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SIHI

NAVIGATION LAWS

OF

GREAT BRITAIN,

HISTORICALLY AND PRACTICALLY CONSIDERED,

WITH REFERENCE TO COMMERCE AND NATIONAL

DEFENCE.

BY

JOSEPH ALLEN,

AUTHOR OF WORKS ON NAVAL HISTORY, &c.

O, that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come !"--Shakspere.

London:

BAILY BROTHERS,

3, ROYAL EXCHANGE BUILDINGS, CORNHILL;

AND
JAMES RIDGWAY, 169, PICCADILLY.

MDCCCXLIX.

LONDON :

PRINTED BY T. BRETTELL, RUPERT STREET, HAYMARKET.

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DEDICATION

To the British Pation,

THE FOLLOWING PAGES

REFERRING

TO THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCUSSION

THAT EVER OCCUPIED THE ATTENTION

Of Britons,

THE MAINTENANCE OR ANNIHILATION

OF THOSE

Javigation Laws

UNDER WHICH OUR FREEDOM, COMMERCIAL PROSPERITY,

AND

National Supremacy

HAVE BEEN OBTAINED AND HITHERTO PRESERVED,

ARE,

WITH THE MOST ANXIOUS PRAYERS FOR HIS COUNTRY'S

WELFARE,

HUMBLY AND DUTIFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY

The Author.

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