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By Cecil C.P. Lawson

Covers infantry troops from 1797 to 1815, together with Infantry, mild Infantry, sixtieth Rifles, ninety fifth Rifles, Highland regiments, colors, Bands and Drummers, Regimental mascots and pets, military, Scottish military, Irish military, Volunteers, Scottish volunteers, Canada, international regiments, Swiss regiments, Minorca, De Meuron, de Watteville, Rovera, Salis, Bachmann, Swiss in East India corporation provider, Dutch regiments, Italian Legion, Corsican troops, Maltese regiments, and St Helena. DEPOSITили

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270). A more recent publication set this population at the end of the 19th century at close to 240,000 (T. , Vol. 15, No. 1, University of Haifa, March 1981, p. 23).

The most conspicuous of the Lebanese families in these ventures were: Bassul, Far‘un, Sabbagh, Fayad, Lahud, Haik, Bustani, Khayyat, Khuri, Naqqash and others. The Bassul company alone exported toward the end of the period being investigated almost 63,000 kg. ; both of these quantities exceeded the shipments of French firms like Veuve Guérin et fils, which exported 27,600 kg. a year. Lahud company exported almost 10,000 kg. a year and the Fayad and Sabbagh companies exported close to 7,500 kg. 36 Thus the four largest Lebanese companies could export approximately 30 per cent of all Syrian silk exports.

The weakness of the Druze muqata‘ajis, which continued to be tied to land wealth, was felt even before 1861. 34 Documents from the private Archives of the Jumblatt family illustrate the dependence of the muqata‘ajis on merchants. In 1843, Nu‘man Jumblatt, one of the most powerful muqata‘ajis, was indebted to the hawajahs (merchants): Mikhail Seidah, Bsharah Atallah, Griffor and Niqula Murad. He pledged to pay off his debts in the silk season. 35 This was two decades earlier. After 1861, the process of decline in the economic power of the muqata‘ajis grew more rapid.

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