Statement of Hon. Moorfield Storey, of Boston, Mass., Before the Committee on Insular Affairs, House of Representatives (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Statement of Hon. Moorfield Storey, of Boston, Mass., Before the Committee on Insular Affairs, House of Representatives During the first quarter of the nineteenth century there were in India five famines, costing perhaps lives; in the second quarter there were two, causing half as great a mortality; in the third quarter there were six, causing deaths; and in the last quar ter there were eighteen and it is estimated that people died of starvation. In said Sir William Hunter, there remain people who go through life on insufficient food. In 1901 an Indian publicist wrote: For nearly fifteen years there has been a continuous famine in India, owing to high prices. The average duration of life in England is about forty years; in India it is twenty-three. It is not lack of food, but of money to buy it. There has always been food enough in India. England spent in trying to subjugate the Boers, in one year, a great deal more money than enough to have fed every mouth in India during the same period of time, as we are told. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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