See also:English banker and economist, was
See also:born on the loth of
See also:March 1760 . In 1784 he became a member of the banking
See also:firm of Downie,
See also:Free &
See also:Thornton, with which he was associated till his
See also:death on the 16th of
See also:January 1815 . In 1783 he was elected member of parliament for
See also:Southwark, a
See also:constituency which he represented for the
See also:rest of his
See also:life . Although an indifferent
See also:speaker, he soon acquired a high reputation as an authority on
See also:financial matters . This reputation he confirmed by An Inquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Currency of England (1802), defending the legislature in suspending
See also:cash payments . He strongly supported the income tax on its
See also:original imposition in 1798, but was in favour of a graduated
See also:system, and indeed paid. his own income tax " on the scale of his ideal, not his legal
See also:debt." He was one of the founders of the Sierra Leone
See also:Company (see SIERRA LEONE) and its chairman until the colony was taken over by the English
See also:government .
SIR JAMES THORNHILL (1676-1734)
ROBERT THORNTON (1623-1678)
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