An Inquiry Into the State of the British West Indies, Issue 7

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C. and R. Baldwin, 1807 - 160 pages
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Page 143 - Orders of The House, examined the matters to them referred; and have agreed to the following REPORT : YOUR Committee...
Page 126 - England with a fleet that made her mistress of the seas, and which he did not think he should be able to equal in less than ten years : two such countries, by a proper understanding, might govern the world, but by their strifes might overturn it. He said, that if he had not felt the enmity of the British government on every occasion since the treaty of Amiens, there would have been nothing that he would not have done to prove his desire to conciliate ; participation in indemnities as well as an influence...
Page 127 - I told him that 1 had received letters from your lordship two days ago. He immediately said : And so you are determined to go to war?
Page 147 - The result of all their inquiries on this most important part of the subject has brought before their eyes one grand and primary evil from which all the others are easily to be deduced ; namely, the facility of intercourse between the hostile colonies and Europe under the American neutral flag, by means of which not only the whole of their produce is carried to a market, but at charges little exceeding those of peace, while the British planter is burdened with all the inconvenience, risk, and expense...
Page 96 - Rritannic majesty, did him the honour to address to him on the 26th of this month. His majesty, after having, from a desire of peace, listened to every proposition which could have rendered it durable, and of reciprocal advantage to the two contracting powers, and to their allies, will see with pain the rupture of a negotiation, to which his own disposition had led him to hope a more favourable conclusion.
Page xix - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.
Page 94 - I thought myself authorized, after the concessions he had just made, to refuse them time to consider how. much further they might go ? and whether I might not reasonably entertain hopes that, with a little time, the differences which appeared now to separate us might vanish ? — On receiving such a remonstrance, I thought it impossible not to agree to a renewal of the conference; and after some conversation, Thursday was fixed for the day of our meeting.
Page 127 - ... testified his friendship. Nothing, however, had been able to conquer the hatred of the British government, and, therefore, it was now come to the point, whether we should have peace or war. To preserve peace, the treaty of Amiens must be fulfilled; the? abuse in the public prints, if not totally suppressed, at least kept within bounds, and confined to the English papers ; and the protection so openly given to his bitterest enemies (alluding to Georges, and persons of that description,) must be...
Page 143 - ... attending the cultivation, have been increasing, till at length the depression of the market has become such, that the prices obtained for the last year's crop will not pay the expence of cultivation, except upon estates on a very great scale, making sugar of a very superior quality, or enjoying other extraordinary...
Page 143 - From their testimony it appears, that since the year 1799, there has taken place a progressive deterioration in the situation, of the planters, resulting from a progressive diminution of the price of sugar...

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