The Substance of the Reply of William Harrison Before the Select Committee of the House of Commons, on East India-Built Shipping on the Whole Case

The Substance of the Reply of William Harrison Before the Select Committee of the House of Commons, on East India-Built Shipping on the Whole Case

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...made upon the present number of men employed by a given quantity of building, without any consideration ot the question, that building is necessary to produce repairs; that if five ships were to he built in the year, thirty or forty would, probably, upon the number to be kept ip by such building, come to be repaired or refitted in the year. It would not be difficutt to show, it' it were worth the contest, that my learned frit mis' inference and calculation, as to employment of men, would be v holly defeated by contrasting the aggregate building' ofall sorts with the number of men admitted to be employed in the whole; but my present subject of observation is, that for the purpose of momentary triumph over us, all our averages as to the building in the latter periods are fallacious; and yet they The 119,415 buitt in thr twenty years for the navy would not, according to the cdicutiiti. n of CO men tn 1'.00 ions, which is adopted tor the purpose of shewing ihnt the Yi.auii.s builders aid not depend upon the building for India, add more than IV'O i r 400 nvn en an average. Contrast this with the account, pagr 400 ijf Mimtis, and it witt appear mher that the retaiiing has been much Bndeiiaied, or that no dependence can be ptaced upon tuch minute calculations. are without scruple immediately adopted, or at least the facts upon which the averages were made are adopted, for the purpose of contrasting navy building with India building, and shewing that we had no right to state that we depended upon India building. This observation, added to what I have before stated to the committee upon that abstract, will shew to the committee the manner in which this case is treated by our opponents. Sir, we are perfectly aware of the loss we may sustain by want...show more

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