The Report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Affairs of the East India Company Volume 5

The Report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Affairs of the East India Company Volume 5

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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: ...or decreased their orders of late?--When I first commenced the business in 1819, the Company shipped 7,000 pieces, which is 14,000 ends; they used to buy them at that period in whole cloths, now they buy them in ends; they have increased their purchase of Spanish striped cloths to 24,000 ends; they first increased about the year 1824 to 10,000 pieces, and since that period they have increased to 12,000 pieces. There was also an increase of the supers at that period; there were 2,000 pieces of supers contracted for; there are now 3,000 contracted for, which go to China. 4861. All those articles have been supplied from Gloucestershire?--The greater part of those articles were supplied from Gloucestershire; some few from the Yorkshire manufactories, but very few. 4862. Has not this increase of the Company's exports been very beneficial to the labouring classes and the manufacturers?--I can only speak as to my own district Had it not been for the Company's trade last winter, I am perfectly satisfied that some hundreds of our people must have starved, for the poor's rate would not have supported them at all. I am speaking of the parish of Bisley. 4863. Have you found the Company arbitrary in their dealings with you?--I have had no reason to complain of the Company; I find them just in their dealings; and I am satisfied that if we had not the restrictions in the circulars we have, the Company would be very much imposed upon. 4864. What restrictions do you mean?--I mean with respect to weight and length. 4865. You have stated that the ultimate disposition of the Company's rejected broadcloths was for the American market?--It was some few years ago, about 15 years ago, there was a demand for this description of cloths for pelisses; they were bought up more

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