They Return Sugar, Ginger, And Several Commodities, And All The
Bullion And Gold They Can Meet With, But Rarely Carry Out Any.
To the tobacco plantations are exported clothing, household goods,
iron manufactures of all sorts, saddles, bridles, brass and copper
wares; and notwithstanding they dwell among the woods, they take
their very turnery wares, and almost everything else that may be
called the manufacture of England.
England takes from them not only what tobacco is consumed at home,
but very great quantities for re-exportation.
To Carolina are exported the same commodities as to the tobacco
plantations. This country lying between the 32nd and 36th degrees
of northern latitude, the soil is generally fertile. The rice it
produces is said to be the best in the world; and no country affords
better silk than has been brought from thence, though for want of
sufficient encouragement the quantity imported is very small. It is
said both bohea and green tea have been raised there, extraordinary
good of the kind. The olive-tree grows wild, and thrives very well,
and might soon be improved so far as to supply us with large
quantities of oil. It is said the fly from whence the cochineal is
made is found very common, and if care was taken very great
quantities might be made. The indigo plant grows exceedingly well.
The country has plenty of iron mines in it, and would produce
excellent hemp and flax, if encouragement was given for raising it.
To Pennsylvania are exported broad-cloth, kerseys, druggets, serges,
and manufactures of all kinds.
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