Congressional Edition Volume 1785

Congressional Edition Volume 1785

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...the Emperor of Brazil will give us assistance, as he has to New York. Mr. Money. Would ships of less than 3,000 tons burden be profitable in that trade? Mr. Bussey. No, sir. Mr. Money. Can a ship of that tonnage cross the bar at New Orleans? Mr. Bussey. Yes, sir; 6,000 tons pass through the jetties all the time. We are loading vessels now of 6,000 tons. The Chairman. This co-operation of the Emperor of Brazil is not confined to any proportion; it might be a smaller or greater proportion! Mr. Bussey. It is not confined to a fixed sura. But, as he has given 8100,000 toward the New York line, it is fair to infer that he will do the same with New Orleans, and we have this statement from the press of Rio de Janeiro. The Chairman. Has there been any indication of the amount on the part of the minister here or the Emperor? Mr. Bussey. Yes, sir; I believe the Emperor proposed to give this line, if the United States gave liberally towards it, a hundred thousand dollars annually. They are anxious for this trade, although they are not half as much interested in it as we are, because we are paying them gold and they want to get here in order to receive our products in return. The Chairman. I would call again your attention to the point repeated by the Senator from Texas in regard to our advantage of proximity and the other incidentals over Great Britain, whether or not that is not sufficient to induce private enterprise to undertake this work and maintain the service against the subsidies of Great Britain. Mr. Bussey. One great disadvantage of private enterprise maintain ing these lines is the fact that the vessel must make regular trips whether she has a cargo and passengers to pay the expense or not, as the vessels will be obliged to make regular time, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492102
  • 9781236492104