American Encroachments on British Rights; or, Observations on the Importance of the British North American Colonies and on the Late Treaties With
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...provinces, of encouragement to their settlement, and to their commercial and maritime concerns, and cons-, E sequently become important to the interests of the British empire. It is ascertained that in the year 1791, the plaister trade had not. commenced at Passamaquoddy; even so lately as in the year 1794, only about 100 tons of this article were imported from the upper parts of the Bay of Fundy to Campo-Bello; in the year 1795 about 250 tons: from that time to this it has been gradually increasing, and the average is now, from the best information that can be had upon the subject, very little, if at all, short of 14,000 tons per annum. It appears from the testimony of the clerk of the British custom-house at Passamaquoddy, "that during the present "year there have been imported into Passamaquoddy from "Nova-Scotia, about 10,000 tons in fifty vessels by com"putation from the custom-house books in his possession," and we know that there was a considerable suspension of this trade in the course of the summer, occasioned by a fear of impressment from his majesty's sloop of war, the Busy, which was for some time stationary there. From a correct account kept in the year 1802, it appears that from the 20th of March, to the 20th of December in that year, there were 13,155 tons thus imported, and that there were several other vessels so importing it in that year not included in that account; from whence there is good reason to believe that the annual average does not fall much short of 14,000 tons." "v A respectable witness on the part of the claimant, states, "that he thinks the great demand has been the cause why "the plaisttr is not now landed at Campo-Bello, as the "British vessels have now the...