A new and anomalous class of men gradually grew out of this trade.
To check these abuses, and to protect the fur trade from various irregularities practiced by these loose adventurers, an order was issued by the French government prohibiting all persons, on pain of death, from trading into the interior of the country without a license.
And it is to be noted, that the trade of merchandize, being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate; other contracts not so.
For he, for example, that took before ten or nine in the hundred, will sooner descend to eight in the hundred than give over his trade of usury, and go from certain gains, to gains of hazard.
From that time, the Hudson's Bay Company enjoyed a monopoly of the Indian trade from the coast of the Pacific to the Rocky Mountains, and for a considerable extent north and south.
It is difficult to do justice to the courage, fortitude, and perseverance of the pioneers of the fur trade, who conducted these early expeditions, and first broke their way through a wilderness where everything was calculated to deter and dismay them.
The native firms laid it down as a rule that they would decline to transact business with any house in the trade which refused to grant them their privilege.
Having got the money, how, in the present state of his trade, was the loan to be paid back?
And had he not "served his time" in the famous copper-ore trade
out of the Bristol Channel, the work of the staunchest ships afloat, and the school of staunch seamen?
As far as it would contribute to rendering regulations for the collection of the duties more simple and efficacious, so far it must serve to answer the purposes of making the same rate of duties more productive, and of putting it into the power of the government to increase the rate without prejudice to trade
It was the Sheriff's custom to dine various guilds of the trade
, from time to time, on Fair days, for he got a pretty profit out of the fees they paid him for the right to trade
in the market-place.
Let me tell you, for your own good, Pinocchio," said the Talking Cricket in his calm voice, "that those who follow that trade
always end up in the hospital or in prison.