Considerations Against Laying any New Duty upon Sugar; wherein is particularly shewn, That a New Imposition will be ruinous to the Sugar Colonies, insufficient for the Purposes intended, and greatly conducive to the Aggrandizement of France.
HEATH, C.A. ? (1744.)
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First edition. 8vo. Modern quarter leather with marbled paper boards (this fine), some light foxing and with a small marginal stain at the head of about half the pages. Free endpapers browned. Very good otherwise. (iv), iv, 30pp. J. Roberts, London.
This brief pamphlet begins by stressing the importance of the "Sugar Colonies" to the British economy, the advantages of which "will be put in great Danger of being ... transferred to France" if an additional duty was placed on sugar. For all its polemic, it provides some good detail on the industry, its planters, the number of ships employed, its effect on the slave trade in Africa and follow on to the American Colonies.
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