An ESSAY On The PUBLICK DEBTS Of This KINGDOM.  Wherein the Importance of Discharging Them is Considered; the Provisions for that Purpose by the Sinking Fund, and the Progress Therein Hitherto Made, are Stated and Explained; the Sufficiency of those Provisions are Demonstrated; Some General Mistakes about the Nature and Efficacy of this Expedient Examined and Removed; and the Progress of the Sinking Fund Described and Computed from Midsummer, 1727.; To which is Subjoined, An Enquiry into the General Convenience of Reducing Farther the Interest of our Publick Debts below 4 per Cent. per Annum. In a letter to a member of the House of Commons. Sir Nathaniel. 1661 - 1728 Gould.

An ESSAY On The PUBLICK DEBTS Of This KINGDOM.  Wherein the Importance of Discharging Them is Considered; the Provisions for that Purpose by the Sinking Fund, and the Progress Therein Hitherto Made, are Stated and Explained; the Sufficiency of those Provisions are Demonstrated; Some General Mistakes about the Nature and Efficacy of this Expedient Examined and Removed; and the Progress of the Sinking Fund Described and Computed from Midsummer, 1727.; To which is Subjoined, An Enquiry into the General Convenience of Reducing Farther the Interest of our Publick Debts below 4 per Cent. per Annum. In a letter to a member of the House of Commons.

London: Printed for J. Peele, at Locke's-Head in Pater-noster-Row, 1726. 1st printing (Goldsmith 6473). viii, 120 pp. Headpiece & decorative initial capital letter, A2r; tailpice A4v; headpiece & decorative initial capital letter, B1r. 8vo. Disbound, with binding remnants along spine. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Bit of soiling to A1v, else VG+. Item #48468

Gould a successful merchant & politician, who served in Parliament, essentially, from 1701 until his death in 1728. His government service was lacking in distinction "until until the later years of Anne's reign when, in 1713, he spoke three times (and very effectively) against the treaty of commerce with France. Following the accession of George I, he seconded a motion of 12 April 1717 that English trade to the Baltic could not be carried on unless the king of Sweden was brought to reason, and during the South Sea crisis he advocated strong measures against the directors. ... It was on this subject [of public debt] that Gould made his last recorded parliamentary speech in February 1728." [ODNB].

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