Travels in Parts of South America; During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 & 1804 Containing a Description of the Captain-Generalship of Carraccas, with an

Travels in Parts of South America; During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 & 1804 Containing a Description of the Captain-Generalship of Carraccas, with an

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...out from Cadiz; but on their return they were obliged to put in at this last port, in order to pay the duties imposed on the colonial productions. From 1730 to 1748 this company exported directly to Spain 858,978 quintals of cocoa, which was a third more than had been sent durmg the thirty preceding years; besides, the cocoa sent in 1732 was sold at forty-five piastres in place of eighty, which was formerly its price. During the existence of the Guipuscoa company, the province of Venezuela became extremely flourishing, and a vast number of new villages-were built. This company freighted annually for Terra-Firma six ships, of at least three hundred tons burden: before its establishment the only article of commerce was cocoa; but in a short time they drew, for the exportation of leather and tobacco, no less a sum than 200,000 piastres. From 1735 to 1763 the culture of cocoa became prodigiously increased. At the first period they did not raise in the whole province above 65,000 quintals; but in 1763 they exported directly, To Spain, ...... 50,319 quintals. Vera-Cruz, 16,864 The Canaries, ..... 11,160 Saint Domingo, Porto-Rico, and the Havannah, .. 2,316 Local consumption, ... 30,000 Total 110,659 During the same period, the plains south of Carraccas, which are well calculated for the rearing of cattle/ were greatly increased in value. The duties drawn from this source, which were formerly inadequate to meet the expences of government, were henceforth fully sufficient for this purpose; by which means the king was relieved from sending; from Mexico, as he had done for the two preceding centuries, money to pay the judges and the military established in Venezuela and Cumana. In short, the province of Venezuela became mor.c: flourishing, and assumed an aishow more

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  • English
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  • 1236593782
  • 9781236593788