Emigration from India; The Export of Coolies, and Other Labourers, to Mauritius

Emigration from India; The Export of Coolies, and Other Labourers, to Mauritius

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...gross abuses which had formerly been found to prevail. He thought it would be necessary, in the first place, to take care that the agents to be appointed in India, should be so appointed by the governor-general of India, -or by some other person holding superior authority in India, who (from their position) would not allow any of those abuses which had been complained of to take place again. In the next place, he held it to be absolutely necessary to maintain the principle of the order in council with respect to the colonies, namely--that when those persons arrived in the Mauritius they should be free to make such contracts as they should think fit for their own benefit, for periods of one year and no longer. He thoughtfthat there should be certain provisions made for the introduction of females as well as for the men, with a view to prevent the recurrence of those frightful scenes which lead occurred, but which, he hoped, would not again take place in any future emigration. With restrictions of this kind, backed as they would be by orders in council, by instructions to the governor of Mauritius, by instructions from the Board of Control, and to the governor-general of India, he thought this emigration might be allowed. The clauses were very general, but he thought that the papers which were on the table were suflicient to show that when these restrictions were placed in the hands of those who would be appointed by the English authorities, they would be duly carried into effect. He thou ht that they might safely rely upon the conduct of those persons in w om it was intended to place the power of appointment. He thought there was a great difference between allowing Hindoos from India to emigrate to the Mauritius and allowing them to migrate..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842138
  • 9781236842138