Parliamentary Papers

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1812 - Great Britain
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Page 28 - That the shipping to be thus annually employed shall be wholly applied to the use of private traders, and shall neither be destined nor detained, for political or warlike services, in India, but sail from thence directly for the port of London, at fixed periods,- within the fair weather season.
Page 7 - ... in India results from the nature of the Indian people, their climate and their usages. The articles of first necessity their own country furnishes more abundantly and more cheaply than it is possible for Europe to supply them. The labour of the great body of the common people only enables them to subsist on rice, and to wear a slight covering of cotton cloth; they, therefore, can purchase none of the superfluities we offer them. The comparatively few in better...
Page 6 - ... capitals created in India should be transferred from that country to this, in a manner most beneficial for themselves and the kingdom at large, in place of being transferred through the medium of conveyance by foreigners, and thereby adding to the wealth, capital, and navigation of foreign countries. There is not a single circumstance in which this applies to the case of merchants in this country. It might be proved, if necessary, that the only effect of giving such an indulgence to the merchants...
Page 35 - British nation, are undivided and inseparable with relation to this important question. Every principle of justice and policy demands the extension of the utmost practicable facility to the British merchants in India, for the export from India to the port of London, of the largest possible proportion of the manufactures and produce of India, not required for the Company's investment. Such advantageous terms of freight and such other benefits should be opened to the British merchants in India as should...
Page 37 - The same mistaken policy has filled the ports of India with the ships of foreign nations ; has enabled those nations to rival the Company, both in Europe and in India, in many articles of its export and import trade ; has invited from Europe and America, adventurers of every description ; and, by the number and activity of these foreign agents, has menaced the foundations of your commercial and political interests throughout every part of Asia, and even within your own dominions.
Page 7 - ... scale also very limited, to be worked up by their own artisans for the few utensils they need, hardly any of our staple commodities find a vent among the Indians ; the other exports which Europe sends to India being chiefly consumed by the European population there, and some of the descendants of the early Portuguese settlers, all of whom, taken collectively, form but a small body, in view to any question of national commerce.
Page 24 - The contemptuous reports which they disseminate on their return, cannot fail to have a very unfavourable influence upon the minds of our Asiatic subjects, whose reverence for our character, which has hitherto contributed to maintain our supremacy in the East (a reverence in part inspired by what they have at a distance seen among a comparatively small society, mostly of the better ranks, in India) will be gradually changed for most degrading conceptions...
Page 36 - It would be equally unjust and impolitic to extend any facility to the trade of the British merchants in India, by sacrificing or hazarding the Company's rights and privileges ; by injuring its commercial interests ; by admitting an indiscriminate and unrestrained commercial intercourse between England and India ; or by departing from any of the fundamental principles of policy, which now govern the British establishments in India.
Page 3 - Company at home, acting in connexion with the public revenues under their administration abroad, they have mutually aided and administered to the wants of each other, and the result has been the fortunate achievement of those brilliant events, upon the success of which, depended the existence of the government, the territorial wealth, and the trade of India.
Page 24 - Considered therefore in a commercial, physical, moral, and political view, the apparent consequences of admitting these Indian sailors largely into our navigation, form a strong additional objection to the concession of the proposed privilege to any ships manned by them.

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