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Infpector-General's Account of the JAMAICA EXPORTS, between the 5th of January, 1787, and the 5th of January, 1788, with the Value in Sterling Money, according to the Prices then current at the London Market.
840,548 2 25 2,543,025
이 이 327,325 1,800
Cwt. qrs. lbs. Cwt. qrs. lbs.
3,553 2 15 82 3 15 18,140 5,783 4 918 O 95 0
Cacoa. Tobacco. Mahogany. Logwood.
Tons. Cwt. Tons.
Cwt. qrs. lbs.
3,706 3 27
4,816 2 15 82 3 15 18,140 5,878 4
Cotton Wool. Indigo.
616,444 6,295 3 9 1,906,467
6,701 147,2861.3s.4d 2,022,814 7 10
25,778 10 O 60,095 18 o 26,538 2 5
But it must be noted, that a confiderable part of the cotton, indigo, tobacco, mahogany, dye-woods, and mifcellaneous articles, included in the preceding account, is the produce of the foreign Weft-Indies imported into Jamaica, partly under the free-port law, and partly in small British veffels employed in a contraband traffic with the Spanish American territories, payment of which is made chiefly in British manufactures and negroes; and confiderable quantities of bullion, obtained by the fame means, are annually remitted to Great-Britain, of which no precife accounts can be procured.
The General Account of IMPORTS into Jamaica will stand nearly as follows, viz.
From Ireland, allowing a moiety of the whole import to the British Weft-Indies, confifting of manufactures and falted provifions to the amount of 350,000l.
From Africa, five thousand three hundred and fortyfive negroes,* at 40l. sterling each-(this is wholly a British trade, carried on in fhips from England) From the British Colonies in America, including about twenty thousand quintals of falted cod from Newfoundland
From the United States, Indian corn, wheat, flour, rice, lumber, staves, &c. imported in British fhips. From Madeira and Teneriffe, in fhips trading circuitoufly from Great-Britain, five hundred pipes of wine, exclufive of wines for re-exportation, at 30l. Sterling the pipe
758,932 5 4
175,000 0 •
15,000 0 0
1,282,732 5 4
* Being an average of the whole number imported and retained in the island for ten years, 1778 to 1787, as returned by the inspector-general.
From the foreign Weft-Indies, under the free-port law, &c. calculated on an average of three years *
* From returns of the infpector-general. The following are the particulars for the year 1787.
£. 1,282,732 5 4
150,000 0 0
£1,432,732 5 4
9,993 Planks. 655 lbs. 53,850 No.
A RETURN of the number of SUGAR PLANTATIONS in the island of JAMAICA, and the NEGRO SLAVES thereon, on the March, 1789, diftinguishing the feveral Parishes.
Do. St. David
Parish of St. Andrew
Do. St. George
County of Surry.
Do. St.Tho. in the Eaft
Do. St. Catharine
Total in the County of Middlefex 244 43,626
Parish of Trelawney
Do. St. Elizabeth
County of Cornwall.
Total in the County of Surry 159 27,337
Total in the County of Cornwall
Total in Jamaica
Total of Sugar]
BARBADOES, the most easterly of all the Caribbee islands, sub
ject to Great-Britain, and, according to the beft geographers, lying between 59° 50' and 62° 2' of weft longitude, and between 12° 56' and 13° 16′ of north latitude. Its extent is not certainly known; the most general opinion is, that it is twenty-five miles from north to fouth, and fifteen from east to west; but thefe menfurations are subject to so many difficulties and uncertainties, that it will perhaps convey a more adequate idea of this ifland to tell the reader, that in reality it does not contain above one hundred and seven thousand The climate is hot but not unwholesome, the heat being qualified by fea breezes; and a temperate regimen renders this ifland as safe to live in as any climate fouth of Great-Britain; and, according to the opinion of many, as even Great-Britain itself. This ifland has on its eat fide two streams that are called rivers, and in the middle is faid to have a bituminous fpring, which fends forth a liquor like tar, and ferves for the fame ufes as pitch or lamp oil. The ifland abounds in wells of good water, and has several refervoirs for rain water. Some parts of the foil are faid to be hollowed into caves, fome of them capable of containing three hundred people, Thefe are imagined to have been the lurking-places of runaway negroes, but may as probably be natural excavations. The woods that formerly grew upon the ifland have been all cut down, and the ground converted into fugar plantations. When those plantations were first formed, the foil was prodigiously fertile, but has fince been worn out, infomuch, that about the year 1730, the planters were obliged to raife cattle for the fake of their dung, by which means the profit of their plantations was reduced to lefs than a tenth of its usual value. Notwithstanding the fmallnefs of Barbadoes, its foil is different, being in fome places fandy and light, and others rich, and in others fpungy, but all of it is cultivated according to its proper nature, fo that the ifland prefents to the eye the most beautiful