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HISTORY,
CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL,

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The British Colonies in the West Indies :

IN TWO VOLUME S.

BY BRYAN EDWARDS, Esc.

OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA..

VOL II.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR JOHN STOCKDALE, PICCADIL.LY:.

M.DCC.XCIII. -

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T HE

HISTORY
CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL,

OF
The British Colonies in the West Indies.

BOOK IV.
PRESENT INHABITANTS.

CH A P. I.
Summary account of the Inhabitants of the several Ipands.

Classes.-Emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland.-Pre-
dominant character of the European residents.-Creoles or Na-
tives.-Effe&t of climate.-Character of the Creole Women and
Children. Of the people of Colour, and their different tribes or
cafts. Limitations and restrictions on the Mulattoes and native
Blacks of free condition. Their character at length, concluding
with an Ode to the Sable Venus.

T HE present state of the population in the British West CHA P.

1 Indies appears, on a summary of the several accounts I. given in former parts of this work, to be as follows, viz. . com Vol. II.

Jamaica

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