The Navigation Laws of Great Britain, Historically and Practically Considered, with Reference to Commerce and National Defence

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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. 1849 Excerpt: ...will go on with all these other trades if you do the same thing with them; we are at present saved by the restrictions of the Navigation Laws and the colonial system. "As regards the Reciprocity Treaty with Russia, we have only had it for three or four years; and you will recollect that she never would have ...
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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. 1849 Excerpt: ...will go on with all these other trades if you do the same thing with them; we are at present saved by the restrictions of the Navigation Laws and the colonial system. "As regards the Reciprocity Treaty with Russia, we have only had it for three or four years; and you will recollect that she never would have had a ship at all, but she conquered Russian Finland to the head of the Gulf of Bothnia. No man in Russia can be let go out of the country unless a bond is given that he shall be returned; consequently they cannot have sailors to any great amount in Russia, but in Finland they can. If you turn to the ships that come from Russia you will find that they almost entirely belong to Russian Finland. The shipping with Russia has gone on increasing. The Archangel and Russian Finland ships have increased rapidly of late. The trade of Russia altogether has increased, and consequently the British trade has increased with that country. We have no Reciprocity Treaty with France. There are a few ships trading between this country and Bordeaux which bring a little brandy home and take out coal. Our Reciprocity Treaty with Holland is not of long duration. That trade, with the exception of coal ships, is mostly carried on by the steamers, and they are all British except one, the Batavier." John Palmer Younghusband, Esq., of the firm of Jones and Younghusband, Liverpool, a shipowner and insurance broker, stated:--"I have been a resident at Liverpool since I was a boy, constantly engaged in the shipping trade. I think the effect which the repeal of the Navigation Laws would have on the mercantile marine of this country would be very prejudicial to the shipowner and all connected with him. As a shipowner I cannot contend with the foreigner, who has a cheaper ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150789960
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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