The Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 6

The Modern Part of an Universal History, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 6

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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...their commodities, consisting in pre-commti1cious stones, gold, silver, tin, lead, sulphur, both red and " common; cotton, spun and unspun, tea, lack, japan or brazil-wood, and the medicinal root above mentioned. The merchants of Mohang bring them elephants; the Chinese import raw and manusactured silk, with white hair, as sine as silk, and civet; of this hair the great tusts are made which adorn the elephant's ears on which the king of Siam rides; also the tusts worn by the Chinese on their bonnets. The western merchants from Tay-yay and Pama-hang, or Ava, bring iron, yellow and red senders, linin, chints, or painted callicoes, venison, a kind of red medicinal paste, opium, and other commodities of Hindustan, which they exchange for gold, silver, and precious stones. Lastly, the traders of Kemerat and Kyanghay bring cows and busfaloes, to barter for silver, tin, and-. sulphur m. The city of Leng, capital of Lahos, is eight days jour-city of ney from Kemerat, situated on both sides of the river Lag triMenan Tay, or Menjin Lay, which runs thence to Ke-butary merat. It has neither walls nor fortress, heing inclofed /lva' only with palifades; and in circuit about four hundred senes or cords, each twenty Chinese fathoms. Rice is in such plenty in this city, that one may have sifty or sixty pounds of it for a few halfpence. Fish, indeed, is scarce; but, to make amends, the markets abound with the flesh of busfaloes, stags, and other animals. In the months of May, June, and July, all forts of fruit may be had there, found in the kingdom of Siam, excepting the thurian, or durian, and the mangustan. The king of Marini, p. 6-, & selq. Qji Leng, Leng, or Laos, is tributary to Hawa, or Pama-hang j and an ambassador is sent annually more

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