Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Select Committee of the House of Lords Appointed to Enquire Into the Present State of the Affairs of the East-India Company; And Into the Trade Between Great Britain, the East-Indies, and Volume 1

Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Select Committee of the House of Lords Appointed to Enquire Into the Present State of the Affairs of the East-India Company; And Into the Trade Between Great Britain, the East-Indies, and Volume 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...silk imported from China to Bengal?--No, not that I am aware of. 3400. Do you know the result of some experiments that were tried at Sincapore, for the improvement either of the manufacture of silk or the cultivation of the mulberry?--No, I never heard of them. 3401. Did the Italians, on their arrival in India, alter the mode of the cultivation of the mulberry?--1 believe not the least; I never understood that they did. It is entirely different from that of their own country; but I believe they did not alter it. 3402. Has there been an improvement of the manufacture of silk at the private establishments corresponding with that in the Company's factories?--I do not know. I never was in the private factory of any individual. 3403. How long were you employed in the superintendence of the salt manufactory?--I was nearly six years in the salt department. 3404. At what place were you stationed?--I was stationed for about ten months in the Twenty-four Pergunnah agency, though only three actually resident; then five years in the Tumlook agency. 3405. Have the goodness to state in what manner the salt was provided?--By advances to the Molungees, who are the people who manufacture the salt. 3406. Was the condition of those Molungees as good as that of any other labourers in the country?--Fully as good, and in many cases better. 3407. Are there any means of increasing the supply, without any considerable increase of cost?--If higher prices were given for salt, of course more could be produced; but I always understood there was as much produced as was required for the consumption of the country. For three or four years together, the government tried the experiment of giving an increased price, and having a larger quantity of salt made; that was about the...show more

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