Title: A collection of tracts on several useful and interesting subjects, relating to publick affairs; Necessary to be considered, especially at this present Time. I. A proposal to prevent such dreadful conflagrations, as have lately happened in London, and other Cities and Towns in this Kingdom; some of the latter having been burnt down twice in Twenty Years Time; by which great Numbers of People have been ruined, and left miserable very long, if not irretrievably reduced to Poverty, and to the Loss of many Lives. And a Method offered for the speedy and effectual Relief of the Sufferers. II. Reasons for altering the Method of our Land-Carriage, and a Method proposed for repairing and keeping the Roads in good Order at all Times, and at an easy Charge, to the Benefit of Carriers and all People. III. A Scheme to prevent Robberies, Deer-Stealing, destroying Game, and pernicious Gaming. IV. A Scheme proposed for preserving Sailors from that inveterate Scurvy, which in long Voyages destroy many of them, and renders many of them useless and burdensome. V. A Method for the Preservation of our River and Pond Fisheries from the daily Destruction that is now made of them, shewing the Insufficiency of the Laws now in being to restrain that wicked Practice. VI. A proposal for increasing our national wealth, by a moderate Restraint and Limitation of Exportation of our Tin and Lead unwrought; and for encouraging the Exportation of it manufactured in all useful Forms and Fashions.
Date Published: 1748
Place Published: London
Publisher: printed for Thomas Trye, near Gray's-Inn-Gate, in Holbourn