“The Armenians are polite and possess common sense and honesty. They apply these qualities in trade, which is their main business.
Not only are Armenians masters in trade in Asia, but they have a share in the most significant cities in Europe. It is very common to see an Armenian in such European countries as the Netherlands, Italy, and England. They also have possessions in the Philippines, Thailand, and other areas of the east.”
Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. London 1751