Reports from Committees of the House of Commons; Repr. by Order of the House Volume 10

Reports from Committees of the House of Commons; Repr. by Order of the House Volume 10

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...of ships to be 140; of men 2,21-2; of pallengers from England, Ireland, and Jersey, 4,001; that he conceives to be the decrease of the trade from Great Britain and Ireland fince 1771." ' _ The explanation on this point will, I trust, be received acts perfectly satissactory, and shew the impofiibility of Mr. 'Newmasssbeing correct; during the four years of 1 7'7"1 'to 1774, the Trade and Fishery of Newfoundiand were supplied as usual with an immense quantity of bread, flour, rum, and imelasses, and a variety of other articles, from the continent of America, colonies at that time depefldent on Great Britain, and although I 'am obliged to depend upon my memory sbr the number of finall sloops and schooners which 'the Atnericans and others employed in this kind of traffic, yet I trust they are not over calculated, when I' cstimate 'them on an average at '150 sail annually: since the inde'pendence of America, they have of course become aliens, 'and 'cannot trade with Newsoundland but in a clandcstiue of the Fishery, they fitted, at a great expence, upwards of twenty sail of vessels, and as they were British subjects, and it was plain, that the business was founded in error, the Govemor for the time being was more than usually indul gent Ssisi-lffivffi-gent to them, which afterwards met with the appr obation of rrnasnsin 'TO NE(r)VFOUN1)LA'NDr 0 448 This appears to be a directsschargc against the conduct of "Ysssi His bsajestyk minisccrs; but although the catch on the the executivc Officers appointed to carry this law into exe l un-rz-tn ' =_, r-"whole was great dbdng that year, t it was 'not beneficial ruthe Adventurers; for more.Fi being caught than the. markets in Europe could consume, it was ultimately sold at half more

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  • Paperback | 876 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,533g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894944
  • 9781236894946