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‘ Very few persons perhaps could have managed to commit so many blunders in so few words. But every such industry is liable to grave fluctuations, and the most important–the provision industries–to the gravest and the suddenest.

Before we pass on to other aspects of the question, a word may be added with special reference to the very large gold imports of quite recent date (_i. It may be lessened; the bill-brokers may, and should, discourage as much as they can the deposit of money with them on demand, and encourage the deposit of it at distant fixed dates or long notice. I know, for example, a very conservative Brahmin family, small landowners in Eastern Bengal, where this is the case. This is the time when the exchanges make it most advantageous to get gold in this way, and when there is least likely to be a demand for sovereigns as a medium of exchange. He is further asked: ‘Do you guarantee the bills you discount, and what is your charge per cent?–No, we do not guarantee them; our charge is one-eighth per cent brokerage upon the bill discounted, but we make no charge to the lender of the money.

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