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3. What will 102,896 feet of boards come to, at £.15 per M.?

102,896

15 514480 102896

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4. What will 5 hhd. of sugar come to, weighing 8519 lb. neat, at 70 shillings per 100 lb. ?

8519

70

210) 59613,30

Anf. £.298 3 3

5. How much will 5 hhd. of sugar come to, weighing 9103 lbo neat, at 75 shillings per 100 ?

9103

75

45515 63721

210)6827,25

Anf. £ 341 7 3

BARBADOES.

The Spanish dollar is 6s. 3d. Barbadoes currency.

To change Barbadoes currency to Federal. Rule. Increase the pence in the given fum by one-third for

cents,

EXAMPLE.
Change £ .49 11 10 Barbadoes money to Federal.

Proof A)15869cts.
£.49 11 10

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These islands being inhabited by French and English, the former keep their accounts in Livres, Sóls, and Deniers, and the latter in Pounds, Shillings, and Pence. A current dollar

is

8s. 3d. A round dollar

paffes for

gs. When payment of freight or goods is mentioned in Spanish dollars, disagreement respečting their value has frequently arisen ; and to prevent it, some perfons distinguish them by round and current dollars ; others mention the bits to each. But the most certain way is to specify the number of shillings or livres, instead of dollars ; thus A félls to B a barrel of flour, at 99 shillings or livres ; in payment B may allow him 11 dollars at 9 thillings each, or 12 dollars at 8s. 3d. each, either being equal to 99 shillings or livres, the sum specified by their agreement.

FRENCH WEST-INDIES.

Accounts are kept in Livres, Sols, and Deniers. 12 deniers make i sol, and 20 sols 1 livre. The Spanish dollar passes in some places for 8 livres & fols, and in others for 9 livres.

I cwt. or 112 lb. in the United States is equal to 104 Ib. French. 100 lb. French are equal to 108 lb, nearly, in the United States.

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When any commodity is to be marked in French weight 4 per ceni. is added to the neat hundreds ; thus a hogshead of fish weighing neat 10 cwt. is marked 1040 lb. Fish shipped from the United States will anlwer to the weight thus marked, provided it comes out in good order, and the cask weighs exactly the customary tare, which is 10 per cent.

100 lb. of coffee or cotton, bought in the French islands, will, or ought to weigh 108 ib. (it will often weigh 110 lb.) in the United States; and as these articles are sold here per lb. there is a gain of 8 10 10 per cent. in the weight. But on lugır, which is bought for 100 lb. and fold here per 112, there is a loss of 6 per cent, because there is 4 per cent. between the American cwt. and 100 lb, French, and 2 per cent. difference in the tare. The tare on brown sugar in the French islands being 10 per cent, and the American tare 12 per cwt. The lots on clayed sugar is greater, occasioned by the customary tare, which is but 7 per cent. in the French islands, whereas it is here 12 per cent. the same as on brown sugar,

Nore. The tare allowed on sugar among merchants is 12 per 112 ; that allowed by the custom-house is 12 per 100. and Tret.]

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1. Change 10692 livres to dollars, at 8 livres per dollar,

84 10692
4

4

33 ) 42768(1296

33

97 66

316 .297

198
198

Anl. 1296 dollars. 2. Change 7713 livres to dollars, at 9 livres per dollar.

9.7713

Anf. 857 dollars. 3. In 1296 dollars, at 8 livres each, how many livres ?

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324

Anf. 10692 livres,

4. 857 dollars, at 9 livres each, how many livres ?

857

9

Ans. 7713 livres.

5. What will 1642 lb. of coffee come to at 15

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6. 1780 lb. cotton at 157 livres 10 sols per 100 lb.

1780
157

12460
8900

1780
10 fols į 890

liv. 2803150

20

fols 10 oo

Ans. 2803 liv. 10 fols.

7. 24 barrels of beef at 101 liv. I fol 3 deniers

per

barrel.

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8. How many dollars, at 8 livres 5 fols. per dollar, will pay for 12 hhd, of brown sugar, weighing 13365 lb. at 40 livres per 100 lb.

13365

40

815346,00
4

4

33 ) 21384 (648 dollars.

198

158 132

264
264

9. A cargo, amounting to 12536 dollars in the United States, is Sold at 121 per cent, advance on the invoice ; how many livres will it amount to, estimating the dollar at 8 livres each.

121=1)12536 invoice.

1567 advance,

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340 10 0

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40 10

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fols d.

liv. s. d. 10. 6hhd. coffee weighing 4471 lb. at 14 6 per lb. 3241 9

6 II. 14 do. sugar

do,

16477 38 liv. per 100, 6261 52 bale of cotton do.

227 150

ditto 13 94 hhd, fish

33

ditto 33433 59 14. 16 casks of rice do. 6575

ditto

6 15. 1390 hoops

480

667 40 16. 15059 feet of boards

ditto 17. 48 shaken hhd. with heads 7 15 per

hhd. 18. 29 barrels of beef

90 15 per bbl. 2631 15 0 19. 6759 velts of molaires

26
per

velt 8786 140 20. 32670 gals. do. at 731.77.9 d. per tierce of 6ogals. 39959 9

per M.

100

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