The Substance of the Speech of Joseph Hume; Delivered at an Adjourned General Court of the Proprietors of East India Stock, Held in the India House, on the 19th of January, 1813

The Substance of the Speech of Joseph Hume; Delivered at an Adjourned General Court of the Proprietors of East India Stock, Held in the India House, on the 19th of January, 1813

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...had been next to nothing. But, I was then informed that the profits from that trade had been from 1 to 40()_, O00l. a year; which during the nineteen years of the Charter, taking the Honourable Director's (Mr.Grant) own statement, would have been 3,800,000l. sterling in 19 years; certainly a considerable sum, and 'capable of affording very important aid. Differing entirely from the Honourable Director (Mr. Grant) on this subject, I shall afterwards endeavour to lay before this Court the data from which I have formed contrary conclusions, and it will then be able to judge between us. The Chairman and Deputy, in their letter of the 15th of January, declare, that the trade to India is of little consequence; and yet, in the General Court, they state that it is ofimportance as an item ofincome. I am, by subsequent explanation, inclined to think they meant that the importance of the trade is only to be allowed, in as far as it is a link between Great Britain and herlndian possessions; and, if the opening ' of the trade could, by possibility, break that chain, I should pause before I entertained the plan for one moment. The opening of the trade has been pronounced by the Court of Directors, in their letters of the 15th of April, and 30th of December, 18l2, to bring into view " ques" tions of thelast importance to the safety of " the British Empire in India, and of the P " British Constitution at home,"--" a so. " lemn subject for the country as well as the "-Company."-Viewing the opening of the trade as likely to be productive of increase of our exports and imports, as I have already stated, and being of opinion that 'there is little, if any, danger to be appre hended from...show more

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  • 9781236928993