Reasons for Not Repealing the Corn Laws

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Ridgway, 1839 - Corn laws (Great Britain) - 47 pages
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Page 44 - ... the world at the cheapest rate, and which is the most accessible to us, in exchange for the export of our manufactures. The landlords, to whom the benefit of the monopoly was secured, had a certain number of persons dependent on, and fed by them, and these were neutral in the question; these persons cared not whether food were dear or cheap, but all our domestics, and the parties employed by us, were interested in our prosperity. If we fell, they fell with us; therefore it was the " lords of...
Page 41 - Supposing then, that after a time, six or seven millions of our people having become dependent on the United States for bread corn, those States should be visited with a succession of bad harvests...
Page 5 - ... stated, also, that if no such statement had been laid before the House, the fact was sufficiently notorious without it. The law might, it was true, give rise in its operation to occasional cases of hardship ; but no principle of Government was...
Page 5 - ... harbour no unworthy, no sinister design, but that you are solely actuated by the laudable ambition of doing good. In uttering these sentiments, we feel confident that we express the sentiments of the whole province, or, if there be exceptions, that they are confined to those who think that the happiness of the many should be sacrificed to the interests of the few : with such your Excellency holds no communion. We have now only to add our prayers that the Almighty may extend to you that aid which...

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