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Excerpt from The History and Survey of London and Its Environs, Vol. 2 of 4: From the Earliest Period to the Present TimeThe Exchange built. - Sir Thomas Greshams Munificence. - Census of Foreigners. - First Lottery. - City Marshal appointed. -MoreExcerpt from The History and Survey of London and Its Environs, Vol. 2 of 4: From the Earliest Period to the Present TimeThe Exchange built. - Sir Thomas Greshams Munificence. - Census of Foreigners. - First Lottery. - City Marshal appointed. - Plague. - Trial by Battle. - The River Lea made Navigable. - The Citizens trained to Arms. - Combination of the Poulterers. - A Council appointed to assist the Lord Mayor. - High Price of Provisions. - Stage Plays regulated. - Alehouses suppressed. - Specimens of Ingenuity. - Lambs Conduit founded. - Earthquake. - Foreigners again numbered. - New Buildings prohibited. - Cheapside Cross defaced. - The Turkey Company incorporated. - Sumptuary Law relative to Apprentices. - London-bridge Water Works begun. - Origin of the Nomination of Sheriffs by the Lord Mayor. - Muster of Archers. - Armaments by the City. - School for Pick-pockets. - Ten Thousand Men raised in London. - The Spanish Plan of Invasion defeated by the London Merchants. - Thanksgiving. - Loan. - Price of Coals. - Dreadful Pestilence. - Sea and Land Armaments, at the Expense of the City. - Scarcity. - The City put under Martial Law. - Appointment of a Recorder. - One Thousand Citizens pressed. - Preparations against another Invasion. - Origin of the East India Company. - Five Fifteenths assessed on the Citizens. - Increase of Hawkers. - New Buildings again prohibited. - Naval Armament.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.