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H I S T O R Y

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CHAP. IX.

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T H E quantity of land in cultivation throughout all the parifhes was 763,923 carreaux (e), equal to 2,289,480 Englifh acres, of which about two-thirds were fituated in the mountains ; and that the reader may have a ftate of the agriculture at one view, I Fhall fubjoin a fummary of the preceding accounts, from whence it will appear that the French colony contained, the be­ ginning of 1790, 431 plantations of clayed fugar, 362 - of m u f c o v a d o . Total

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793 plantations of fugar, 3,117 789 3,160 54 623

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- of coffee, - of cotton, - of indigo, - of cacao, or chocolate, fmaller fettlements, chiefly for raifing grain, yams, and other vegetable food.

8,536 eftablifhments of all kinds throughout the colony.

THE population in 1790, on a like fummary, appears to have been 30,831 whites of both fexes and all ages (exclufive (e) T h e carreau of land in St. Domingo is 100 yards fquare, of 3½French feet each; the fuperficies 122,500 feet. T h e Paris foot is divided into twelve inches, and each inch into twelve lines; wherefore, if we fuppofe each line to be divided into 310 parts, the Paris foot will be 1440 parts, the London 1350. Thefe proportions were fettled by the Royal Academy of.Sciences. The Jamaica acre contains 43,560 Englifh feet fuperficial meafure ; which being multiplied by 1,350, and the total divided by l,440, gives 40,837 ½, or one-third part of the French carreau.

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An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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