*Edinburgh Review, No. XXI. p. 156.
*Ibid. p. 164.
*Edinburgh Review, No. XXI. p. 158.
*These authors have adopted from the custom house the valuation of the hogshead at 12 cwt. and we shall follow their example, because the practice of the West Indians, though perhaps more nearly accurate, is less convenient.
*The operation of claying occasions a loss of about one-sixth, not ten-seventeenths (Edward's West Indies, II. 223). It subjects the sugar to an additional duty of only 4s. (4th Rep. Dist. Com.). Besides, as the operation is carried on in the islands, no allowance is made for it in the custom house returns. Refined sugar is, in those accounts, reduced into raw by the proportion of 34 to 20, not on account of its greater efficacy, but because 34 cwts. of raw sugar are supposed to have been imported to make 20 ctws. of loaf.
*He rates the clayed sugar (sucre blanc) at 80,600,000 lbs. the raw sugar (sucre brut) at 28,800,000 lbs. French; making together 109,400,000, or about 1,052,000 cwts. English. The amount of the Cuba boxes, as first stated, was 1,075,000.
*Mr. Spence, who has also adduced this fact, quotes, as his authority, a letter, signed Mercator, in a weekly newspaper. We presume that the authors from whom we cite have had access to less suspicious documents.