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Essay on Paper Currency

Proposing a New Method for Fixing Its Value To the Author of the GENERAL MAGAZINE. It appears by the Resolutions of the Honourable the House of Commons of Great Britain, that it is their Opinion, that the Issuing Paper Currencies in the American Colonies hath been prejudicial to the Trade of Great Britain, by causing…

Rules and Proposals for a Club

Rules for a Club Formerly Established in Philadelphia Previous question, to be answer’d at every meeting. Have you read over these queries this morning, in order to consider what you might have to offer the Junto touching any one of them? viz. `1. Have you met with any thing in the author you last read,…

Doctrine to Be Preached

That there is one God Father of the Universe. That he is infinitely good, Powerful and wise. That he is omnipresent. That he ought to be worshipped, by Adoration Prayer and Thanksgiving both in publick and private. That he loves such of his Creatures as love and do good to others: and will reward them…

On the Providence of God in the Government of the World

When I consider my own Weakness, and the discerning Judgment of those who are to be my Audience, I cannot help blaming my self considerably, for this rash Undertaking of mine, it being a Thing I am altogether ill practis’d in and very much unqualified for; I am especially discouraged when I reflect that you…

A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency

Quid asper Utile Nummus habet; patriae, charisq; propinquis Quantum elargiri deceat. —— Pers. There is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the Knowledge of the true Interest of one’s Country; and perhaps there is no Kind of Learning more abstruse and intricate, more difficult to acquire in any Degree of…