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[BOSANQUET (Charles)]. A Letter to W. Manning, Esq. M.P. on the Proposition Submitted to the Consideration of Government, for taking the Duties on Muscovado Sugar ad valorem.1807

Printed by S. & C. McDowall. First Edition, [ii],46pp., title and last leaf a little dusty, recent marbled boards, morocco label to spine. "The quality of sugar formed no just basis for taxation. Such a system was inexpedient because it would encourage the production of low-grade product, particularly in the newly conquered colonies which were capable of supplying an almost unlimited quantity of the superior article. It would be impossible to grade sugars properly into the several classes according to which they would be taxed in the proposal under consideration. There would be much fraud to secure the benefit of low rates. Completely side-steps the great fact that it was not equitable to exact the same duty as formerly when sugar had declined to one-third of its one-time value."—Ragatz, p.281. Copac locates the Bodleian copy only; OCLC adds NHL & INU. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 19403.3; Sabin,102848;

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