The Colonisation of Ireland (years 1670-1680) As seen by economist William Petty

Let the Irish know, That there are, ever were, and will be men discontented with their present
Conditions in England, and ready for any Exploit and Change, more than are sufficient to quell any
Insurrection they can make and abide by.
Wherefore, declining all Military means of setling and securing Ireland in peace and Plenty,
what we offer shall tend to the transmuting one People into the other, and the thorough union of
Interests upon natural and lasting Principles […]
There are among the 600 M. above-mentioned of the poor Irish, not above 20 M. of unmarried
marriageable Women; nor would above two thousand per Ann. grow and become such. Wherefore if
½ the said Women were in one year, and ½ the next transported into England, and disposed of one
to each Parish, and as many English brought back and married to the Irish, as would improve their
Dwelling but to an House and Garden of 3£. value, the whole Work of natural Transmutation and
Union would in 4 or 5 years be accomplished.1
The charge of making the exchange would not be 20,000 l. per Ann. which is about 6 Weeks
Pay of the present or late Armies in Ireland.