Report Volume 1, PT. 1

Report Volume 1, PT. 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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... in the first year of the Restoration, Parliament drew the line closer by enacting that from and after December 1, 1660, no goods should be imported into or exported from any of the British colonies in America except in vessels which belonged to Great Britain or to the said British colonies and of which the master and at least three-fourths of the mariners were English. Three years later a supplementary act required that after March 20, 1664, all goods destined for the English colonies in America must be laden and shipped in England, Wales, or Berwick upon Tweed, and in English vessels. This was followed by other restrictive acts, such as that which required the governors of colonies to report each year the number of ships laden out of the territory under their jurisdiction, and that of 1672 requiring that goods imported into England in colonial vessels must pay duty and that ships loading in any of His Majesty's plantations after September 1, 1673, must give bond to bring the cargo to England, Wales, or the town of Berwick upon Tweed. With the expansion of the navy and the merchant marine of Great Britain during the Commonwealth and the early years of the Restoration, came a demand for shipbuilding materials which the European sources of supply could meet only at an increased price. Furthermore, a reliance on foreign sources for the commodities most essential to naval supremacy was a direct invitation to disaster. The accession of William of Orange to the British throne in 1688, after the depressive reigns of Charles II and James II, marked the rise of a new national hope and ambition in England. In 1684, by direction of James II, the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony had been vacated on a writ of quo warranto. On October 7, 1691, William...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 553g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554663
  • 9781236554666