This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... IMPORTING PALATINES. WASHINGTON TO JAMES TILGHMAN, JR. February 1774.. Dear Sir. I am going to give you a little trouble, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... IMPORTING PALATINES. WASHINGTON TO JAMES TILGHMAN, JR. February 1774.. Dear Sir. I am going to give you a little trouble, because I am persuaded you will excuse it--No good reason you'll say, but the best I can offer for such a liberty. Interested, as well as political motives, render it necessary for me to seat the lands which I have patented on the Ohio in the cheapest, most expeditious, and effectual manner. Many expedients have been proposed to accomplish this, and none, in my judgment, so likely as by importing of Palatines: but how to do this upon the best terms, is a question I wish to be resolved in. Few of these kind of people ever come to Virginia; whether because it is out of the common course of its trade, or because they themselves object to it, I am unable to determine. I shall take it very kind of you, therefore, to resolve the following questions, which I am persuaded you can do with precision, by enquiring of such gentlemen as have been engaged in this business. Whether there is any difficulty in getting them in Holland? And from whence does it proceed? Whether they are to be had at all times, or at particular sea (47) sons, sons, and when? Whether they are engaged previous to the sending for them, and in what manner? Or do ships take their chance, after getting there? Upon what terms are they generally engaged there? And how much per poll do they commonly stand the importer, landed at Philadelphia? Is it customary to send an intelligent German in the ship that is to bring the Palatines? Does vessels ever go immediately to Holland for them, and if they do what cargos do they carry? Or, are they to go round, and what round? In short what plan would be recommended to me by the knowing ones, as best to import a full...Read Less
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