The Report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Affairs of the East India Company Volume 2

The Report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Affairs of the East India Company Volume 2

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... leaving individual traders at the daily risk of the loss of all their property. 3069. But you are of opinion that either by the Crown or by the Company some attempt should be made to put the trade with the Chinese upon a different footing from that on which it now stands?--Certainly, by the Crown. 3070. And you think that would be practicable?--I have no doubt of it. 3071. And being effected, you are of opinion that it would be for the interest of this country that the monopoly of the China trade should be done away?--Certainly. W. S. DavidsoK, 3072. And that the trade under such circumstances could be conducted with Esq. more advantage to the country?--Certainly, it being taken for granted, however, J that when the English monopoly is done away, which should be subsequent to the 11 March 1830. negotiation, the Chinese Hong monopoly in its present mischievous operation should be stipulated to cease. 3073. How long is it since you left China?--I left China in the month of February 1822. 3074. You have spoken of the number of Chinese junks that were lost, by whom are the junks freighted?--By Chinese usually. 3075. What do those cargoes generally consist of?--Such articles as find a sale in Java and the neighbouring islands principally, I believe, for the use of the Chinese settlers in those parts, who are very numerous, teas, silks, nankeens, sugar-candy, and so forth.. 3076. What are the principal ports to which they resort?--Batavia is the very principal one; at Malacca, and Sincapore and Manilla, they are constantly seen; at Banca, at various ports in Borneo, and even, I believe, as distant as the Archipelago of Celebes and the Gulph of Carpentaria, on the north coast of New Holland. 3077. Can you form any estimate of the amount of trade...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503961
  • 9781236503961