Observations on the Climate, Soil and Productions of British Guiana; And on the Advantages of Emigration To, and Colonizing the Interior Of, That Country

Observations on the Climate, Soil and Productions of British Guiana; And on the Advantages of Emigration To, and Colonizing the Interior Of, That Country : Together with Incidental Remarks on the Diseases, Their Treatment and Prevention,

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... than compensated by the cheapness of provisions and all the necessaries of life: it should be considered, that these ever regulate the price of labour in all countries, and it is often asserted that the low price of labour indicates an abundance of provisions. Many of the emigrants would doubtless prefer taking up their residence on the sugar estates of the coast; and those of sober habits might here render themselves highly useful, not only by their own labour, but more especially as affording examples of industry to the black people, who, for want of such examples, entertain an idea that field labour is degrading and inconsistent with freedom. This point I should consider as worthy of special attention, if it As to any protecting force, the same which now exists might, witha small addition, be thought advisable. But the great secret of defence for such a colony is, to maintain a good understanding with the natives, and to treat them as men. They are, in general, docile, tractable, and easily governed; and Europeans, indeed, have but too often taken undue advantage of their good nature. They would render every requisite assistance to the new settlers in clearing the lands, fishing, and 'hunting'. be intended to keep up or prolong the present cultivation of the colonies. This is a matter, I presume, now very generally understood and acknowledged; especially so, I am told, by Messrs. Rose, Croal, Bean, Dr. Bell, and many of the morcenliglitcned and liberal--lninded planters, merchants, and others, connected with the colonies. VVhy, moreover, should these people, because they disregard money, .be considered unworthy of wholesome instruction, or. of the lights of Revelation, which have never been oflered them except by the pious...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688499X
  • 9781236884992