Professional and Industrial History of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Vol. 2 of 3 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Professional and Industrial History of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Vol. 2 of 3 Three or four years ago we chanced to see a learned and elaborate work, Bruxelles a Travers les Ages, in which the history of Brussells was traced and illustrated from the Silurian epoch, through all the geologic periods, to the time when mammals and then man appeared upon the scene, and so on to the present day. In writing of the trade and commerce of Boston, or of Suffolk county, we do not propose to go back to prehistoric times; although, for our narration to be exhaustive, it might well include some account of the fishes of the tertiary period. For the commerce of these shores' had the fisheries as its basis, long before the arrival of vvinthrop's ﬂeet at Salem, or of the Mayﬂozwr at Plymouth. The settlement of Massachusetts, says Sabine, is to be traced directly to the fisheries. A Boston newspaper writer in 17 9 gave this judgment: The Newfoundland fishery is a source of wealth as valuable to us, as the hills of Potosi to the Spaniards; another writer in a Boston newspaper, soon after the peace of 1783, in a series of arti cles on American commerce, said that the mackerel fishery was of more value to Massachusetts than would be the pearl fisheries of Cey lon; and a writer in the [von/z American lx'c'irz'mcr in 1854 expressed a similar opinion: The Banks of Newfoundland are, have been, and ever will be, worth as much to the commercial world as the valley of the Sacramento, or the auriferous quartz ridges of the Sierra Nevada. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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