A Report of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, Appointed for All Matters Relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, on the Commerce and Navigation Between His Majesty's Dominions, and the Territories Belonging to the United

A Report of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council, Appointed for All Matters Relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations, on the Commerce and Navigation Between His Majesty's Dominions, and the Territories Belonging to the United

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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. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ...Britain may find it for her interest, in her Negotiations with other Foreign Powers, to make the Duties on Goods imported from those Countries the fame, as on the like fort of Goods imported from the United States, either by reducing the Duties now payable on their Importation from other Foreign Countries, or by raising the Duties now payable on their Importation from the United States. It is not, however, the opinion of the Committee, that the present system should be disturbed, unless in cases, where it is evident that some alteration is necessary for the general Improvement of the Commerce of Great Britain. The The Commerce carried on with the United States, consisting for the most part of an exchange of British Manufactures for Naval Stores, and Raw Materials, is entitled to some favourable distinctions, (though not perhaps to the present extent), where such distinctions do not interfere with the attention, which Great Britain is bound to pay to other more essential Interests, or with the Justice which she owes to other Foreign Nations in alliance with her. It is proper also to observe, that this Commerce is carried on with British Capitals in a much greater degree, than the Commerce carried on with any other Foreign Country; and in all Commercial Matters, the Merchants of Great Britain continue still to have a close Connection with the Subjects of the United States; so that any great and sudden Change would be severely felt by those who, under the Faith of the System, adopted by the British Government since the Declaration of Independence, have engaged again in this Branch of Commerce, and embarked their property in it. Any Change, which may be made, mould be gradual: And there will be less Ground of Complaint, if it can be so contrived, ..show more

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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488415
  • 9781236488411