VII. Exports from Eight Northern States before 1776
Before the late revolution, the eight states, from Delaware to New-Hampshire inclusive, exported to the West Indies, Great Britain and Ireland
|Flaxseed||60,000||These articles are still received in Gr. Britain and Ireland, as formerly.
Bounty taken off, but not subject to Aliens duty.
|Whale-oil||200,000||200,000||Pays a duty amounting to a prohibition.|
|Lumber||80,000||These articles we formerly carried to the West Indies: but being now restrained to British bottoms, they are scarcely carried there at all and may be considered as prohibited.|
|Spermaceti||20,000||Articles formerly carried to the West Indies, but now expressly prohibited.|
|Beef and Pork||30,000|
The same states exported moreover to other parts of the world
Great-Britain Ireland and the West-Indies then took off three fourths of the exports of these eight states. They now take the three first articles only, being one tenth.
MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 36: 6238); in TJ’s hand; undated but perhaps compiled about 1784. PrC (DLC: TJ Papers, 59: 10125–6).