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The eight colonies in the West Indies, each with their own government, legislative council, and their own institutions. The first attempt to start a federal institution, that federal institution now called the Imperial Department of Agriculture. Support from Imperial funds. The hope that by means of improved agricultural methods and improved knowledge amongst planters in the West Indies, they might be able to work out their own salvation. England always receiving fresh accessions of vigour while the unity of the Empire is maintained. The connection between the Mother Country and the West Indies. The people of the West Indies; lives of the white and black populations. Treatment of the native races by the British. The future of the West Indies. Advocating closer trade relations between the West Indies and Canada. Sugar production. Other possible crops. The enormous amount of wealth that Great Britain received from the West Indies. A large number of the most prominent names in history associated with the Islands. The fiscal action of the Imperial Government with regard to sugar and other products which followed slave emancipation; how that affected the economic conditions in the West Indies. An appeal to the people of Canada to do all we can to help the fortunes of these historic Islands.