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Art. I. Reports and Papers on the Impolicy of employing Indian-

built Ships in the Trade of the East India Company,

and of admitting them to British Registry.

The First Report of the Commissioners of His Majesty's

Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues. Ordered by the

House of Commons to be printed, 13th June, 1812. - 1

II. The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu, with some of

the Letters of her Correspondents. Part the Second,

containing her Letters from the Age of Twenty-three

to Forty, ending with the Coronation of George the

Third. Published by Matthew Montagu, Esq. her

Nephew and Executor. - - - - - -31

III. Substance of the Speech of the Earl of Harrowby, on

moving for the Recommitment of a Bill for the better

Support and Maintenance of Stipendiary Curates. - 41

IV. Correspondance Litteraire, Philosophique et Critique,

addressee k un Souverain d'Allemagne pendant une

partie des Annees 1775—177oi et pendant les Annies

1782 & 1790 inclusivement. Par le Baron de Grimm,

et par Diderot. ---.-. -57

V. 1. History of Dissenters, from the Revolution in I6S8—to .

the Year 1808. By David Bogue and James Bennett.

2. Wilson's History and Antiquities of Dissenting

Churches.

3. Neat's History of the Puritans. Abridged in Two

Volumes by Edward Parsons. - - - - - 90

VI. Collections from the Greek Anthology, and from the Pas-

toral, Elegiac, and Dramatic Poets of Greece. By

the Rev. R. Bland and others. .... 139

VII. An Inquiry into the State of National Subsistence, as con-

nected with the Progress of Wealth and Population.

By W. T. Comber. 1 jj

VIII. A Journey through Albania, and other Pro\inces of

Turkey,
Turkey, in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, during

THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

OCTOBER, 1813.

Art. I.—Reports and Papers on the Impolicy of employing Indian-built Ships in the Trade of the East India Company, and of admitting them to British Registry. London. 1809.

The First Report of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, forests, and Land Revenues. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 13th June, 1812.

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F the Resolutions passed by the House of Commons as the ground work of an act for continuing, for a further term, to the "East India Company their exclusive privileges, the seventh runs thus:

'That it is expedient that ships built within the British territories in the East Indies, and employed in the commerce between India and the United Kingdom, should, during the present war, and for eighteen months after the conclusion thereof, be permitted to import any goods, wares, or merchandize, the produce or manufacture of any countries within the limits of the East India Company's charter, or to export any goods, wares, or merchandize, from this kingdom to the British settlements in the East Indies, or to any of the places within the said limits, (with the exception of China,) in the same manner as ships Britishbuilt, and duly registered as such, and that after the expiration of the period above mentioned, the said India-built ships should be liable to such other provisions as parliament may from time to time enact, for the further increase and encouragement of shipping and navigation.'

By this Resolution, the private trade, so far from gaining any enlargement of a privilege already granted by the act of 35 Geo. 3. (which allowed the importation of goods from India and China in ships not British-built, nor registered as such, during the continuance of the war then raging, and for eighteen months after its conclusion, which privilege was further extended by the act of 42 Geo. 3. to such ships during the continuance of the exclusive trade granted to the East India Company,) may, in fact, be said to have suffered an abridgment, both as to time and placei As China, however, was generally excepted from all the provisions of the intended bill which regarded the opening of the trade, little or no objection was made on that score to the Resolution in question. Let us now see in what manner it has been introduced into the new

Vol. x. No. xix. A charter.

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