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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Without the knowledge of the true number of the people, as a principle, the whole scope and use of keeping bills of birth and burials is impaired; wherefore by laborious conjectures and calculations to deduce the number of people from the births and burials, may be ingenious, but very preposterous.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Another cause which aggravates taxes is the force of paying them in money at a certain tinge, and not in commodities at the most convenient seasons.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I make this question, whether, since they do all live by begging... it were not better for the state to keep them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We incline, therefore, to think the parishes should be equal or near, because in the reformed religion the principal use of a church is to preach in.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In the next place, it will be asked, who shall pay these men? I answer, everybody.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It were good to know the geometrical content, figure and situation of all the lands of a kingdom, especially according to its most natural bounds.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No man pays double or twice for the same thing, forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come, he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience which he admits against himself.”

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