An Example of Communal Currency

The facts about the Guernsey Market House

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,407 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Category: HC
Downloads: 2,858
Added to site: 2010.08.03
mnybks.net#: 28621
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Business
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the system adopted by the States of Guernsey for over twenty years; but this little treatise will probably be of most use if it is confined to a mere narration of facts. Incidentally, however, it will be seen that some of the queries which led to the research have been answered. From the nature of the case this narration will consist largely of quotations. It must inevitably fail to convey to the reader the thrilling interest aroused as the story, exceeding all the romance of the enthusiasts, led its slow but fascinating course through many volumes, and the quaint old French documents gave up their secrets in the modern well-equipped Record Office.

CHAPTER I

CONSTITUTION OF GUERNSEY.

Guernsey is the second in size of the four Channel Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, which one used to repeat with such gusto in one's schoolboy days. The Channel Isles are the last remnant of our French possessions. Or rather, as the Islanders might claim

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