Hand-Book to the Cotton Cultivation in the Madras Presidency; Exhibiting the Principal Contents of the Various Public Records and Other Works Connected with the Subject in a Condensed and Classified Form. in Accordance with a Resolution

Hand-Book to the Cotton Cultivation in the Madras Presidency; Exhibiting the Principal Contents of the Various Public Records and Other Works Connected with the Subject in a Condensed and Classified Form. in Accordance with a Resolution

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...same quality as the 300 bales of gin cleaned, it must be borne in mind that gin cleaned Cotton has always sold higher than churka cleaned; first, because it looks better and is easier carded; and secondly, because it is more free from sand and other impurities, which add to the weight but detract from the value. Mr. Finnie's sample however is not a faithful one! The particles of trash have been separated by the hand, and consequently the sample is more valuable than the mass from which it was taken, and which could not be picked in the same manner excepting at a ruinous charge. As regards Mr. Finnie's statement, that if the Cotton could be sent to England via America, it would be mistaken for American Cotton; such a thing is impossible, as the English Brokers would have detected it at once from the shortness of the staple. Indeed the Native merchants at Coimbatore had valued the Tinnevelly at 39 and 40 rupees, or 78s. and 80s., per candy; whereas they would not value the American Cotton at all, as it had not obtained sufficient currency in the Indian markets for them to fix a valuation. Again, the fact that six bales of Indian grown American Cotton sold at Liverpool at Id. per lb. higher than a batch of first rate Indian Cotton, sufficiently established the superiority of the American. 199 Large shipment of Churkaed Cotton contrary to the orders of the Directors.--With regard to Mr. Finnie's request that he might be permitted to make large shipments of the churka--cleaned Tinnevelly Cotton, in order to encourage the production of the article, Dr. Wight explained CH that the dispatch from the Court of Directors ordering the 6000 bales, limited the investment to gin--cleaned Cotton. Subsequently however, during the discussion as to whether or no...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614739
  • 9781236614735