A Letter to a Friend Concerning Naturalizations ...

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Thomas Trye, 1753 - 29 pages
 

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Page iv - Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that no person shall hereafter be naturalized, unless in the Bill exhibited for that purpose there be a clause or particular words inserted to declare, that such person shall not thereby be enabled to be of the privy council, or a member of either house of parliament, or to take any office or place of trust, either civil or military, or to have any grant of lands, tenements, or hereditaments...
Page 16 - And what vicious Principles, or immoral Practices can they introduce from abroad, for which England is not infamous already ? For indeed, there is no Country under the Sun, where Vices of all Kinds reign fo triumphantly, or where the Chriftian Religion is fo outrageoufly attacked.
Page 20 - ... such an establishment, till the cunning few could make it useful for their purposes . . . The Rev. Josiah Tucker, an ardent supporter of the Bill, explained the use the City merchants made of religious propaganda : Religion was only the pretence, but monopoly the noli me tangere, and the real cause of the clamours. If the Jews had been content with getting rich as stock-jobbers, as brokers, or in any other capacity but as merchants, all would have been well.
Page 8 - ... companies are often artfully made. The following, for example, is a skillful description of the immortal tactics of legislatively privileged classes : " Whenever an attempt hath been made to free the nation from this destructive and impolitic restraint, great is the cry of Demetrius and his craftsmen : ' Sirs, this is the artifice by which we have our wealth; by which we are freed from disagreeable rivals and competitors, and can secure the trade of the kingdom to ourselves, and put what price...
Page 8 - Ibid., p. 167. trymen, and harangue upon such popular topics as may keep them still in the dark. For, if they were to know the true state of the case, how soon would all our schemes be rendered abortive? And how quickly would the popular odium fall upon ourselves...
Page 23 - ... its powerful influence, to be found throughout his works: " What is the public good ? Is it not for the most part the result of emulation among the members of the same society? And what would become of industry, temperance, frugality, and the desire for excelling, if there were no emulation ?" 2 " The public good can only be promoted by a free and open trade, and by rival ships and competition.
Page 15 - Fruits of the Spirit, Love, Joy, Peace, Long-fuffering, Gentlenefs, Goodnefs, Faith, Meeknefs, Temperance...
Page 11 - ... to be. He was truly cosmopolitan in his views upon commerce. His religious thought was, in part, responsible for this, or at least, it supported him in this attitude. Witness his words : " But surely the benign Saviour of all mankind hath nowhere enjoined that any person, because he happened to be born on one side of a river, a mountain, or an arm of the sea, should not freely negotiate business or purchase a piece of land on the other. . . . Have we not all one Father?
Page 7 - Sort, viz. a Tax upon Raw Materials imported for the Employment of our Poor; a Tax upon the Exportation of our own Produce, Labour, and Manufactures, to be...

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