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MDCCCXXVI.

THEVEW YORK PULBRARY

66 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN POUNDATIONS

1897.

Mills, Jowett and Milis, (iate Eepsley.) Bolt Court.

THE ORIENTAL HERALD.

No. 28.-APRIL 1826.—Vol. 9.

ON THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE SILK-TRADE

IN ENGLAND.

It is not merely the temporary interest excited by the late discusa sions in Parliament, or the distress of the silk manufacturers generally throughout the country, which induces us to take up this topic. Independently of these considerations, which are of themselves sufficient to give it an additional importance in the estimation of the British public, the connexion of the subject with the silk-trade of India, brings it strictly within the province of our labours, and gives it a more especial claim on our attention.

Those who have the good fortune to be acquainted with M. Moreau's celebrated work on British Trade, or his subsequent publication on the Trade and Finances of our Indian Empire, will be at no loss to estimate the character of his still more recent and interesting production on the Silk-Trade of this country. It is distinguished by the same profound research into the most authentic records, the same indefatigable industry in compiling and digesting the multifarious

1 Rise and Progress of the Silk Trade in England, from the earliest Period to the present Time, (February 1826 ;) founded on Official Documents. Illustrated by copious Tables, constructed on a new plan, and exhibiting, since 1701, a collected view of the quantities of the Raw Silk of Bengal, China, and Persia, Italy and Turkey; and of Thrown Silk imported into, and reexported from, Great Britain; and the quantities remaining for the use of the Manufacturer, the Price of each Species of Silk, the Rates and the Amount of Duty; and also the Quantity, the official and real Value of British Manu. factured Silk Goods exported to Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and each Kingdom, State, or Colony, depending on the same ; each Table having a Summary Recapitulation of several Periods of Five Years each, showing the true Increase or Decrease of the Silk Trade; concluding, Ist, with the Report relative to the Silk Trade presented the 8th June 1821, to the House of Lords, by a Select Committee, with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the said Coinmittee, the 4th, 7th, 14th, and 16th May 1821 ; and 2dly, by several authentic Accounts connected with the Silk Trade, &c. &c. The whole carefully compiled, digested, and arranged, (the antient part from the most authentic original Records, printed and manuscript, and the modern part from the Records of Parliament, the Board of Trade, the East India Company, the Accounts of the Custom House, and the ablest Writers, Foreign and British). By César Moreau, French Vice Consul in London, Member of the Royal Institution, &c. &c. &c. London, 1826. Oriental Herald, Vol. 9.

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