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can.rot.

ducats. 5. 3 73 of coffee

73 per cantar 6. 16 198 soap 7. do.

21 8. 7 973 do.

21 9. 67 scented ditto

30 10. 52 white ditto

17 7 64 raisins

2 casks 11 bbls. 4 karafts of brandy 102 per cask 13. 10 do. 43 do. ditto

92

do. 14.

9

do. 12 do. ditto 15. 355 canes of silk

2 50 per cane

272 29 340 14

33 39 167 52 20 25 8 84

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91 68

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298 06 82 16 70 53

92 do.

887 50

S M Y R N A.

Accounts are kept in piastres and hundredths, except the English accounts, which from ancient custom are kept in piastres and eighti. eths or half

paras. The fractional parts are sometimes called aspers, 100 aspers to 1 piastre.

The following calculations are made in piastres and hundredths. A piastre is equal to 40 paras, and a Spanish dollar to 136 paras. 340 piastres are equal to 100 Spanish dollars.

The e, change on London was 13 piastres for 1 pound sterling, May 14th, 1800. Their weights are the Rotola, Oke, Cheque, and Tiffee A rotola

marked Ro. is 180 drams. An oke

% is 400 do. A cheque of opium

is 250 do. do. of goat's wool

is 800 do. or 2 okes. A tiffee of filk

is 610 do. 100 rotolas, or 1800 drams, or 45 okes, are a quintal of this country. 112 lb. English should render here 404 okes, or goz rotolas.

45 okes of this country render 1233 lb. English. A pike is 27 inches nearly.

To change piastres to dollars. Rule. Multiply the piastres by 5, and divide the product by 17, for cents.

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To change dollars to piastres. Rule. Multiply the dollars by 3} for piastres.

EXAMPLE

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PRACTICAL QUESTIONS. 1. How much will jo serons of cochineal come to, weighing neat 724 okes 73 rotolas, at 8o piastres per oke?

724,73

80

Anf. piast. 57978,40

2. 299 bags of sugar, weighing 506 quintals 96 rotolas, tare 14 rotolas per bag, at 110 piastres per quintal.

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3. 4 cases of opium, weighing gross 1026 rotolas, tare 84 okes 75 rotolas, at 10 piastres per cheque.

Note. I rotola is equal to o of an oke, and I oke to if cheques.

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4. 893 pieces of copper, neat okes 19743,85, at 70 or 70 paras per oke,

0. R. 19743,85

70

410)1382069510 Anf. piast, 34551,73

5.

What is the custom-house duty on 19740 okes of copper, at agio 2į per cent. ?

40'

Note. The charges are all established by a tariff of the Levant Company.

19740

21

39480

9870

410)493510 agio 21 = 40)1233,75 amount of duty at 27 paras,

30,84 agio at 2į per cent. Anf. piaft, 1264,59

6. English consulage on 430 quintals, at 57 piast. agio , per

cent. ?

430

5

2150
215

2365

7

Anf. piaft. 165,55

7. Custom-house duties on 88 quintals go rotolas, at tio, agio 21 per cent.

88,90

20

1110)1778010 2 =)16,16

940 Anf. piast, 16,56

438

8. What will the following charges amount to, viz. porterage or house porters , weighing , chan duty to, visiting and marketing 46 per quintal on 438 quintals ? porterage 8

17
weighing 2
chan duty

410)74416
visiting

Anf. piast, 186,15 17

house porters 4

2

ENGLISH WEST-INDIES.

Accounts are kept in Pounds, Shillings, and Pence.

JAMAICA AND BERMUDAS. The Spanish dollar passes at 6s. 8d. three dollars are equal to 20 fhillings, or i pound, Jamaica currency.

To change Jamaica currency to Federal. Rule. Multiply the pounds by 3 for dollars. If there be fhila lings, &c. increase the pence in the given sum by for cents.

EXAMPLES. When lumber is sold in Jamaica at £.15 per M. how much is it in Federal money ?

15 3

45 dollars.

Ans.
2. Change £:54 125. 11d. Jamaica currency to Federal.

54 12 12
20

1092

12

4)13115

3278

163,93 4 cts.

Anf. 163 dols. 934 cents.

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