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ISLE OF MAN.
AN ACCOUNT of all Goods or Raw Produce of Great Britain, not chargeable with Excise or other Duty, imported into the Isle of Man, from 5th January 1820, to 5th January 1825; with the Amount of Duty paid on Importation.
Note.-All goods, the produce or manufacture of Great Britain, not chargeable with excise duty in Great Britain, (except coals, the only rated article free from excise duty, importable to the island from Great Britain, and the under-mentioned articles, which are admitted duty free,) are subject, on importation into this island, to a duty of 21. 10s. per cent. ad valorem.
ARTICLES, the produce or manufacture of Great Britain, importable duty free :White or brown linen cloth, hemp or hemp seed, horses, black cattle, all utensils and instruments fit and necessary to be employed in manufactures, fisheries, or agriculture, tiles, young trees, sea shells, lime, soapers' waste, packthread and small cordage for nets, salt, boards, timber, and hoops.
Substance of Accounts relating to the Duties, Exports, Imports, Population, &c. of Sierra Leone.
No duties were levied or received in this colony prior to the month of August 1811, and for the latter half of that year the amount collected did not exceed L.101, 5s. 1d. In the following year, however, they amounted to L.2175, 19s. 4d., but in the years 1813, 1814, and 1815, they do not appear to have exceeded an average of L.1500. In 1816 they amounted to L.2447, 16s. 6d.; and in the ensuing years, until 1821, they arose to 3, 4, 5, and L.6000. In the year 1823 they are returned at L.8730, 8s. from the collector's books.
The exports, which are from the years 1817 to 1823 inclusive, are in bulk, but not in value, and consist of the produce of Africa in its various states of preparation. Hides, mats, tiger skins, gold dust, monkey skins, stuffed birds, honey, nuts, oils, and wax, wood of various kinds, indigo, coffee, rice, lime-juice, and African curiosities, principally compose the list.
The imports are also given, but they are in value (not in quality) during the same period, and are chiefly conveyed in ships from London, Liverpool, and Bristol; and the invoice value during the year 1817 was L.72,516, 7s. 23d.; in 1818, L.94,799, 14s. 54d.; but in the following year, 1819, it fell to L.80,863, 6s. 113d.; and in the year 1820, it was only L.66,725, 9s. 53d. In 1821, however, the invoice value is quoted at L.105,060, 15s. 103d.; in 1822, at L.85,350, 14s. 8d.; in 1823, at L.121,442, 18s. 112d.; and in 1824, at L.80,917, 12s. 8d.
A census of the population of the colony is also given for the years 1818, 1820, and 1822. No census of the colony appears to have been taken at the time of its transfer to the crown, neither was any taken in 1817. The order transmitted from the colonial office required up to the latest time a complete census of the population, exclusive of the military; distinguishing the Europeans, Nova Scotians, disbanded African soldiers, Kroomen, other African emigrants, and liberated Africans; distinguishing also the sexes, the number of persons married, who have learned to read and write, and the number actually enjoying the means of Christian education. This last order has not yet been complied with, so far as the completion of the census, but it will be finished when the governor (General Turner) returns from the Gold Coast. The grand total of population, according to the census last taken in 1822, is 15,081, of which little more than one-third belongs to Freetown. It is chiefly composed of the following classes :-West Indians and Americans, 48 men, 19 women, 18 boys and girls. Of natives, 1327 men, 977 women, and above 1200 boys and girls. Liberated Africans, 3312 men, 1956 women, and between 2000 and 3000 boys and girls. Discharged soldiers, 1103; and Kroomen, (who appear to be a migratory race, constantly moving to and from the colony,) 947. Between the cen sus of 1817 and 1818 there appears to have been an increase of population of 2252 individuals, including 1190 captured negroes; and between the latter and that taken in 1822, there is an increase of 2956 persons, including 943 liberated Africans, and 1030 discharged soldiers from West Indian and African corps.
The returns of schools show with
in the last three or four years a very considerable increase of numbers. In 1817, the number of men, women, and children in course of education did not much exceed 400. On the 31st of December 1823, there were children, 2172; adults, 287; making a total of 2460.
In the account of the number of churches and chapels, with an estimate of the persons attending, we have 24 chapels described, in nearly half of which service is performed by coloured pastors. The number of persons usually attending is 5818, of whom between 500 and 600 are Wesleyan Methodists, above 200 of Lady Huntingdon's sect, and about half that number Baptists. A detailed account of births in the colony was ordered, but no general record appears to have been kept. And in answer to the order for an account of fit persons liable to serve on juries in the colony of Sierra Leone, it is said that this cannot be correctly ascertained, but that the number must be very considerable, for that 42 petit, and from 8 to 10 grand jurors are usually summoned every sessions from the coloured inhabitants.
The usual rate of wages paid is to labourers 9d. to 10d. per day, and from 2s. 6d. to 7s. per day to artificers, according to their skill. It is added, however, that these rates of payment are on the decline. In ships and fishing-boats, exclusive of a small number belonging to natives, the property of the inhabitants of the colony is small, and does not exceed a small tonnage. There are about thirty-five vessels, from 10 to 88 tons burden, besides fourteen boats employed by fishermen.
An ACCOUNT of the Total Grants of Money for the Civil Establishment of Sierra Leone, from 1808 to
1824; also, an Account of the Total Amount of all Bills drawn upon the Treasury from thence, for Military Expenditure, and paid during the same period.
Grants of Money Total Amount of for the Civil Esta- Bills of Exchange blishment of Sierra paid for the Service Leone. of Sierra Leone.
d. £ s. d. 0 12,568 9 13 25,853 4 31
£ S. Year 1808 16.310 0 1809 17,360 0 1810 15,710 O 0 36,291 13 31 1811 14,495 11 6 41,549 9 1 1812 14,020 0 0 55,330 3 4 1813 14,102 0 0 66,968 6 5 1814 14,102 0 0 51,820 15 114 1815 15,760 0 0 58,951 15 2 1816 15,660 0 0 89,919 17 6 1817 15,814 0 0 60.525 2 8 1818 15,450 0 0 64,793 7 93 1819 16,687 15 0 41,219 16 0 1820 22,358 1 0 56,340 11 6 1821 22,444 3 0 69,394 0 9 1822 22.176 12 10434,291 10 7 1823 22,816 17 0 35,826 13 5
Abstract of the Answers to the three following Queries, put to the various Districts and Parishes of the several Counties of England and Wales.
Has the num
ber of unem
ers asking as- What is the lowest rate of
sistance from daily wages you have known paid What is the usual rate of weekly wages
the parish into an unmarried labourer, by his
creased or di-employer, during the last year?
in the last few
in your district?
Diminished One shitting
Somersetshire Diminished One shilling
Staffordshire. Diminished One shilling
Yorksh. N. Riding Diminished Eightpence
Yorksh. E. Riding Diminished Eightpence
Yorksh. W. Riding Diminished One shilling and fourpence
Eleven shillings and fivepence
Ten shillings and sixpence
Twelve shillings and eightpence
Eight shillings and threepence
Six shillings and twopence