237 - Br1tain, it was not even in the King's power to hinder him from coming home, if he thought fit. To this Lord Trevor replied, that Mr Law was indeed a...
Page 237 - ... was the more dangerous, in that he had renounced, not only his natural affection to his country, and his allegiance to his lawful...
Page 129 - He was one of the original Fellows of the Royal Society, and reckoned among its ablest members. His publications embrace themes from the '.Mistaken Advantage of Raising of Money ' to an ' Explication of St. John's Revelation.
Page 237 - Englishman out of his country ; and, as Mr. Law was a subject of Great Britain, it was not even in the king's power to hinder him from coming over. After...

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