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PULTENEY, William.

The Case of the Sinking Fund, and the Right of the Publick Creditors to it considered at large.

With some Farther Observations on the National Debts, the Civil List, the Bank Contract, Votes of Credit, and Other Extraordinary Grants of Money. Being a Defence of an Enquiry into the conduct of our Domestic Affairs, and, A Full Reply to a late Pamphlet, intitled, Some Considerations concerning the Publick Funds, &c. In a Letter to the Author.

London: printed by H. Haines at R. Francklin's, 1735 Stock Code: 117472
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First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. William Pulteney, The Earl of Bath (1684-1764), published a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. Walpole then published his rebuttal in his pamphlet Some Considerations Concerning the Publick Funds. The present work is Pulteney's response to Walpole's own response, and a vindication of his original article. The work clearly shows the resentment that Pulteney felt towards Walpole, with the two men's enmity being a major influence on British politics in the period.

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Octavo (193 x 120 mm). Rebound in modern boards, printed paper label to front board, edges sprinkled red, pasted errata on p. 138, final advertisement leaf bound in backwards.

Condition

Outer pages slightly soiled, some blemishes to contents, a few pages lightly creased, p. 137 marked. A very good copy.

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