Matthew Decker

Dirck Decker, father of Sir Matthew, with the [[Grote Kerk, Haarlem Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Baronet (1679 – 18 March 1749) (Dutch: ''Mattijs Decker'') of Richmond Green in Surrey, was a Dutch-born English merchant and economist who served as a Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle in Shropshire from 1719 to 1722. He was a governor of the South Sea Company from 1711 to 1712, and a Director of the East India Company from 1713 to 1743. His published works which show him as ''"such a strong supporter of the doctrine of free trade as to rank as one of the most important forerunners of Adam Smith"'', proposed amongst other measures, to abolish customs duties and replace them with a tax upon houses, to abolish the duty on tea replacing it with a licence duty on households wishing to consume it, and to repeal import duties and bounties in general. At his house in Richmond he amassed a large collection of art, including many Dutch paintings, which later formed the core of the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, founded by his grandson. He was a pioneer in the growing of exotic fruits in England, including pineapple and lemon, in his heated greenhouses at Richmond. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1743
sold by John Palairet, at the Duke's Arms, almost facing Catherine-Street, in the Strand; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; H. Chapelle, in Grosvenor-Street; J. Joliffe in St. James's-Street: Mrs. Dodd, near Essex-Street, in the Strand, and other pamphlet shops

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1744
printed for R. Amey in the Court of Requests, Westminster, and at Charing-Cross; J. Jolliffe in St. James's-Street; and sold by M. Cooper in Pater-Noster Row

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1744
sold by John Palairet, at the Duke's Arms, almost facing Catherine-Street, in the Strand; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; H. Chappelle, in Grosvenor-Street; J. Joliffe, in St. James-Street: Mrs. Dodd, near Essex Street, in the Strand, and at all other pamphlet shops

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1743
printed for John Palairet, at the Duke's Arms in the Strand

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1756
printed for W. Johnston, at the Golden-Ball, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and P. Davey and B. Law, at the Bible and Ball, in Ave-Mary-Lane

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1744
printed for John Brotherton at the Bible in Cornhill

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1787
printed for J. Debrett, Piccadilly; J. Sewell, Cornhill; and R. Walker, Paternoster-Row

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1744
Sold by John Palairet, at the Duke's Arms, almost facing Catherine-Street, in the Strand; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; Mrs. Nutt, under the Royal-Exchange; M. Hett, in the Poultry; R. Amey, at Charing-Cross; J. Jolliffe, in St. James's Street; Mrs. Dodd, near Essex-Street, in the Strand, and at all other Pamphlet-Shops

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1750
printed for John Brotherton at the Bible in Cornhill

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1744
printed by John Palairet, at the Duke's Arms, almost facing Catherine-Street, in the Strand; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; Mrs. Nutt, under the Royal-Exchange; [R]. Hett, in the Poultry; R. Amey, at Charing-Cross; [J]. Jolliffe, in St. James's-Street; Mrs. Dodd, near Essex-Street, in the Strand, and at all other pamphlet-shops

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1750
Printed for J. Brotherton

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by Decker, Matthew
Published 1744
Printed for J. Brotherton