Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba

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Date 1790
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Summary Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; blacks; whites; of color; of colour; troops; militia; infantry; battalion; priest; carpenter; workmen; laborer; slaves; ;
Related Places Cuba; Mississippi River; Santa Domingo; Havanna; church; fortification; Santa Theresa; Fort del Principe; Porterico; St. Domingo; Mexico; custom house; ;
Keywords race; coffee; sugar; cigars; tobacco; snuff; gold; hides; beef; pork; rice; hogslard; butter; cheese; candles; bees wax; apples; potatoes; cod fish; beer; cider; iron; horse; frigate; spirits; barrel; molasses; coffee; tobacco; pistols; jug; honey; gold bars; ingots; raw hide; starch; guyacum; grandilla; mahogany plank; cedar; pitch; tar; tarr; silver; dry goods; gammons; candles; mast; yard; irons; ;
Key Phrases The inhabitants of the whole Island of Cuba may without any exception be pronounced universally dissatisfied with the heavy yoke imposed by their despotic system of government.
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