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Etude sur l’Emigration et la Colonisation, Paris, 1875, p. 215. 67 MA PA 1 Colonial Secretary to Protector of Immigrants, 9 Jan. 1844; PB 1 Protector to Colonial Secretary, 28 Aug. 1843. , Les Derniers Negriers, Amiot, Paris, 1952, p. 258. 69 NA CO 167/315 Anderson to Grey, 13 Dec. 1849. , Indentured Labour, op. , p. 23. 5. A Chinese labourer, convicted of the offence of ‘vagrancy’ in Mauritius the chinese in the colonial labour diasporas 43 repairs in the port. In exchange for the work carried out, the Captain reportedly disposed of the men to the Dock Company who repaired the ship.

1832. 32 chapter one it would be a great advantage. But it seems that the difficulty is that when they come, they will not execute their agreement”. He pointed out that the flaws in the plan for importing Chinese labour would likely lead to further disappointment: The Malay or Chinese would make his contract at Singapore or at Canton with a person whose language he did not understand and without the least suspicion how valuable his labour really would be at Mauritius, and with no Guardian to prevent his being cheated.

Telfair himself did not give up on the scheme of importing Chinese labour, announcing, in 1827, “I have never lost sight of it; and it was again in progress to execution, last year, when suddenly stopped, by the 30 NA CO 167/10 Isles of Bourbon and France, 1812 Farquhar to Liverpool 28 July 1812. 31 NA CO 415/10 d’Unienville to Commissioners, 1 June 1827. 32 NA CO 415/10 Telfair to Commissioners, 9 May 1827. 30 chapter one unexpected death of the persons who had entered into engagements, with the planters here, to land a stipulated number of Chinese labourers from Canton”.

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