Report of the Committee on the Commerce and Navigation of the United States

Report of the Committee on the Commerce and Navigation of the United States

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...and 1807, and while our foreign navigation is less than it was in 1807, the commerce of these colonies with Great Britain has advanced astonishingly. We have the returns only for the years 1806 and 1825, which are reduced to dollars, viz: Imports into Great Britain in 1806,1714,720; in 1825, 5,835,160. Exports to the colonies in 1806, 4338,034; in 1825, 9,983,213. Tonnage entering Great Britain from the colonies in 1806, 56,242; in 1825,469,098. The population of the province was, in 1806, 409,412; and in 1825, 873,453. The population of all New England, estimated according to the census taken in 1800, '10, and '10, was, in 1806, about 1,375,000; and in 1825, 1,750,000. New England increased, in 19 years, about 27 per cent.; the British provinces, in the same term, more than 113 per cent.! The exports of the colonies have been almost quadrupled in amount, and the imports augmented from four to ten millions, while our exports and imports of 1828 are about the same in amount as they were in 1807, when our foreign commerce was first interrupted! These extraordinary comparative results are readily explained, when we reflect that, from 1807 to the present time, our foreign trade has been embarrassed with restrictions, while these colonies have enjoyed an uninterrupted free trade with Great Britain from that to the present time. We may learn to appreciate the advantages of a reciprocal and free intercourse with ILurope, when we witness such results in the commerce of a country, comparatively so deficient in natural resources, so diminutive in population, and whose navigation is suspended by an unfriendly climate for four or five months in every year. The prosperity of these Colonies proves, not only that we have aided Great Britain in her plans...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982223
  • 9781236982223