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Commerce.--Cruisers for the protection
of the trade.---Thoughts on the inter-
course between the West Indies and
America ; and on West India politics in
general.-Coins.- Inconveniences of a
scarcity of specie , and causes of this
want.--Taxes, public and parochial.-
Lotteries.-Price of labour
tenant-general (now Sir George) Nu-
gent's zealous attention to its improve-
ment.-General remarks on corps of this
kind, riflemen, &c.
Quadrupeds.---- Reptiles, fc.----Birds.-
tions on the alligator and the shark :
Vegetable productions, trees, shrubs, fruits;
flower's, &c. native and exotic.--De-
scription of a West Indra estate, and
routine of work thereon.-Various agri-
Travelling in Jamaica.- Pictures of a De-
cembèr evening and morning in Jamaica.
*Times and modes of travelling.–Tra-
velling in Great Britain and Jamaica
compared.Thoughts on the embellish-
ments, fc. of a country
tion of these last considered ...
Medical men.-Tradesmen on estates.-
Creoles, or natives.-Men.-IV omen
Education in Jamaica.-Mental precocity
of the Creoles.—Thoughts on the esta-
blishment of proper seminaries.--Litera-
ture, and literary amusement.-Cause
of its small estimation in Jamaica .
Page CHAPTER XIV.
Amusements.-Want of public ones. Con-
certs.--Dancing assemblies, fc.-Rural
Houses, and their interior economy.--Fur-
niture.-Servants and equipage.--En-
tertainments.-Manner of spending time.
Europeans. Those in the planting line.-
Those in the towns.-Nabobs-Anecdote
of one, &c.
Causes to which may ve attributed the too
general dissoluteness of manners in Ja-
maica.—Thoughts on Religion, and re-
ligious habits.--Pride of wealth, &c. 205
Thoughts on slavery, and on the condi-
tion of the negro slaves of the West
Indies.- Remarks on the slave trade . . 213
Prejudices against the West India plan-
ter.- Former condition and treatment of
the slaves.- Present ameliorated condi-
tion and treatment.--Routine of their work.--Their dwellings, food, clothing, &c.
General character of the negroes-Va-
rious tribes of them that come to the
West Indies. Toussaint L'Ouverture.
Anecdotes of their sagacity, fidelity, and
acuteness of feeling, 8c.
Metaphysical and religious ideas of the ne-
on converting them to Christianity.-
Obeah. - Ideas and practice of justice 247
Negro amusements.-Festivity and dissi-
pation at Christmas and harvest-home.
-Gambling: ---Ideas which the negroes
have of the inventions, &c. of the Euro-
Different diseases, &c. to which the ne.
groes are subject.-Infantile disorders.
-Various causes to which may be at-
tributed the decrease of negro popula-
tion in the West Indies.---Polygamy
Origin of the Maroons. Description of
the mode in which they carried on their
war with the whites. Their barbarity.
---Anecdote of a Maroon.-Thoughts on
the employment of dogs against them.-
Their way of life, &c. ..
People of colour.-The different classes of
them. Their rapidly increasing popula-
tion in Jamaica.--Their character, man-
ners, and amusements, &C...