Group Title: descriptive account of the island of Jamaica
Title: A descriptive account of the island of Jamaica
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Title: A descriptive account of the island of Jamaica
Physical Description: 2 v. : ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Beckford, William, d 1799
Publisher: Printed for T. and J. Egerton
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: 1790
 Subjects
Subject: Agriculture -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Slavery -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Sugar growing -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Bibliographic ID: UF00047622
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000907742
notis - AEL6899
lccn - 02011574

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DESCRIPTIVE


ACCOUNT
OF THE

I S L A N D

OF

JAMAI C A:

WITH
Remarks upon the Cultivation of the SUGAR-CANE,
throughout the different Seafons of the Year, and chiefly
considered in a Piaurefque Point of View;

ALSO
Obfervations and Refletions upon what would probably be
the Confequences of an ABOLITION of the SLAVE-
TRADE, and of the EMANCIPATION of the SLAVES.

By WILLIAM BECKFORD, Efq.

Author of Remarks on the Situation of Negroes in Jamaica.


Sine me, liber, ibis in iurbh :
Hei mihi guod domino non licct ire tuo."

IN TWO VOLUMES.
V 0 L U M E Sf.
VOLUME It.


L 0 N D 0 N:
Printed for T. and J. E G ER T N, Whitehall.
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A DESCRIPTIVE

ACCOUNT
OF THE

I S L A N D

OF

JA MAI A.


BETWEEN Chriftmas and the actual
commencement of the crop, the negroes
are chiefly employed in what are called
odd jobs, and are consequently much di-
vided. Some are giving the laft finish to
the exterior parts of the cane-fields; fome
are cleaning the intervals; and fome, the
weakly ones in particular, are fet in to
chop the paftures, which is commonly the
laft thing done upon a plantation, except-
ing, perhaps, it be the putting in order and
fencing-in thofe places that may be fubjeft
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