│ Public. Unless the Bank of England lend, no stock will be bought. The present constitution of the Presidency Banks is to be explained, therefore, by their long and complicated history. 4d.
Mr. │ January 1. But the acceptance of a great liability during an augmenting alarm, though not as bad as an equal advance of cash, is the thing next worst. The great respectability of the directors, and the steady attention many of them have always given the business of the Bank, have kept it entirely free from anything dishonorable and discreditable. Is the £40,000,000, which I put forward as a safe maximum for the reserves, so far as the convertibility of the currency is concerned, still adequate when the possible magnitude of India’s adverse balance of indebtedness is our test of sufficiency? This problem is even less capable than the former of exact solution.
He shut up the ‘Exchequer,’ would pay no one, and so the ‘goldsmiths’ were ruined. In England the use of a cheque currency has grown so universal that the composition of the metallic coin has become a matter of secondary importance.