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The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land; Comprising a Description of That Colony During a Six Months' Residence (Paperback) Loot Price: R212 Discovery Miles 2 120
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The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land; Comprising a Description of That Colony During a Six Months' Residence (Paperback)

Augustus Prinsep

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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. 1833. Excerpt: ... counting bills--security is insisted on, and mortgages declined, lest land should be obtained instead of money. The quarter of the globe in which all these profits are to be safely made is so little known, that capital has not been drawn to it. As a certain sign of the attractiveness of this place, notwithstanding that Calcutta is now rousing all our wishes to return, we have almost come to a determination, that it will be preferable to come hither three or four years hence, with a little money, than to stay, and dare disease and death in Bengal; indeed, there are here so many advantages, that were any calamity to fall upon any of our hitherto lucky family, the sufferers might still have a chance of happiness, and plenty, by coming to Van Diemen's Land. I shall endeavour to take advantage of what I know concerning this place for this express object. Conceive what fifteen years' accumulation, at fifteen per cent., would add to our fortune. Were you a poor man, I could not recommend to you a better mode of creating a fortune for your children than on their birth, to send out 100/. or 200Z., to be invested here in building-land, sheep, cattle, bank-stoek, or whale fishery shares--but you are rich. Great communication with India will soon be brought about, to the benefit of the colony, and I am glad to have been one of its first visitors. I should not be much surprised if I pay this place another visit within two years; and if I do, I will make the most of it, so help me, dollars and rupees I have only to bring down a broken-winded done-up Arab, or two, and their prices, as colonial breeders, will pay my current expenses, whilst the little money I may have may all be laid out. In making such investments, the two great points to be observed are obviously the ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Augustus Prinsep
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-54082-9
Barcode: 9781151540829
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LSN: 1-151-54082-X

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