Document ReferencePw L 4/1-3
TitleLetter from William Barber, Liverpool, Lancashire, to Lord George Bentinck; 13 Jun. 1848
Date Of Creation13 June 1848
Extent6 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionEncloses a statement of the number of vessels that were loading at New Orleans for Liverpool in each month of the business season from 1842-1844; discusses the effects of doing away with the navigation laws; has been led to believe that American tonnage has not increased, but has serious doubts about this and states 'there is not the shadow of a doubt that we shall be beaten by the Yankees and driven from the seas'; points out that American vessels also already possess a large portion of the trade from Cuba and Brazil to Europe; advises that 'while we can hold the reins we should, for I fear it will not be long our province'.
Termtrade, maritime, U.S.A.
laws, Navigation Laws, proposed repeal of

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA38397Barber; William (fl 1848); Mr; adviser on trade laws and restrictionsfl 1848
NA1081Bentinck; W. George F. Cavendish- (1802-1848); Lord; Lord George Bentinck M.P.; son of 4th Duke of Portland1802-1848
Places
CodePlace name
PL2652/New Orleans/Louisiana/U.S.A.
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