Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 Volume 1
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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...and Concepcion with grain, returning in ballast to Valparaiso, to load with foreign manufactures for the various ports of the republic. The exports are taken away in foreign vessels, and consist of copper, hides, wool, hemp, and plata pina. About sixty thousand quintals of copper are exported from Huasco, Coquimbo, and Valparaiso annually; one hundred and fifty to two hundred thousand quintals of 100 lbs. in copper ores are shipped annually to England, and one hundred thousand marks of 8 oz. in bar silver. The returns from sales of English goods are made mostly in bullion. Thirty thousand hides are exported, principally from Valparaiso. Five to six hundred quintals of wool are shipped annually from Concepcion. The grain and country produce are generally sent to Peru and Guayaquil. Very little silver is coined in the country, dollars being an article of merchandise, worth from seven to nine per cent., according to the supplies from Bolivia or Peru. From eight hundred thousand to one million silver dollars come annually from Cobija to Valparaiso, and are shipped thence to England. Gold coins are issued from the mint at Santiago, doubloons, half, quarter, and eighth doublooD pieces; the current value of the ounce is seventeen dollars twenty-five v The revenue of the government is largest from commerce: The custom-house receipts are fully Tobacco and wines, monopolies of government, Diezmos, or tithes, ..... Alcavalcs, or internal sources of revenue, . Making a total of... 81,000,000 400,000 600,000 200,000 $2,200,000 The ordinary expenditure is about $1,800,000. The number of foreign vessels employed in the trade is about two hundred and seventy, the same vessels arriving generally twice. They are of the following nations: English, ......
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