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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 5 Summary

Surrey, Aug. 15, 1714

The Clubb members uncover three men, two whom Bob recognizes as his nephews and Jack's sons, Jimmy and Danny Shaftoe. The property that Bolingbroke owns has been used to process phosphorous. The Clubb members also uncover a copy of a new King George guinea and a counterfeiting die. Sir Isaac has deliberately avoided the mint so that he cannot be blamed for such occurrences, which suggests that someone else has leaked information. Threader confesses that he is involved in the counterfeiting operation and a trap is set for Jack.

Book 8: Chapter 5 Analysis

Sir Isaac, Daniel and the men of the Clubb are confident that they can expose Bolingbroke and White as instigators of the counterfeiting operation. They think that both men want to gain wealth and power by lowering the value of the English guinea and affecting the English economy. The fact that...

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