A Permanent and Effectual Remedy Suggested for the Evils Under which the British West Indies Now Labour: In a Letter from a West India Merchant to a West India Planter, Issue 6

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J.M. Richardson, 1808 - Great Britain - 48 pages

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Page 8 - ... suggested in a letter from a West Indian merchant. We perfectly agree with him in his general assumption that ' the growth of sugar in the British West Indies must be confined to the home consumption of Great Britain and Ireland, and that in the present state of affairs, while the British planter is not allowed to contend upon equal terms with the foreign colonist in the European market, it is the only remedy which can be applied to the evil he has so long laboured under.
Page 43 - I feel assured that no planter who has seen that book will here disagree with me in opinion ; and those who acquire it, after this recommendation, will probably do as I have done, and provide every estate with which they are connected with a copy of it, and urge the strictest attention to its precepts on their managers and overseers.
Page 6 - America is allowed, without interruption, to transport the produce of the en jnies colonies to Europe, all combine to place the British West Indies in so new and peculiar a situation, that it is of importance to examine, whether these circumstances must not necessarily produce, in the course of a few years, such an alteration in the system...
Page 4 - It is now nearly a twelvemonth since the rapid decay of the British West Indies has been pressed upon the observation of the government of this country, under two successive administrations.
Page 46 - ... of their capital. Should any of my readers not be satisfied with these explanations, and with the strong testimonies I have cited as to the general case of the planters, and the loss of commercial capital in their hands, let them read the Report of a Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to consider the Commercial State of the West India Colonies, printed by order of the House 24th July 1807, and' ^ill doubts I am sure will be removed.
Page 3 - India body for relief under the calamities which have so nearly overwhelmed them, whether there were no means within our own power capable of being applied, and...
Page 43 - I have the honour to be, Dear Sir, with great regard, Your very obedient servant, &c.

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