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FAMINES IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1500 to 1767
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1740 scarcity: Vizagapatam / Visakhapatnam area1740 map
Documented causes: unspecified
Documented effects: cotton scarcity

Fort St. George "Diary and Consultation Book, 1740" (1931)
p152 (consultation of 30 Aug 1740): [summary of letter from Vizagapatam, 1 Aug] "acquainting Us that they had not then above One hundred & twenty Bales in their Godown, occasioned by the great scarcity of Cotton."

p165 (consultation of 18 Sep 1740): [summary of letter from Vizagapatam, 4 Sep] "accompanying the Cloth sent us on the Richard, & urging the great scarcity of Cotton as the cause of the smallness of the Quantity "
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