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Prices of the Quarter of nine Bushels of the beft or highest priced Wheat at Windfor Market, on Lady-Day and Michaelmas, from 1595 to 1764, both inclufive; the Price of each Year being the Medium between the higheft Prices of thofe Two Market-days.
Wheat per Quarter. £. s. d.
Broughtover,79 14 10
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OF THE NATURE, ACCUMULATION, AND EMPLOY-
N that rude ftate of fociety in which there is Introduct. no divifion of labour, in which exchanges are feldom made, and in which every man provides every thing for himself, it is not neceffary that any ftock fhould be accumulated or ftored up beforehand, in order to carry on the business of the fociety. Every man endeavours to fupply by his own industry his own occafional wants as they occur. When he is hungry, he goes to the forest to hunt; when his coat is worn out, he clothes himself with the skin of the firft large animal he kills; and when his hut begins to go to ruin, he repairs it, as well as he can, with the trees and the turf that are nearest it.
But when the divifion of labour has once been thoroughly introduced, the produce of a man's own labour can fupply but a very small part of his occafional wants. The far greater part of them are supplied by the produce of other men's labour, which he purchafes with the produce, or, what is the fame thing, with the price of the produce of his own. But this purchase