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H I S T O R Y

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CHAP. IX.

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AVERAGE EXPORTS FROM THE FRENCH PART OF ST. DOMINGO, BEFORE THE REVOLUTION. Livres.

Clayed fugar Mufcovado Coffee Cotton Indigo Molaffes -

-

-

An inferior fort of rum, cal-7 led taffia J Raw hides Tanned ditto -

lbs. 58,642,214 lbs. 86,549,829 lbs. 71,663,187 lbs. 6,698,858 Hhds. 951,607 Hhds. 23,061

Hhds. -

2,600

— — — — — — -

N° 6,500 —N°7,900—

T h e total value at the ports of fhipping, in livres of St. Domingo, was -

41,049,549 34,619,931 71,663,187 12,397,716 8,564,463 2,767,320 312,000 3 5,2000 118,500

171,544,666

being equal to £. 4,765,129 fterling money of Great Britain. I F this ftatement be compared by the rule of proportion with the exports from Jamaica, the refult will be confiderably in fa­ vour of St. Domingo, i. e. it will be found that the planters of Jamaica receive fmaller returns from the labours of their negroes, in proportion to their numbers, than the planters of St. Domingo have received from theirs. For this difference various caufes have been affigned, and advantages allowed, and qualities afcribed to the French planters, which I venture to pronounce, on full enquiry, had no existence. T h e true caufe arofe, undoubtedly, from the fuperior fertility of the foil ; and, above all, from the prodigious benefit which refulted to the French planters from the fyftem

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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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