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The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies -Volume 1, Page 260

The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies -Volume 1, Page 260

Author: Edwards, Bryan

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: 146.c.1-3

Item number: Page 260

Length: 26.5

Width: 19.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from volume two of Bryan Edwards' 'The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies.' Edwards describes the risks involved in purchasing a sugar plantation in Jamaica, using as an example an estate worth £30,000 that produces about 200 hogsheads of sugar. He details the capital necessary to purchase such an estate, the breakdown of land, buildings and stock, the number of slaves required, the taxes imposed on land and stock, and the quantity of work involved in raising the crop.

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