Talk:Charitable Corporation

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I have been gradually expanding this article over several weeks. At present, the first part is fairly finished, and the latter part largely untouched. I hope to finish this before too long. Peterkingiron (talk) 14:25, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

I have removed the following passage, which does not accord with the sources that I found, but it may be right:

In the end the Common Council of the City of London petitioned the Parliament of Great Britain in to dissolve this "dishonest concern", on the ground that the Charitable Corporation, by affording an easy method of raising money upon valuables:

  • Furnishes the thief and pickpocket with a better opportunity to sell their stolen goods.
  • Allows a man intending to become bankrupt buy goods on credit and dispose of them for ready money, defrauding his creditors.

--Peterkingiron (talk) 13:12, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

I think I saw these arguments in a contemporary pamphlet. They were definitely not in the petition. Peterkingiron (talk) 17:55, 26 November 2009 (UTC)