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BY CHARLES EARL STANHOPE, F.R.S.

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OBSERVATIONS

ON

MR. PIT T's PLA N.

$1. W H EN a Minister (however laudable his intentions may be) is at

V tempting to carry a Scheme into execution which is highly injurious to the Public, and which, in its consequences, may prove ruinous to the Nation, it is the duty of an honest and independent Citizen to deliver his opinion freely upon the subject.

MR. Pitt's Plan. $ 2. The Plan to which I allude, as it appears by the Bill which is now before the House of Commons, and which (having already passed the Committee) has been printed with the Amendments, is simply as follows, viz.

It is proposed by that Bill, that, at the end of every quarter of a year, ending the fifth day of January, the fifth day of April, the fifth day of July, and the tenth day of October in every year, there shall be issued or set apart, at his Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer, out of the furplusses, excesses, and overplus monies composing the Sinking Fund, a sum of two bundred and fifty thousand

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pounds;

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