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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 4

Its Benefits summed up

Its Benefits summed up.

An enlargement of the currency, by cheapening interest, will encourage the activity of labor. A general ability to earn freely will encourage life, by making it easier, and lessening its hardships. Its reasonable requirements will then be met with greater facility. The over-reaching and sharp contentions for mere existence will no longer be necessary. The hungry will be fed, and the naked clothed. Over-powering temptations to crime will be withdrawn. The dignity of manhood, through labor, will be asserted, and the able and willing, be relieved from the degradation of dependence. Humanity will be preserved from despair and ruin, to usefulness and honor, while integrity, which has been fast waning in the land, with the concentrations of wealth and poverty, will be promoted in private relations and public trusts, with the large and general growth of human happiness.

Then, banishing petty prejudice and narrow selfishness, by encouraging the utmost use of the wasted faculties, through wise monetary laws, let the clarion watchword of the nineteenth century be "the greatest good to the greatest number," and the marching hosts will repeat the cry, until at last disenthralled and redeemed humanity will fulfil the crowning glory of creation.

Charles M. Dupuy.

Philadelphia, 4102 Spruce Street.