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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

A "Visitation of Providence," Etc.

A "Visitation of Providence," Etc.,

This is the very, thing I am trying to get at—the providence that sits in bank parlors—and I want to see God's good Providence, as of old, turn the money-changers out of His temple of justice and fair play, which shall no longer remain "a den of thieves." How just my contention is, let anyone refer to a paper read by Mr. Matthew Macfie, on the 14th November, 1888, before the Bankers' Institute in Melbourne, when he stated that the Bank of England adopted the policy of keeping its supply of the currency inadequate that the Bank might have occasion to demand a famine price for accommodation to its customers; that the Bank had been known to force its official minimum to 10 per cent., while French traders, at the very time, were only paying 3½ per cent. "It is time," Mr. Macfie said, '"to put an end to abuses whose maintenance for so long a period is alone due to