23 A Proposal for an Act of Parliament, to pay off the Debt of the Nation, without taxing the Subject, by which the Number of landed Gentry, and substantial Farmers will be considerably increas'd, and no one Person will be the poorer, or contribute one Farthing to the Charge.

THE Debts contracted some Years past for the Service and Safety of the Nation, are grown so great, that under our present distress'd Condition by the want of Trade, the great Remittances to pay Absentees, Regiments serving Abroad, and many other Drains of Money, well enough known and felt; the Kingdom seems altogether unable to discharge them by the Common Methods of Payment: And either a Pole or