Brief Reflections relative to the Emigrant French Clergy
It ought also, to be remembered, that though the money now gathered will be paid into foreign hands, it is wholly among ourselves it will be expended; it is all and entirely our own by immediate circulation.
Yet--were it not--what is it but a refined species of usury? a hoard lodged beyond all reach of bankruptcy? a store for futurity? exempt from the numerous losses and disappointments of those who mistake the blessing of wealth to consist in its power of selfish appropriation?
Whoever bestows, whether promptly from impulse, or maturely from principle, will alike be con