A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. Translated from the French of the Abbé Raynal, by J. Justamond, ...

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T. Cadell, 1777
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Page 63 - This machine is provided with four pieces of tin fixed upon an axle, which is turned by a (lave with confiderable force ; and the wind that is made by the motion of thefe plates clears the coffee of all the pellicles that are mixed with it. It is afterwards put upon a table, where the broken berries, and any filth that may remain among them, are feparated by negroes, after which the coffee is fit for fale.
Page 30 - The incredible fruitfulnefs of its new lands, if properly managed, would enable it to furpafs every other nation, however they may have got the ftart of it; their labour of more than half a century, fpent in bringing their works to perfection, would end in this, that a rival, by taking up their method, would outftrip them, and in lefs than twenty years engrofs the whole of their profits.
Page 32 - IF any thing could fupply the want of an open trade, and atone for the grievances occafioned by this monopoly at Cuba, it would be the advantage...
Page 22 - ... clothes of their neighbours the French in return for their cattle, and the money fent to them for the maintenance of two hundred foldiers, the prieib, and the government.
Page 497 - Rivieres at oa- the diftance of twenty-five leagues from the capital and higher up, became a fecond mart. In procefs of time all the fur trade centered in Montreal. The fkins were brought thither on canoes made of the bark of trees in the month of June. The number of Indians who reforted to that place increafed, as the fame of the French fpread further. The account of the reception they had met with, the fight of the things they had received in exchange for their goods, every thing contributed to...
Page 18 - ... with the inhabitants of the country, whom they obliged to dig it out of the bowels of the earth ; and the fource of it was entirely dried up, when the neighbouring iflands no longer fupplied the lofs of thofe wretched victims to the avarice of the conqueror.
Page 339 - ... was fuffered to grow more than four feet high, the crop would not be the greater, nor the fruit fo eafily gathered. The fame method is purfued for three years ; for fo long the fhrub may continue, if it cannot conveniently be renewed oftener with the profpeft of an advantage that will compenfate the trouble.
Page 32 - Spanifli veflels that fail to the new world ; this practice commenced almoft with the colony itfelf. Ponce de Leon having made an attempt upon Florida in 1512, became acquainted with the new canal of Bahama; it was immediately...
Page 154 - The woods with which it is covered, continually attract the clouds, which occasion noxious damps, and contribute to make it horrid and inaccessible, while the two others are in most parts cultivated. From these mountains, but chiefly from the first, issue many springs that water the island.
Page 182 - ... falubrious water. Such is that part of the ifland properly called Guadalupe. That which is commonly called Grand Terre, has not been fo much favoured by nature. It is, indeed, lefs rugged ; but it wants fprings and rivers. The foil is not fo fertile, or the climate fo wholefome or fo pleafant. No European...

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