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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 71


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A large number of questions were then asked. In reply to these he said he did not know when this scheme would be adopted, but he thought it was coming nearer in Europe and America. He was not a prophet, but the cumulative evil was rushing on, and unless it was stopped "the deluge" must come. The landed men during the 18 years of which he had spoken would be gradually getting better employment than living on ground rent drawn from others. Single-taxers contemplated giving everyone the due re-ward for his industry.

A vote of thanks to Mr. Withy was unanimously passed, he, when a vote of confidence was proposed, saying he did not wish it as he did not consider the meeting exactly an election one.


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