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Mercator (Newspaper) - September 24, 1713, London, Middlesex C O From September to September The Oppofers of the Treaty dwell upon what Cavils they raife a the French Trade in Years pa hut backward to Examine it u to ft and for time to Afoolifli Qufftion ly one of How many Woollen Manufactures there had been carried into Dunkirk in thofe 218 Ships formerly mentioned when rhey know the Woollen Manufactures are prohibited in for want of the Treaty being made Another wild That the Scarcity of Corn in France only havens hy our obliging the French to take their Men away from the Plough to the are moved to addrefs the Parjiamerrt to make the Articles provifanalfy to be void agairt if the trade does not prove to our are afraid of an 1 Opoofcrs of the Treaty of Commerce wich France find ir that it For their purpofe ro look back TO the Trade as it has been in times rather tbarAo what it muft oi neccfiity or is probable For the time ro Belike rhey find more room to cavil and raife Doubts and Scruples about Rates and Prices of tlian they are like to do for the Trade is Some has been ihewn them of what this Trade is like to be by the Import of Britifh Ships at It cannot but be rememberd what a weigh ty Qucftion a cerrain PartyAuthor askd upon the of thar Lift of Ships nuny Aii Kere there earned into Dukirk f This is rhe way this Treaty has been oppofed from the beginning viz by AbfurJiry and Clamour Sure thefe Pcopleare in eft with the Nation all this Whar is it the MERC AT OR complains of Is it nor or rhe Articles not being made thar our Woollen Manufactures mighr have gone into Dunkirk rind elfcwhere as well as oher Goods But how flmuid Manufcturcs GO when they are Prohibited cuch the Oppofers of this Trade make ro go down with the deluded abuW People of mid then back ir with Railing and rude Another Deceiver infimntes That the Scarctry of Corn in France is not a thing that ever happens in lVive in rime of and chit the Want they fuller now or had fuffered not from but for want of Men to Till the we having fo rhem rhir rhcv were forced to take their People IIP ro Recruit their and want of Plough Men they It is nor thar the MERCATOK will trouble his wirh following thefe in their Shiftmgs that this is mentioned but ro give a Specimen of their way of and leave the World to judge by it of the reft which they may it y now time to look forward to what the Trade ns well is backward ro wlnt it How we are un Kinrily Ihur out from the Vent of our Manufactures in France and how our Wooll at home is fallen for want of lus been already fpoken of and the poor Clothiers are fennblc of it all over the Nation by a fad Yet even as it we are rold from good that ar Dunkirk and other parrs of large Quammcs of EnsMi Woollm have been run on Ihore there by private and that they fell for a Pric If the French Manufailures were fa good and fa and in fuch great 1 vrrv n A 1 Bur the Oppofers of Treaty hive a dourc AJ of usin this they all us the French uanc of our they know UC make the becaufc rill the Articles are made Effeclua rhc French cannor take This is Jike the reft of the ParryIxigick the Treaty of Commerce meets It would be nappy for Britain could fome Medi um be found out to fee what Length our Trade wiJ4 run when all rhe Prohibitions and high Duties ia France fhall b taken and the Trade left open as it is to be by the And could this be we fhould foon fee thefe Men would be aflamed of all the Affir mations they have that the French want none of our And here it is to DC that were it true which thefe Men fpend their Wits that the Bal lance of Trade was againft us in the Years they are now this would not prove the Cafe in rhe leaft their very attempting to ftare it For the Years 1685 or i ihews how unfairly they aftt and how they catch ac all clandefHne Methods to make rheir PartyCaufe look Ear becaufe feveral of the high Duties in France by winch the Import of our Manufactures there was Icflcned and were Jaid on before that time The Queflion then will whether the quantify of our Manufactures that hafl now go into IhalJ not be much greater than it was fince all thofe high Duties are to be taken off back to 1664 And as it has been already argued that thjBrQuantities of French Goods which ihall come here will be lefs becaufe Dearnefs lef fcns fo the Quantities of our Goods ing into will be more upon the taking off their becaufe Cheapnefs caufes Confemption VVhac the Oppofers can fay to remains to be What would the Oppofers of the Coinmerce have faid had it been left to the Experiment And MERCATOR wiihes it were fo in the Treaty and advifes them to addrefc the if they are not backward to fee the that the Treaty may be made Effectual provisionally for a certain fup pofe rluee that fo a Medium of the Trade may be not from what had been or be fuppo fcd to but as Experience ihall prove it to with this via That if at the end of three or lefs if they by a juft Medium of the rhc Imporrs from France fhould be found to over ballancc the Exports to all juft Allowances of being and the Trade fhould be found to our rhat then the Parliament of Britain might reaflume rhe former high Duties on French Goods and the French King do the like on our Groods ill r Then we frnud Icon fee where the Value or Tra e lay and no efpecially if PartyRage were JropJ out of the as God defend It ihoutt Uft for we fhould fee the Manufacturers of enrery part of GrcatBrirain Addrcfling and Petitioning to krep open the Trade to Fnnce for the fake of the vaft quantities of Englilh Woollen Manufactures which Le tliuher horn all
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