COMMERCIAL DISABILITIES: NOTES

Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] Letters and despatches of the Earl of Stafford, William Knowler (1739), ii, 19.

[2] George Louis Beer, British Colonial Policy, 1754-65 (1907); The Origins of the British Colonial System, 1578-1660 (1908) ; J. R. Seeley, The Growth of British Policy (1895).

[3] Quoted George O'Brien, The Economic History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century (1918), p. 182.

[4] Swift writes in one of his letters, "We cannot send an inch of wrought woollen to any foreign place without a penalty of 500 and forfeiture of the stuff, and the British sea-publicans (i.e., the customs officers) grumble if we carry our own night-gowns, unless they be old." Letters of Swift ed. Howard Williams (1886), p. 220. Hely Hutchinson says that 30,000 woollen workers emigrated as a result of this Act.

[5] George O'Brien, op. cit., p. 189.

[6] There was a fresh outburst of emigration in 1772-73, owing to a decline in the linen manufacture.

[7] Archbishop King to Mr. Nicholson, December 20, 1712 ; Hugh Boulter, Letters (1769), 222-223 ; 225-226.

[8] George O'Brien, op. cit., pp. 127-130.

[9] Quoted by George O'Brien, The Economic History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century (1918), pp. 39-43.

[10] J. Mullalla, A View of Irish Affairs, 1688-1795 (1795), i, p. 270.

[11] Thomas Newenham, Natural and Political Circumstances of Ireland (1809), p. 222-223.

[12] Arthur Young, Tour in Ireland (1792), 1, 43, 167, 261-272, 312, 313, 397-399.

[13] Thomas Newenham, Natural and Political Circumstances of Ireland (1809), p. 110, note; Swift, Drapier's Letters, IV; Lecky, Ireland in the Eighteenth Century i, 197-199.

[14] An Enquiry into the Legality of Pensions on the Irish Establishment, by Alexander McAuley, 1763.

[15] J. Mullalla, A View of Irish Affairs, 1688-1795, i, 325-326.

[16] T. Newenham, op. cit., 33, 202, 206.

[17] Arthur Young, Tour in Ireland, ii, 129-130.

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