Letter from Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles to Lord Lansdowne, 1823 January 20

Raffles states that "I have now ... a more detailed ... account of ... Trade during the past year 1822 ... The Expenses of the Settlement have in no year exceeded £10,000 - and we have already a local Revenue to nearly that amount without any Tax whatever on the Trade....". He contrasts the success of Singapore against the "heavy and burdensome establishment of Bencoolen. Raffles also mentions the establishment of a land registry, and notes that "since the establishment of Singapore under the British Flag not a single case of Piracy has happened in its vicinity ... ". Title devised by Library staff.

 

Letter from Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles to Lord Lansdowne, 1823 January 20

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Title
Letter from Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles to Lord Lansdowne, 1823 January 20
Creator
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826
Subject
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826--Correspondence
Singapore--History--1819-1867
Colonial administrators
Letters
1819-1826 Founding and early years
Publisher
1823
Contributor
Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of, 1780-1863
Digital Description
application/pdf, 771 KB, 7 p.
All rights reserved. National Library Board Singapore, 2021

 

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