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and in 76° 45′ west longitude from London. It is about 150 miles in length, and on a medium of three measurements, at different parts, about forty miles in breadth; and contains, according to Robertson’s survey, made in 1801, 2,724,262 acres. It is divided into three counties—Middlesex, Surry, and Cornwall.

Middlesex contains nine parishes:—St. Catharine, St. John, St. Dorothy, St. Thomas-in-the-Vale, Clarendon, Vere, Manchester, St. Mary, and St. Ann.

Surry contains seven parishes:—Kingston, Port Royal, St. Andrew, St. David, St. Thomas-in-the-East, Portland, and St. George.

Cornwall contains five parishes:—St. Elizabeth, Westmorland, Hanover, St. James, and Trelawney.

The subjoined statement will furnish the best account of the produce of the island.


GENERAL EXPORTS from Jamaica, between the 29th of September 1820, and the 29th of September 1821.

Tonnage. Sugar. Rum. Molasses. Coffee. Ginger. Pimento.
176,311 Hhds
110,512
Trs.
11,703
Bbrs.
1,972
Puns.
46,702
Hhds.
1,792
Cks.
678
Casks.
167
Lbs.
16,819,863
Cks.
984
Bags.
271
Casks.
1,224
Bags.
24,817


Cocoa. Cotton. Indigo. Hides. Logwood. Fustic. Nica-wood. Lignum. Mahogany. Cedar. Lance-
wood.
Casks.
640
Bags.
57
Bales.
7,211
Bags.
987
Seroons.
406
No.
7,420
Tons.
4,964
Tons
1,313
Tons.
241
Tons.
741
Logs.
2,757
Logs.
1,411
Spars.
9,656

To this may be added, as a proof of the immense value of these possessions to the commerce and manufactures of England, the Official Value of Imports and Exports from and to the West-Indies:—

Imports..................... 1819 1820 1821
8,347,235 7,887,688 8,011,335
Exports....................
 British and Irish produce and Manufacture 5,516,816 4,197,975 4,038,222
 Foreign and Colonial Merchandize 267,736 292,033 308,820
5,784,553 4,490,008 4,437,042

The returns of 1825 made the slave population 317,138. The free-coloured and white inhabitants may each be estimated at about 25,000.