This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Earl of Hillsborough - This character became the President of the Board of Trade in 1763. He was an Anglo-Irish landowner with a great deal of property in Ireland.
John Pownall - This character was the Undersecretary of State for the colonies. His chief concern was in developing a general and effective policy for restraining emigration from Britain.
John Tompkyns - This character was the veteran Assistant Inspector General of Imports and Exports in Britain. He was given the task of organizing the reports on emigration coming from customs officials.
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