|Author:||Violet, Thomas, fl. 1634-1662.|
|Title:||The advancement of merchandize: or, Certain propositions for the improvment of the trade of this Common-wealth, humbly presented to the right honoroble the Council of State. And also, against the transporting of gold and silver. / By Tho. Violet of London goldsmith.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The advancement of merchandize: or, Certain propositions for the improvment of the trade of this Common-wealth, humbly presented to the right honoroble the Council of State. And also, against the transporting of gold and silver. / By Tho. Violet of London goldsmith.
Violet, Thomas, fl. 1634-1662.
London: Printed by William Du-Gard, Printer to the Council of State, anno Dom. 1651.
Precious metals -- England
Coinage -- England
Great Britain -- Commerce
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE JOHN BRADSHAW LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL of STATE.
TO THE HONORABLE THE COUNCIL OF TRADE, This Book with my most humble service.
TO MY HONORED FRIENDS, the Merchants, Natives of this Nation of England, and the Merchant-Strangers living and inhabiting in any part of the Dominions of the Common∣wealth of England.
THE ADVANCEMENT OF MERCHANDIZE.
About settling a Court of Merchants in London, as it is in Roan, Paris, Burdeaux, Lions in France, and other parts of Germanie; the Model is much after this manner:
Behold Transporter of Treasure, Culler of Monie, Deceitful Wier-drawer. A TRUE DISCOVERIE HOW THE COMMON-VVEALTH OF ENGLAND, Have been cheated of their Treasure; and means shewed for the prevention thereof.
Hereafter follow the Laws in Holland, Flanders, and France, for the regulating their Bullion and Monie.
PLACART and ORDINANCE. Concerning the general cours and regulating of the Mints and Monies, as also concerning the Ex∣change and Exchangers, Refiners, Gold-smiths, and others in the Ʋnited Provinces, 1586.
PLACART and ORDINANCE, For Flanders, at Antwerp, the fourth of Octob. 1585.
That all these Acts are defective, and not effectual to the ends abovesaid, for the reasons following.
And for the now Act drawn and propounded to bee passed.
In an ORDINANCE and PLACART, For the general Regulating of the Mint, publish∣ed at Brussel, the 18 of Mar. 1633. is inserted.
In an ORDINANCE and PLACART, For the Regulating of the Mint; Published in Brussels the last daie of Maie, 1644. is inserted.
In a Declaration of the King of France, for the Regulating of the new price set upon the Light and Clipt Species of Monie: likewise for the observation of the prices of Gold and Silver emploied for the Gold-smith's work. It is also expresly forbidden to melt the Monie, and to transport them, or other Materials of Gold and Silver out of the said Kingdom. Printed at Paris 30 of October, 1640.
FOLIO 8, 9.
An Index of the principal matters conteined in these PROPOSITIONS.