To the most Honorable the Earl of Oxford & Mortimer Lord High Treasu[re]r of Great Britain the memorial of Charles D'Avenant, L. L. D. Insp[ecto]r General of Exports & Imports relating to trade : August 20, 1713.
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British statesman. Robert Harley was born in London, England. He became a lawyer, and a Whig MP in 1689. In 1701 he was elected Speaker, and in 1704 became secretary of state. Shortly after, he became sympathetic to the Tories, and from 1708 worked to undermine the power of the Whigs. In 1710 Godolphin was dismissed, and Harley made Chancellor of the Exchequer, head of the government, and in 1711 Earl of Oxford and Lord High Treasurer. The principal act of his administra...
Charles Davenant was born in London in 1656. Educated at the grammar school, Cheam, Surrey and Balliol College, Oxford University, he became MP for St Ives, Cornwall, in 1685, and for Great Bedwin, 1690 and 1700. He was Commissioner of the Excise, 1678-1689, and Inspector General of Exports and Imports from 1705 until his death in Nov 1714. Davenant also wrote widely on politics and economics. Publications: Reflections upon the Constitution and Management of the Trade to...