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HARRISON (William). The Substance of the Reply of William Harrison, Esq. before the Select Committee of the House of Commons, on East India=built Shipping, on Tuesday, June 28, 1814, in reply to the whole case.1814

London: Printed by T. Davison, First edition, [4], 56 pp., half-title, minor ink mark on inner blank margin of half-title and title, disbound. English ship-builders, were incensed that the Navigation Acts were proposing to allow Indian built ships to use the commercial shipping routes, traffic previously restricted by law to British built vessels. Harrison supported the ship-builders and put forward a case for 'the absolute exclusion of all India built ships and vessels from any participation in the privileges of British registry'.

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