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their recommendations, in the hope that it may privations to which they will be exposed. At have the effect of restraining the operation of this moment, the greatest part of the manu. those associations to the objects which they have facturing labour of the kingdom may be said to above described. In doing this, however, they be under the dominion of the committees of the are most desirous that their impression of the respective associations, which are themselves importance of imposing such a restraint on the under the influence of agitators, who dispose system of combination as now pervades the and govern it according to their will, deriving country, directed to purposes, as it appears in power and importance from the dissensions they many instances, highly prejudicial, and sup- foment, and, after subverting the natural relaported by means, amongst which may be reck- tion between the employers and the employed, oned distribution of money, insult, iutimidation, are rashly urging the destruction of trade itself, and the most atrocious crimes, should not be reckless of the individual misery, the crimes and measured by the lenity with which they recom- public calamities, with which it must be atmend it should in the first instance be treated. tended. If, however, on the one hand, your The danger arising from it, unless cautiously committee cannot but anticipate the fatal results restrained, appears to your committee to be of the working classes are bringing upon them. the most formidable character, and to affect selves, by a perseverance in the course in which equally the individual interests of those imme- they are engaged ; on the other, they derive diately concerned, the interests of the public, hope from their confidence in the good sense and the internal tranquillity of the country. If and good dispositions of by far the greatest prothe spirit of dictation now manifested be suf- portion of those who, mistaking their own infered to prevail among the working classes ; if terest, and misapprehending the intentions of the application of capital is to be controlled, the law of last session, are now enrolled amongst and the principle of free labour totally sub- the members of these combinations. They are verted; every part of the process of manufacture sanguine in believing, although perhaps under and trade subjected to the judgment of com. momentary delusion or intimidation, their good mittees, and every improvement by machinery sense and their good disposition will prevail, and or otherwise admitted or rejected at their dis- they require only to understand their danger cretion; the necessary consequence must be, that to seek the means of avoiding it. The recomcapital will be withdrawn or transported, the mendations contained in this Report, if carried source of every branch of our industry gradually into effect by the legislature, and firmly executed cut off, and the whole labouring population of by the magistracy, will, as your committee trust, the country consigned to the distress and misery afford those means, by giving protection to all which it is the tendency of the ill-advised com- who wish to emancipate themselves from any binations in which so great a proportion of it association into which they have been reluctantly is implicated rapidly and inevitably to produce. forced, or in which they are involuntarily reAgainst such a state of things, should it be contained. By availing themselves of these, they tinued, involving in its consequences the most will not only recover the exercise of their own important objects, to the security of which the free will, in disposing of their labour to the superintending vigilance of the legislature can persons, and on the terms they find most ad. be directed, it will become the duty of par- vantageous, but at the same time restore to the liament to look for effectual remedies, nor to various branches of our national industry that cease till, by the successful application of them, liberty by which they have so long flourished, the public protection is secured. Whatever equally to the advantage of every class dependent those remedies may eventually be, whatever upon them, and to the strength, the security, may be their effects upon any particular classes and happiness of the empire. of the community, whether increased restraint 16th June, 1825. on combination, or the relaxation of the laws by which our manufactures, ship-building, and The Appendix contains the communications other branches of domestic industry are pro- made to the committee, shewing the existence tected from foreign competition, they must be of combination in almost every part of the submitted to as the fruits of this pernicious United Kingdom. system, and the necessary defence of the com- The minutes of evidence are exceedingly merce and navigation, the capitalists and con- voluminous, comprehending the examinations sumers of the country, against the dangers and of seventy witnesses.
An Account of all Copper imported into Great Britain, in the Year ending 5th January, 1824 ;
distinguishing each sort of Copper, and from what Country imported.
viz. bars, Countries from which
rods, or in- Plates and Old for reimported.
gots, ham- coin. manufacture.
Cwts. q. lbs. Cwts. q. lbs. Cuts. g. lbs. Cuts. 4. lbs. Cwts. q. lbs. Cuts. 2. br. Russia .............. 1,684 0 10
1,684 0 10 Swed 20 0 151
200 15 Belgium ............. 3 3 3 0 2 27 41 1 171
45 3 19 France .............. 0 0 10 0 0 251
01 71 Spain...............
0 1 14"
0 1 14 Gibraltar ............ 247 1 0
247 1 0 Italy .................
o ï 20
1 0 20 Turkey .............. Ti 14
1 1 14 East Indies .........
49 1 18 British North Ame
rican Colonies ... British West Indies
25 2 17 United States of America .......... 102 2 15
102 2 15 Columbia............ ... 193 2 6
193 2 6 Chili ........ ......... 381 3 7
0 1 19 382 | 8 Buenos Ayres ...... 0 3 26
0 3 26 Ireland...
... 12 0 0 91 0 0 82,422 0 0 82,525 0 0
An Account of all Copper imported into Great Britain, in the Year ending 5th January, 1828;
distinguishing each sort of Copper, and into what Ports imported.
Ax Account of the Quantities of Copper exported from Great Britain in the Year ending 5th
January, 1825; distinguishing each sort, and from what Port sent.
An Account of the Quantity of Copper exported from Great Britain, in the Year ending
5th January, 1825, distinguishing each sort, and to what Country exported.
As Accorst of the Quantities of Copper empored from the Part of Lanum. I fix Jari
195; mengunding each art and so wiat Camus S .
Ax Accorst of the Quantities of Copper exported from the Port of Liverpool, in the Year ening 5th January, 1825; distinguishing each sort, and to what Countries exported.
Foreca British copper exported
Parts Countries is whid Cowrought
Wrought p- Total of Britis
ring per of all other
" pperaported. pigs, as
COTTON AND COTTON GOODS. Ax Account of the Quantity of Cotton Wool, Cotton Twist, and Manufactured Cotton Goods
exported, during each of the last Five Years, from Great Britain to Ireland.
Ax Account of the Quantity of Cotton Wool, Cotton Twist, and Manufactured Cotton Goods,
exported from Ireland to Great Britain, during each of the last Five Years.
Cotton wool ................ lbs. 183,316 240,652 68,783 1 199,907 Cotton twist & yarn, Irish, lbs. 27,551 29,0701 46,972 41,005 foreign, lbs.
915 Entered, per yard... 516,717 406,687 556,046 3,840,699 Irish manufac
£ s. d. £ $. d. £ 8. d. £ $. d. tured cotton goods. Entered at value ... 1,593 4 3 1,324 0 0 2,368 6 5 7,768 11 7 (Pairs of stockings...
Ax Account of all Ships or Vessels having Cotton on board from Alexandria, which have
. arrived this Year (1825).
Dates of arrival.
Names of the vessels.
London .......... January ...... 28 Penelope ...........
31 Golden Grove........
- Henry ........
10 Calypso ......
11 Ardgaur ..... April ............5 Cossack ...
21 Albion ....
6 Ospray .................
18 Levant ..........
- Leander ..................
..5 Three Sisters ............
Mangrove Bay .............
31 Nottingham ...........
.6 James ......
Total 30 ships..........