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SPANISH WEST-INDIES:

Accounts are kept in Havannah, Laguira, Vera Cruz, &c. in dollars and rials, reckoning 8 rials to a dollar.

The Spanish arobe is 25 lb.

What will 123 pieces Bretagnes come to, at 26 rials per piece?

123
26

738 246

8)3198

Ans. 399 dols. 6 rials. 2. 21784 feet boards, at 45 dollars per thousand.

21784

399 6

45 per M.

108920 87136 980,280

8

3.

2,240

Anf. 980 dols. 2 rials. 153 cases gin, at 89 dollars per case,

153

89

2 do.

1224
A rials 76 4

38 2
1338 6

Anf. 1338 dols. 6 rials. 4. What is the commission on 14792 dollars 5 rials, at 4 per cent. ?

14792 5

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5. What will 42 barrels of white sugar come to, weighing gross 415 arobes 18 lb. tare and tret on the whole 858 lb, at 26 rials

per arobe?

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10 lb.= arobe 10

8)9916 rials.
1239 4 Ans. 1239 dols. 4 rials.

dols. riak. 6. 125 pieces bretagnes at 26 rials

406 2 7.

do.
24 do.

1531 2 8. 80 umbrellas

64 dollars

520 O 9. 147 arobes of butter

25 do. per 100 lb. 2405

per

arobe 1660 do. 12

7518 0 do. 21 do.

do. 12. 16695 feet boards 40 dols. per M.

667

500 do.

918 6

10.

arobes 19

Ib. sugar

25 rials

11.

4358

EAST-INDIES.

CALCUTTA.

Accounts are kept in Rupees, Annas, and Pice.

12 pice make i anna, 16 annas i rupee. By the bazar, or market exchange, for June, 1797, the exchange was, viz.

100 English guineas were equal to 956 rupees 4 annas.

100 Spanish dollars were equal to' 212 rupees. In Weights--16 chittacks make 1 seer, 40 seers I maud. The factory maud is

75 lb. English. The bazar maud

is

84 ditto. The imports are sold by the factory maud and current rupees. The exports are bought by the bazar maud and licca rupees.

100 ficca rupees are equal to 116 current rupees. Bednah, tin-plates, and hides are sold per corge, 20 to a corge. The cavid is half a yard English.

a. What will 3905 dry hides amount to, at 12 rupees per corge? h.

h. 3905

1.

20

12

I 2

210) 468610

2343

Ans. 2343 rupees. How much will 189 bazar mauds 31 seers 8 chittacks of su. gar come to, at 6 rupees per maud ?

189
189 31 8

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Accounts are kept in Rupees, Quarters, and Rees. 100 rees make i quarter ; 4 quarters i rupee. 218 rupees were equal to 100 Spanish dollars, in April, 1809. The current money is in Mohurs, Rupees, and Pice.

50 pice make i rupee; 15 rupees i mohur. The weights are pounds, mauds, and candies; the pound the fame as English.

A Bombay maud is 28 lb.
A Surat maud is 371 lb.
21 Surat mauds or 784 lb. make 1 Surat candy.
Cotton is sold by the Surat candy.
Camphire and Mocha coffee are sold by the Surat maud.
Malabar pepper is sold by the Bombay candy of 588 lb.

In 274 bales of cotton, weighing neat 996 cwt. 2 qrs. 23 lb. hop many Surat candies ? 784 lb.=7cwt. 7)996 2 23

142 200 two hundreds

24 excess 12 per cent.
56 2 quarters
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Accounts are kept in Pagodas, Fanams, and Carh. 80 cash make 1 fanam ; 36 fanams i pagoda.

The Spanish dollars were in 1798 and '99, at 165 dollars for 100 star pagodas; making the pagoda worth 165 cents. The revenue laws of the United States reckon them at 194 cents.

The Bengal, or Sicca (new) rupee is worth 46 to 47 cents. The revenue laws of the United States value them at 551 cents. The current exchange is 340

Sicca rupees,

for 100 Star pagodas. A Lack of rupees is 100,000.

Cowries are sea shells used as small money in India, and on the coast of Africa, to make change among the natives in the bazar, or market, and in payment to the coolies or labourers. In May, 1792, a rupee was worth 5120 cowries. The common cowries are generally at 5 to 7 rupees per Bazar maud, the better fort from 10 to 14 rupees per maud, the price varying according to the kind.

The picul is 133} lb. English.
100 cattas make a picul.
A maud is 25 lb. Troy, 20 mauds make a candy.
The excellence of their cloth is defined by the threads in the warp.

The duty payable at the custom-house is 2 per cent. outwards and inwards. This is taken on imports according to the invoice, and on exports at the actual cost at the bazar or market.

BATAVIA.

Accounts are kept in Rix Dollars and Stivers.
The rix dollar is 48 stivers.
The ducatoon is 80 ditto.
The Spanish dollaris 64 do. ; sometimes it passes at

60 stivers,
125 lb. Dutch are equal to 133 lb. English.

make

i picul. 10o cattas

i ditto.

125 ditto

1.

In 1333 rix dollars 163 stivers, how many ducatoons ?

1333

16 48

10670

5333
810)640010

Ans, 800 ducatoons.
What will 127477 cattas of bar iron come to, at g rix do Mars

per picul ?

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Anf. 11472 rix dols. 44 stiv. 3. What will 3894 bottles of wine. come to, at 36 stivers per bottle ? 3894

Or thus,

36 stiv. = {rix dol.

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2920 24

2920 24
Anl. 2920 rix dols. 24 stiv.

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