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Unknown Observations on the trade and revenue of North America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04961 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript Date: [1763] Pagination: 6p. 37.7 x 23.5

Summary of Content: The manuscript discusses smuggling and illegal commerce in North America, and how it has become such a chronic problem. It also contains a plan of guard stations on the coast of North America.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceSmugglingFinanceLawMaritime

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