Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation Volume 2

Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...materially fallen off. The entries for home consumption in 1832 amounted to only 111,461 cwt. of clean, and 179,627 cwt. of rough grain, or paddy; and, during last year (1833), there was a still further decline. Mr. Cook ascribes this diminution to the reduction that has taken place in the price of wheat, which has fallen from 645. 3d. in 1830 to 52-. lid. in 1833. Mr. C. farther mentions that, in bad seasons, when grain is soft and damp, the millers consider it advantageous to grind a certain proportion of rice with it.--Milbum's Orient. Com.; Ainslie's Mat.Ind., Cook's Com. of Great Britain in 1833; and private information.) The price of rice in bond in the London market, in January, 1834, was as under: --L. t. d. L. i. d, Duty on paddy, the produce of, and imported from, British possesBice, Carolina, new, per cwt.-0 19 Otol 1 0 sious. Id. per quarter. East India, fine, Patna, do. 0 17 0-1 1 0! From America and other foreign place, 2. 6a. per bushel. Bengal, white, dn.--013 6-0 16 0 Duty on American and other foreign places of growth, 15. per cwt cargo, and ordinary---090-0 12 o--Bengal, ami other sorts, If. per cwt. RIGA, a city of European Russia, the capital of Livonia, situated on the Dana, about 9 miles from the sea, in lat. 50 56' 5" N Ion. 24 0' 4" E. Population about 47,000. Harbour.--A light-house has been erected on Fort Comet, on the western side of the mouth of the river. It has 3 lights; the first, elevated about 104 feet (English) above the level of the sea, may be seen, under favourable circumstances, at the distance of 4 leagues; and the second, elevated about 24J feet, may be seen at the distance of 2 leagues. The bar at the mouth of the river has usually from 12 to 13 feet water; and vessels drawing...show more

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