The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14
Customs Revenues (1884) of British Colonies and Possessions
Customs Revenues (1884) of British Colonies and Possessions.
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For every pound of which large sum another pound or two at least must have been taken from the pockets of the Colonists and thrown to waste on cost of collection, intermediate profits to more or less monopolist trades, losses to the retail purchaser, adulteration, and, in the case of the masses, frequent scarcity of employment.