Excerpt from A Dispassionate Remonstrance, &C The reduction of interest on that part of the national debt, which had been contracted by the government at the rate of four, to three per cent, was undoubtedly a matter of the greatest consequence to the nation. It had so manifest a tendency to the general benefit, that thing could be thought more patriotic. The very attempt of such an alteration, info large a part of the public property, wherein so many thousands were interested, ought to be considered as great and ble in itself. But it has happened, that what has been done towards the accomplishment of this great purpose, is in danger of falling short of the public expectation. This fact, so boldly asserted, is t the less true for having been little seen and adverted to. We doubt t to make this appear, in the following pages, to the judgment of every intelligent and impartial reader. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.