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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Trade between Ireland, Scotland and Virginia

During 1670 it was decided that the articles enumerated in the Act of Navigation could not be transported directly to Ireland. Previous to this, there was a considerable volume of commerce between Virginia and the Irish ports.  Also, the records have some mention of trade in Scotland.  In 1638, a special warrant was issued to John Burnett of Aberdeen, granting him the privilege of trading in the Colony upon the condition that he paid the customs due upon the tobacco to be exported by him and that he give bond that he would only upload in Scotland, which was a regulation of Parliamont.

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