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A COLLECTION of DEBATES in Parliament, on the Act of Navigation, on the Trade between Great Britain and the United States of America; and the Intercourse between the latter and the British West-India Islands, on the Tortola Free Port Bill, &c. from 1783 to 1807, both inclusive; with Notes and an Appendix, containing a variety of important Documents illustrative of those interesting Subjects.

CONTENTS.

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REPORT of the Privy Council, dated 31 May, 1784, containing

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Proofs in support of second allegation - - - - - -
Ibid—contra - - - - - - - - - -
Proofs in support of third allegation - - - - - -
Ibid—contra - - - - - - - - - -
Proofs in support of fourth allegation - - - - - -
Ibid—contra - - - - - - - - - -
Further points suggested by the planters and merchants - -
Observations thereon - - - - - - - -
Account of flour and lumber imported at Kingston, from 12 Dec.

1783, to 17 March, 1784 - - - - - - - -

Account of total imports from North America into the British West-

India Islands, in 1771, 2, and 3 -

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Second regulation - -

Observations thereon -

Third regulation - -

Observations thereon -

Fourth regulation - -

Observations thereon

CONDUCT of the UNITED STATES

Prohibitions of ditto - - -

Tonnage duties of do. - - -

Duties on imports by do, giving a preference to the ships of the
United States and other nations over those of Great Britain -

Duties on imports by do, giving a preference to the produce and

manufactures of other nations over those of Great Britaia - - -

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Pages.

Proceedings of congress in April, 1787 - - - - 61

Comparison of exports from Great Britain to countries belonging to the

United States of America before and since the war - - - 63

Ditto—To the remaining British colonies in America, at same periods 64

• Ditto.—To the British West-India Islands, at same periods - - 65

Comparison of imports from countries belonging to United States into

Great Britain, before and since the war - - - - 67

Ditto.—Into the remaining British colonies in America, at same period —

Ditto.—Into the British West-India islands, at same period - - -

Observations thereon - - - - - - 68

Account of vessels employed between Great Britain and the United

States , - - - - - - - - '71

Observations thereon - - - - - - 73

Tables shewing the proportions of shipping so employed - - 74

Account of vessel” employed between Great Britain and the remaining

British colonies in America - - - - - '76

Between Great Britain and the British West-India islands - 77

Of vessels employed between the remaining British colonies in

North America and the United States - - - - '79

—— Between the British West-India islands and the United States - 80

Between the remaining British colonies in America and the

British West-India islands - - - - ... - - 82

Abstracts of preceding tables, &c. - - - - - 85

Recapitulation containing the increase and decrease under the before-
mentioned different branches of freight, and the increase and decrease
on the whole - - - - - - - -

Account of ships built in the United States in 1772, compared with

those building there in 1789 - - - - - 87

Account of vessels belonging to other European nations which entered

the ports of the United States in 1789, &c. - - - 89

Observations thereon - - - - - – 90

Account of the tonnage which entered the United States, between 1st

Oct. 1789, and 30th Sept. 1790, distinguishing each state, and the

American, from foreign vessels - - - - - 95

Convention of delegates at Philadelphia, 17 Sept. 1787, with their

proceedings, &c. - - - - - - - -

Table of duties on goods imported into the United States - - 104

Observations thereon - - - - - - 105

Opinion of the Privy Council on the preceding points submitted to
his Majesty - - - - - - - 11 O

TIRST, commerce - - - - - - - -

Second, navigation - - - - - - - -

First, the commerce of export from Great Britain to the United States - —-

Proposition thereon - - - - - - 1 14,

—, the commerce of import into Great Britain from the United States 115

Proposition thereon - - - - - - - 1 17
, the commerce carried on by the remaining British colonies, in

America, and the British West-India islands, with the United States 119

Proposition thereon - - - - - - - 12 l

Second, navigation - • * - - - - - 122

Observations thereon - - - - - - -

Disadvantages of British ships - - - - - --

National advantages to countervail ditto - - - - 124

Historical account of the rise and progress of British shippin - 126

Propositions made to the Privy Council to counteract the policy of

United States in depressing British shipping - - - 127

The opinions of the ship-owners of Great Britain thereon * - 130
Pages.

APPENDIX, (A) annexed to the last Report.

No. 1. Questions to the merchants of London, and to the merchants
and ship-owners of Bristol, Liverpool, and Glasgow,

SUPPLEMENT TO THE volumE CONTAINING MIS.

CELLANEOUS PAPERS, &c.

Pages.

No. 1. Letter from an officer of rank in the army to one of his ma-

jesty's secretaries of state, on the importance of Louisiana

to Great Britain, dated 21st May, 1794 - - - xxxiii

No. 2. Memorial, &c. respecting the seizure and sale of British
ships which were in the Spanish ports before the com-
mencement of the war of the French revolution, pre-

Resolution respecting the duty on the tonnage of ships - –
on the necessity of establishing a society of
ship-owners, in order to promote British shipping, and to
maintain the old maritime principles of Great Britain - *

appointing the first committee of ship-

owners for the port of London - - - -

directing an account to be taken of all ships

then on sale in the river Thames, and at the out perts, and
how much they had depreciated in value; and also to
prepare comparative statements of freights, outfit, &c. - —

Petition to parliament in June, 1802, on the depressed state

of British shipping, and against the Tonnage Duty Act,

and resolutions thereon - - - - - -

Letter from the ship-builders on the Thames, respecting
disputes with their men, and resolutions thereon - - ir
Vote of thanks to William Lushington, Esq. M. P. for his
attention to the shipping interest - - - - -

Letter from James Smith, Esq. master of the Trinity-house,

Scarbro', respecting a claim of the directors of Ramsgate

harbour, &c. - - - - - - - -

First report of committee of ship-owners of the port of

London of their proceedings—On the increased respon-

sibility of ship-owners by a recent construction given to

the Revenue Acts, and the bonds required in consequence

thereof, respecting the build of ships—On the duty

claimed by the directors of Ramsgate harbour for colliers

in ballast–On the Pilotage Acts—On the disputes between

the ship-builders and their men On Mediterranean

passes—And on the then declining state of British ship- -

ping, &c. - - - - - - - - - - Ixi

Resolution on petitions respecting the tonnage duty - Ixwr
Second report of the committee of ship-owners for the port
of London—On the decline of ship-building in the port
of London—On the increase of all articles of outfit, with
comparative statements—Letters from the ship-builders

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