The principle of the "commercial system" or "mercantile system" is, that wealth consists in money, or in gold and silver.
Of all the expedients of the mercantile system, accordingly, it is the one of which they are the fondest.
The history of the "Merchant Adventurers" was associated with the growth of the mercantile system for more than 300 years.
Such are the unfortunate effects of all the regulations of the mercantile system.
Under the mercantile system then in vogue, supplies and markets had now to be sought in England.
Monopoly of one kind or another, indeed, seems to be the sole engine of the mercantile system.
The real damage inflicted upon the Colonies by the mercantile system—one which its modern defenders are apt to forget—was moral.
And, though the negro is the loser, the white man is not often the gainer, from this false plantation and mercantile system.
They are so far, perhaps, more inconsistent than even the mercantile system.
The present splendour of the mercantile system owing to the discovery and colonization of America, 259.