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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ... Total, js. 1,476,007
"Exports, .1,835,287, reduced to sterling, 1,310,919 59 Imports, .
1,4760,07, ditto, 1,054,290 15 8 The Exports exceed the Imports, by
j . 359,2280 currency, sterling, 256,628 10 1 It would appear
therefore, at first view, that Jamaica gained a clear ibalance of
359,280/. currency above; but against rhisfom, we may place the
following, set-offs. By money spent in Great Britain and Ireland,
by absentees, annuitants, and for education of youth, and by
lodgements, all which cannot he sterling, computed at less than JT
280,000 currency, rrsterling, DEGREES. 200,000 By annual payment or
gain of interest, at 5 /. per cent, . on money lent, the princi-'
palsuppafedabout DEGREESoojooo/. 49,000 35,000 js- 329,000 .235,000
Allowing this detail to be tolerably just, as I venture to imagine
it is, the balance account will stand thus: To clear balance gained
by trade with Great Britain J. . cum jT. t. d and Ireland, ---- J
30,280 = sterling, 21,62$ 10 I r] This is a modem article of
import, and of late much used in -cookery.. What an unpardonable
example of supineness and laziness among, the inhabitants who might
supply themselves with any quantity of it, and of a far Wter
quality, as the Spaniards f this island formerly used, who
-exported every year a great abundance of it, over and abore
satisfying their own consumption, *>bich was- not small, as they
had Do other succedaneum far butter. ltd ditto gained by foreign .
s. 4 trade, chiefly with South America, currency, 35.000 =
sterling, 25,000 o Q 65,280 46,628 10 1 Per contra. > By annual
balance of trade with North America, paid in money, or bills of
exchange on Great Britain, but chiefly the former, Ciirr. 63,450
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