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HE origin of commerce is alonost coeval with that of society. When tribes had abandoned their wandering life, and fettled in fixed abodes, their new situation gave rise to new ideas and pursuits. They soon found, that the sources from which they had formerly derived their subsistence, the spontaneous fruits of the earth, and the flesh of wild animals killed in the chase, were insufficient to maintain them, when their mutubers were increased, and their situation nore confined. Hence they were obliged to have recourse to the breeding of tame cattle and to the culture of the earth. Property being estabiished and ascertained, men began to exchange one rude commodity for another.— While their wayts and their defires were confined within narrow bounds, they had no other idea of traffic but that of simple barter. The husbandman exchanged a part of his harvest for the cattle of the shepherd ; the hunter gave the prey which he had caught at the chase for the honey and the fruits which his neighbour had gathered in the woods. This commercial intercourse begins among the members of the same community. From the incluality and diversity with which the produćtions of nature are distributed in different countries, a more general correspondence was by degrees efiablished between distant tribes and nations.— No longer satisfied with the necessaries, they aspired to the conveniences, the accommoditions, and the luxuries of life. As the objects of commerce became varied and multiplied, they invented a common measure or standard of the value of commodities: after different experiments of this kind among different nations, the precious metals, from their rarity, their beauty, their permanency, and facility of transportation, were universally adopted as the symbols of property, and the representatives of all the produćtions that are formed by Nature, or fabricated by human industry. Commerte, thus introduced by the exchange of commodities between individuals, gradually diff.sed from city to city, and from kingdon to kingdom, till at last it comptehended and united the remotest regions of the earth and the inoff distant
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