Pamphlets on British Shipping. 1785-1861

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Página 1 - Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the several persons whose names are hereunto subscribed...
Página 50 - An Act to consolidate and amend the several Laws now in force with respect to Trade from and to Places within the Limits of the Charter of the East India Company, and to make further Provisions with respect to such Trade, and to amend an Act of the present Session of Parliament for the registering of Vessels, so far as it relates to Vessels registered in India...
Página 63 - Three or more of them, in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, be fit and proper for the Deposit and safe Custody of all such Goods, Wares and Merchandize, as well as for the Collection of all Duties payable...
Página 33 - ... be only heard on such grounds so stated ; and if it shall appear to the said committee, that such grounds are not specified with sufficient accuracy, the committee may direct that there be given in to the committee a more specific statement...
Página 30 - ... fixed machinery, and furnishing a commodity of no value but for consumption on the spot, the sellers are confined to the market by the nature of the trade ; and if the new comer has to seek immediate employment for large works, by taking custom from the established dealer, as there can be no great difference in the quality of what they sell, they must vie in lowness of price, and will probably be driven to underbid each other down to the point of ruin, because it is better to take...
Página 30 - Competition, in ordinary cases, adjusts the supply to the demand through the liberty which the sellers have to go out of the market as well as to come into it ; but in trades carried on by means of large capitals, vested in fixed machinery, and furnishing a commodity of no value but for consumption on the spot, the sellers are confined to the market by the nature of the trade...
Página 49 - An Act to regulate the trade between his majesty's possessions in America and the West Indies, and other parts of the world.
Página 88 - Islands, and declare the limits thereof, and appoint proper places within the same to be legal quays for the lading and unlading of goods, and declare the bounds and extent of any such quays...
Página 44 - I am convinced that the quantity and vicinity of iron in most ships, has an effect in attracting the needle ; for it is found by experience that the needle will not always point in the same direction, when placed in different parts of...
Página 57 - cases in which the deviations in a steamer have changed so much as two points in the first two days at sea, while afterwards the change has not been more than 3° in as many months," is from its amount and irregularity sufficient to embarrass the most careful navigator; it is certainly to be hoped that the cases on which the statement is based are exceptional, and arising from the injudicious selection of a position for the compass (probably from close proximity to some ponderous mass, especially...

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