A Treatise on the Administration of the Finances of France ...

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Printed at the Logographic Press, sold by J. Walter, 1786 - Finance
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Page 113 - WILL fuppofe that, either from fixed' ideas, or from conjectures, a general ftatement is made of the importations and exportations of a kingdom ; a valuation in money muft neceflarily be made of each part of this double commerce, if we...
Page 114 - French merchants, who have imported them as objects of trade: yet, of thefe three articles juft recapitulated, only the fum paid to the foreign feller is a debt of the kingdom. THE expences of carriage, or of freight are...
Page 114 - France, of the merchandife of foreign countries^ according to the current price of thofe commodities in the centre of the kingdom, or in one of its principal commercial towns; the debt contracted by the...
Page 111 - THE ftatement of the balance of commerce, reprefents the exchanges of a kingdom; this balance appears to be favourable to a country, when the amount of its exports exceeds that of its imports; and it announces a lofs, when on the contrary, it has bought more than it has fold.
Page 147 - Let it not be objected, that they will find it more to their advantage to till their lands \ the more they are cultivated the greater will be the quantity of...
Page 146 - TftE commerce carried on with its manufactures, and with its American commodities, make three-fourths of the exports 6f the kingdom.
Page 165 - ... one or two men in a generation are able to attain a perfect knowledge of them...
Page 146 - ... and climate, men in every part of the globe are capable of ingenious , labour; in...
Page 302 - They made an eftimation of this "kind, in the courfe of the three aflemblies held from one thoufand feven hundred and fifty five, to one thoufand feven hundred and fixty...

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