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ACCOUNT of the Value of the Exports from Great Britain 10

Ireland, in each year, from 1790 to 1816; distinguishing the Value of British Produce and Manufactures from that of Foreign and Colonial Merchandize.

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1791
1792
1793
1794
1795
1796
1797
1798
1799
1800
1801
1802
1803
1804
1805
1806
1807
1808
1809
1810
1811
1812
1813
1815
1816
1817

£ 1,328,388 1,470,796 1,512,844 1,055,276 1,281,316 1,612,270 1,781,789 1,310,996 1,657,954 2,405,999 1,787,966 1,576,943 2,117,113 2,280,963 2,198,519 2,482,633 2,448,949 2,486,122 2,965,722 2,676,517 2,079,634 2,695,896 3,274,410 2,920,153 2,336,699 1,921,227

£ 936,064 999,081 858,676

887,623 1,197,301 1,184,277 1,113,656 1,123,558 1,314,988 1,677,721 1,950,537 1,371,303 1,421,529 1,082,293 1,181,739 1,275,421 1,094,133 1,492,365 1,631,916 1,943,169 1,133,382 1,872,522 1,987,787 1,345,677 1,221,173 1,104,299

£ 2,264,453 2,469,878 2,371,520 1,942,899 2,478,618 2,796,547 2,895,446 2,434,555 2,972,942 4,083,720 3,738,504 2,948,247 3,538,642 3,363,257 3,380,258 3,758,054 3,543,083 3,978,488 4,597,639 4,619,686 3,213,017 4,568,419 5,262,197 4,265,831 3,557,873 3,025,527

The Records of the Year ending 5th January, 1814, were destroyed by fire.

DECLARED VALUE of British Produce and Manufactures ex

ported from Great Britain to Ireland.

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WILLIAM IRVING, Inspector General of the Imports and ACCOUNT of the Number of Vessels, with the Amount of their Tonnage, and

Custom House, London,

30th April, 1817.

Exports of Great Britain.

repeated Voyages) which entered INWARDS and cleared OUTWARDS, at the January, 1814, and 5th January, 1815; distinguishing the Countries from BRITISH from FOREIGN.

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America,-British

United States ....

South America... Africa.. Azores... Baltic Barbary Cape of Good Hope Denmark and Norway Dantzic East Indies Europe Florida Flanders. France Germany Guernsey, Jersey, &c. Gibraltar Greenland & Davis' Streights Honduras Hambro Heligoland Holland. Ireland Italian States... Isle of Man Isle of France

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108

3,210

1,473 106

9

109,850 19,656 2,034

140

6,044 1,048

92 9

]

173 426 29,329 1,557 105,224 378

40,465 486 31,402

60 13,661 123 39,806 15 5,514

13,161 47 4,092 592 56,222 7,562

613,898 105 18,298 699 26,789

7 2,183 48 9,906 2

438

43,483 218 33,853 859 163,043 335 49,087 184 27,986 24 6,744 44 9,643 543 171,639 321 88,944

81 20,209 16,065 1,846,670

1

2

451

Malta .......

27

29

354

81

484

New South Wales ...
Portugal and Madeira
Prussia
Rus sia
Spain and Canaries..
Sweden
Southern Fishery.
Turkey
West Indies, --British

Conquered..
Foreign

227 120 366

11,438 88,587 55,260 16,595 64,874

765 3,786 2,594 1,167 3,341

2,502 1,741 8,179 2,799 1,569

420

555 8,999 4,914 1,289

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TOTAL

35,581

25th February, 1817.

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the Number of Men and Boys employed in navigating the same (including their several Ports of Great Britain, from or to all parts of the World ; between 5th whence the said Vessels arrived, or to which they were bound ; and distinguishing

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106

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35

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476 6,414

89 1,469 29,425

150

1,515
510
187
82
67

32

81

13 102

7

1,260

11

1

8 12

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225

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8

15

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1,629

62 4,342

8 101 2,655 8,356 3,872 2,156 1,664 4,708

262 1,471

290 4,463 39,233 1,346 1,856 369

39

112

12

America,- British

United States

South America
Africa
Azores
Baltic
Barbary
Cape of Good Hope
Denmark and Norway
Dantzic ..
East Indies
Europe
Florida
Flanders.
France
Germany
Guernsey, Jersey, &c...
Gibraltar
Greenland & Davis' Streights
Honduras
Hambro'
Heligoland
Holland...
Ireland
Italian States
Isle of Man
Isle of France ...
Malta
New South Wales
Portugal and Madeira..
Prussia
Russia
Spain and Canaries
Sweden
Southern Fishery.
Turkey
West Indies, British

Conquered

Foreign
TOTAL......

23,847
6,862
2,785
1,887
1,295
2,852
29,566

1,221
39,141

129 1,892 34,880 98,550 63,398 31,087 20,256 36,576

4,474 26,718

4,970 66,140 715,171 23,138 26,808 3,295 5,825

561 28,770 32,842 109,819 30,674 22,192 8,999

3,528 174,367 60,218 18,388

204

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48 674 8,719

3 1,273

9

19,036

206
108,002

1,289
2,519

6,501

87

154

14

141

699

29

342

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16,654

1,875,855

116,564

571,413

33,198

T, E, WILLOUGHBY, Register General,

PUBLICATION of the Supreme Director, explanatory of

the Proceedings of the Government of the United Provinces of South America, during his Administration.-Buenos Ayres, 21st July, 1817,

(Translation.) The evils which had, in succession, since the year 1810, occasioned our calamities, and retarded the progress of our sacred Cause, appeared to have all conspired to assail us at the same moment, threatening to reduce our political existence to its last agonies, towards the close of 1815. The few remaining Forces, which we had saved from the unhappy field of Sipesipe, seemed to be on the point of dispersion. The Army which had been organized in the Province of Cuyo, for the purpose of marching upon Chili, found itself insecure even in its entrenchments. The Enemy, proud of his victories, had already formed his plans to take advantage of the Inlrabitants of those Districts, who were distracted by opposite Councils, and who dared not indulge a hope that, through our means, they might be shielded from the impending dangers. The Funds in the National Treasury were not only insufficient to satisfy the demands upon it, but even to provide for our most urgent wants, The public spirit of the different Provinces had become blind to the common danger, and occupied itself exclusively in the visionary projects of seeking liberty in the dissolution of every tie. Discord appeared to have taken possession of all hearts, and to have expelled every generous and honorable sentiment. The Citizens of the same Land displayed their valour only in mutual destruction or distrust; assailing their best friends and Benefactors. Subordination amongst the Military was not maintained, even by the lowest Subalterns. The Public Authorities were respected only when they gave countenance to crime, to error, and to licentiousness.

It grieves me, Fellow-Citizens, to narrate it, but I must be faithful to the truth, when I undertake to trace the revolting picture which our Country then exbibited to the contemplation of the World ; and the acknowledgment of our errors can bring upon us no disgrace, when made with the virtuous resolution of correcting them; nor am I the first Friend of his Country who has publicly deplored our past melancholy situation : pardon me, therefore, if I proceed. Calumny, with her balesul train, had seated herself in the midst of us, scattering her poisons through the minds of our most respectable Fellow-Citizens. The Capital of the State, which, in the midst of the most trying difficulties, had preserved a certain dignity of character, now appeared to be the focus of all the passions, which distracted every part of our Country. Fractions of every Party were here encountered in a state of the utmost exasperation, wbilst the imminency of the public dangers served only as pretexts for the indulgence of mutual revenge ; each

were

Party accusing the other as the origin of the general distresses, and all entertaining the most injurious suspicions.

The magnanimous People of Buenos Ayres, to whom the praise cannot be denied, of having impoverished themselves in affording aid to their Brethren engaged in the same glorious Cause, were on the point of experiencing a re-action, whose consequences might have proved totally destructive of the character and existence of the Provinces of La Plata. Anarchy, in a word, had lighted up a general conflagration. Nor was this all; for, when it might have been supposed that the measure of our afflictions had been full, the Troops of Portugal made their appearance on the Northern borders of this River, availing themselves of our discords ; for these unhappily had, although unknown to ourselves. but too well favoured the designs of the neighbouring Court. New dangers now presented themselves, new occasions to sow discords, and a new impulse was given to the torrent of personal enmities, which caused even loyalty to be suspected.

It is no easy task, Fellow.Citizens, to give an exact description of our reverses, or to enuinerate the perils over which your firmness has happily triumphed. You will all remember that the evils which assailed us, began to diminish at the very moment when we about to yield to despair. The Supreme Congress, into whose bands the People had confided their safety, had just been installed at Tucuman. Those who were called upon to be the Legislators of their Country, and to fix its destiny, by the wisdom of their Councils, were compelled more than once to exert their courage, and to encounter, with intrepidity, the dangers which threatened to profane this last asylum that remained to our Country in its misfortunes. The prudence, the integrity, the fortitude of that august Body, presented to the Provinces the delightful spectacle of an Authority which invited their submission, not less by the just title of its distinguished origin, than by the animated zeal, and the vigorous energy which it displayed, in the first steps of its illustrious career. The boldest Factions were compelled to renounce their extravagant pretensions; and if in some Districts they had the temerity to attempt new excesses, the celerity with which they were suppressed, scarcely allowed time to their Authors to sue for mercy. The Seditious, notwithstanding, still harboured the design of lulling the vigilance of the Government, in order that they might snatch the opportunity of attacking whatever was most respectable. It was at this crisis, that the Supreme Representation deigned to invest me with the honorable, but awfully responsible powers of Supreme Director of the State. Tbis was not the first time that I had been cloathed with authority; and, that I had experienced the bitter mortification attendant upon it, was too well known for my acceptance of it to be regarded otherwise than as a sacrifice. At that period, being a Member of the Supreine Body, I well knew the mass of evils that would weigh upon

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