Secretary of State and Board of Trade : correspondence, reports and despatches, 1715-1739 : including coverage of disputes between the North American and West Indian colonies over the trade in sugar

Great Britain. Colonial Office

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  • Volume title from publisher's website (resource viewed on 7 Oct. 2015)
  • Volume reference no.: CO 5/4 Part 3.
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  • An act for the better securing and encouraging the trade of His Majesty's sugar colonies in America -- Answers to all the objections made to the bill for supporting the sugar colonies -- Arguments submitted on behalf of Pennsylvania in opposition to the requests made by Barbados, Antigua and St Christopher -- The case of the British northern colonies -- The case of the British sugar colonies -- Copy of representations from the General Assembly of the island of Barbados -- Copy of representations from the Leeward Islands and the Council and Assembly of Nevis on the decay of the sugar trade as a result of trade between the British North American colonies and the French islands -- Copy of representations from the Lieutenant Governor, Council and Assembly of Antigua -- Evidence of Captain Fayrer Hall before a committee of the House of Commons concerning the Sugar Colony Bill -- Listing for letters received by the Board of Trade, 1724-1735, numbered 1 to 84 -- Listing of representations of Commissioners for Trade and Plantations and of letters or representations made by them to the secretary of state, organised by colony, dealing with the condition of the British colonies in America, their trade and commerce, and any threat from the growth of French influence. Numbered 1 to 198 -- Papers concerning representations from the islands of Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts relating to trade between the British North American colonies and French and Dutch islands in the West Indies, discussions of the bill prohibiting the import of foreign sugar into any of the North American colonies, objections to clauses in the Sugar Bill, notes on previous legislation dating back to 1663, and accounts of sugar imports and exports, 1717-1730, with notes on responses from the North American colonies -- Petition of merchants, planters and traders in the British plantations in America to be heard by their council in vindication of their privileges to trade without being searched by the Spaniards
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