Observations on the system by which estates have been and are still managed in Jamaica: and on the apprenticeship introduced by the recent abolition act

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Maclachlan and Stewart, 1836 - Business & Economics - 27 pages
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Page 14 - If they are left to themselves the little civilisation which they have acquired will disappear and they will sink into a state of barbarity. They will bask in the sun and be contented to live on yams and cocos with a piece of osnaburg or baize to cover their nakedness.
Page 23 - ... districts for the purpose of exchanging ground provisions for herrings, committing depredations, or receiving stolen goods. If these opportunities are allowed, the civilization of the peasantry will cease.
Page 22 - It may be expected, that many of the industrious among the apprentices who have saved a few pounds, will endeavour to purchase an acre or two of land...
Page 15 - The former seeks the appointment from a desire to retrieve his embarrassed circumstances...

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