III. Extracts from Speech of William Pitt
Extracts from a Speech of Mr. Pitt’s in the British house of Commons published in a London Gazette of April—1790.
The exports of GBritain Sterg. £18.513.000 N.B. of this Sum £13.494.000. was Bh. Manufactures Imports £17.828.000
- Manufactures exported in 1774 were £10.342.000.0.0, so that article is increased £3.152.000
9224 Vessels in 1773 navigated by 63,000 Seaman. Tonnage 11.085 do. in 1778 83000 do.
- not mentioned. N.B. It is remarkable that he did not give the Navigation or Seamen of 1790.
- Revenues of 1788–9—£15.723.000
A statement of the Duke of Portlands of 1783 states the manufactures of G.Britain to have then been £54.000.000 of which sum £17.000.000 were for the Woolen Branch and near £11.000.000 in that of Leather.
The exports of G.Britain by an actual return of the Inspector Genl. of their customs was in 1764. £16.512.403 and the imports £10.364.307 balance of trade therefore in 1764 £6.148.096 and as above stated by Mr. Pitt in 1790 £685.000, or about three millions of dollars.