Consideration.. was published anonymously. Sometimes attributed to Sir Dudley North, it was attributed to Martin by McCulloch. The tract is one of the first to espouse wholeheartedly a free trade system, justified on grounds of the benefits to be derived from international specialisation.
The monopolistic chartered trading companies are attacked on the basis of this principle. His articles in the British Merchant are credited with causing the rejection of the commercial treaty with France at the Treaty of Utrecht. Lawyer and journalist, Spectator and British Merchant, 1713-1714.
Inspector-general imports exports, 1715.
- Considerations upon the East-India trade.
- The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press.