General Advertiser, February 17, 1745 : Front Page

Publication: General Advertiser February 17, 1745

General Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 17, 1845, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. [ Numb. 3529; MONDAY, February 17, 1-745-6,-- Dealt February 15. ESfERDAY after Poft his Maje-fty's Ship the Defiance faiPd to the Weftward. Admiral Mayne ftruck his Flag laft Night. Remain his Majefty's Ships Pnncefe LouHa, and Ruby. Arrived a Swedkh Ship from the Northward. WindS.W. The Prince of Wales, Wakefield, from St. Kitts and Milfcrd, is arrived at Cowes. The Charming Nancy, Davifon, (ailed from Swanzey for Londoa the ift Inftant. Tte CASE of the Britijh Sugar Colonies, with regard t,o any farther Ducics on feSugar. OLONltfS muft always be confider'd as deferving Encoaragement in Proportion to the Advantage their (Mother Country receives from them. , It b w�U kjiown th^t our Sugar Plantations forniih Great-Britain with Sagar and other Con^odkies, which; fte did formerly and moft oth/rwifc buy of other Nations with ready Money. Ireland and our Northern Colonies and Fineries ht America,,depend in a great Meafureon a.'mutual,Trade and Corropo)�lence^^ and they are all clofcly united m Jfefcirft. Oar Sugar Colonies, if protected and preferv'd, muft always be dependant oh Great-Britain, and none of the Producb of tnofe Iflands, interfere with ^the Trade of their Molher Countryj tot on the contrary fome of thein are of the greateft ulejro l^he Ho^eM*nufaeu�-es. it has been urged that Sugar is %iuxnrio%s .Conunodity, aad thesefose ou^ttft beibrther Taxtf; bat when the Mature andUfefufoefe pf thatComxnodjty �^*rty-we5g^a and confider'd, it maxwell be imawin^d tb^t whflft we are mels, CrJkm, Bacon, /jwi^ i>�iwic^ T%tce^WPgS, rSoujF, Pick-te, Oil o� BllSptrjUB^^ Piftols, Gtnvl^wder, Drums^Tnanrtwrs a^ MedJ^teb,. Hiberfcfljetf -and T#e#WaMS4 ^>r^T Barthen^;^ Carpc^ and.rtihaa* ait Sorts of eftd in gieatMeafure oothe Trade of oar .Sugar, Iib^kJtfeeo>sbut ivalMie itJhould iim.wi&aAw�ra^ At kaftj that nothing Adttld Be^ done to its-Prejodke, which muft end in the further E>i�^geine^t tyer French, cmrgreatefr"Riv& in l%de� forTjilcouragement on one Hand will ^Jhways givp Advantages to tthe Competitor. ..���!'� . "P*, RoyalCJou^^|�||HSc. J^QMsgv m Matters of Ontoinerce, chjenV upp^dwlou^ma^^ they receiveftom their Ccutncil iif ^Bradei  wtidbis 'vtttir ch extraordinary and 'maft UntfkiaiEJhBltfbmitt^ Irfmt{ �Bsr ^Coolers, Wit of their Memorial to rne Royal Council in the Year ijo\, they have juftly rep>efented as follows, viz.-" High " Duties-hinder great Confiiinption, the dearer any Thing " is the moft fparing are People in ufing it; this is can^ "lrarytotbeDij%uofimprfif the Britiih Nation. And tnoieover, it *will pay nothing to the PubEck Revenue altho' of Foreign Growth and Manufacture. Our Planters are fo far from being Benefitted by the War from- tke prefeht Price of Sugar, vAat, without any Regard to the ihoit Crops; or finall Quantities of Sugar maue in our Hadtatibiis' from' o^Weatherand Hurricaues, 4te increased Ciiarges of lhrarance, Freight and Plantation Supplies and Taxes are fo fi%h fince the War, that the Planters do not clear fe moth at �8 s. ^er Hundred Weight in % Medium, as they did when' Sugars fold in Time of Peace at *8 s. pe� Hundred Weight m a Medium, which, �ff0ro5 bat a'veiyfinill Profit on the Planters Prope^ fix'd 4n that precarious Part?of the World. And *ad the Planters efcaped thefe Misfcrtones, and f tearful Crops had been made and imported into Europe, the Quantity of Sugi^r wotild, in ail Prebabifity, have brought down the Price to ft� * low an Ebb as to leave rjw Planters little or nothing after paying die high Duties to which they are now liable, together with thenecei&ry Charges in making it and bxingingit; to Market, which wasike Ca^ irpm^e Year 1730 to ^736* w|ien the Priceof Sugajrs were from 25 9. down tQ 17s. per Hundred Weight, my^^^^am mm JboAt^ooo HogAteads of. Sugar eixjpo^ed to feveral foreign forjiof Europe within that Term. Thefe low Prices and High Duties brought the fevereft Calamities on. many of the^ poorer Sort of Planters in fome of our Iflands, wnich cdm^t'ied them to quit their Habitations and to run away to other Countries. " � The �Hti& Sugar Pfenters pay.a large ftopwow of their Nett Profits rpr Taxes, evehat the Rate Sugar now ^dfeftt  wiiicbis the principah Caufe that the greaterPart Of thofe Phyters1 are (till indebtied to the Metchantsf of Gyeat'Britainr a^tdi&aMhey- have notincreas'dih aBee;uai Degree with the French in.this Branch.of Cqmmeice. ; 'VvfkmHSip6 an^itted-that t^ejpfifeiat Dutiei pafi on Importationifattf-Gtet-B^tam f heonthfePlahter as well as thofe paie inthe C^�ri�, Bxpence of tt^^r^h-bT^tl* Snga? >6an^;: thelCaiamH^ ,0f dry Weather, Hurricanes and Blalt, the Obligation offering feon o^ ^cBant^of ^Plaltlr^c^^ P^ge and Waftagey m^eicinrpoulble' to coln^aM or as'cntain the Quantity jn Proportion to the Vlfit of Duties, as In the lftel$ Bela^^fi {^foalties/ a�!d where the Qcijdititjf swbe enlarged orab^dat the Option of the Merchant, -When Jt k:feri6ihlv confidet^; that the Trade and: Intereft pf thejSugar Colonies are io interweven with, ^he' fnt^dft/aia^^W^l5e%WGrtat-llritaifa. That they have fxtitkfi&, W^''i^'iJii^kM''%Jiif^to ftrfig^e with, f lately e. � Vide, Cilcu/ation. -~T~yMei"A Supplmeat to Mcmn'n ijm&m{M the Traje Hewaoe* of thV�M� G*teofc�j� ibapritt.' On -fiixei^m Safir* 1 Who confider tneli4 Colonies are defervinjg of the utmoft Indigencies, which are granted accordingly, and are attended with the greateft Succefs. It is to be hoped that the Britiih Sugar Plantations may not be further burthen'd with new Duties or Impofitions in any Shape whatfoever -t but that they may be eas'd from the Burthen they now labour under, as foon as the Exigencies of the Government can difpeufe with it. A CAtCuiATlow Jbewimtbe Charges and'taxes on One Hundred Weight of Britim Sugar, beftre it is delivered to the Buyer in London, taking one Plantation with another in all the Britiih Sugar-Iflands. Per Hundred Weights ' In Time tf^Peace. Chargtti 1. Supplies of Ne-"J groes, Horfts, Cattle, Mules, Affes, and for Repairs, Protiftons, Cloths, Salaries, and other . Expences in the * t 2 Plantationr in a Medium, over and above the Produce of the Rum and Melaffes 2. Cafe or Package^ and Carriage out \ of the Plantation \ "* to the Ship 3 3. Infurance in a Me-) dium y 4. Freight in a Medium 5. Commifiion and) Pore Charges J Tax',. ^IntheFiitatiohs,*! equal j $ 7. Upo'i Importation 3 4. 2  3 1 8 6 8 6 Total Charges 13 3 Suppofethe Medium Price Deduft the Charges as above *S o 8 6 Remains to the Plan-' ter, inc Taxes Deduft Taxes as a-> . bove J 4 9 > the Plan- J Remains to the Planter, clear ix 9 Advanced Total in fitfcethWWar. War. 2 6 3 * 1 0 3  4 # t 5 0 4 6 8 0 0 5 � 7 12 9 21 3 * J a 8 0 6 3 4 14 O 27 3 38 0  2t t ^ 9 6 0 10 9 Thus it appears that 38s. r^H�tnd>ed Wefglifilnlaffli of War, is equal to 24 s. in time of Peace; and that the.. Planter pays:6s. out of every 16s. .9 d*for Taxes, which is 35 $ per Cent, or 7s. in the Pound,without any Deduction or Abatement,; And it aj^ojap^sars, that the Planter clears but 10s. 90V per Hundred Weight, at 38 s.jier Hundred, which is but a finall Profit,..uponjthe Coft of his-Landv BaMing*, Ne-gtoes, andUtenfils, fix*d hvn.Part of the. World, thatia iobje& to A) many QMtits;. anda/fnaUiiugar Plantatiom with theSuikluigs and Stock, wiUc^ft|roqt6 to 8000J. -.Sterling. '  - As the Expences in the Plantations (Article, No. 1 .)an4 the Plantation-Taxes (Article, No. 6.) are~much theiaxae m a.l^ortCrpjii as thiy are in a large Crop; '' J^b 4 >.JM * Yefi^dayamved the Mail^om HoUand. Gtnta, Jmmry 25. -<^

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Publication: General Advertiser

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: February 17, 1745

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