The merchants' handbook

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Edward Stanford, 1872 - 278 pages
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Page 91 - ... lawful money and a legal tender in payment of all debts, public and private, within the United States, except duties on imports and interest as aforesaid.
Page 115 - THE CIRCLE. 60 Seconds =• 1 Minute 60 Minutes = 1 Degree 30 Degrees = 1 Sign 90 Degrees = 1 Quadrant 360 Degrees or 12 Signs = 1 Circumference. 6. MEASURE OF TIME. 60 Seconds = 1 Minute 60 Minutes...
Page 108 - Yard, when compared with a Pendulum vibrating Seconds of Mean Time in the Latitude of London in a Vacuum at the Level of the Sea is in the proportion of Thirty-Six Inches to Thirty-Nine Inches and one thousand three hundred and ninety-three ten-thousandth Parts of an Inch...
Page 110 - Gallon., containing Ten Pounds Avoirdupois Weight of distilled Water weighed in Air, at the Temperature of Sixty two Degrees of Fahrenheit's Thermometer, the Barometer being at...
Page 115 - M. 60 minutes, 1 hour, h. 24 hours, 1 day, d. 7 days, . 1 week, w. 4 weeks, 1 month, mo. 13 months, 1 day and 6 hours, 1 Julian year, yr. Thirty days hath September, April, June and November ; February twenty-eight alone, all the rest have thirtyone.
Page 9 - One thousand eight hundred and forty-four, all persons shall be entitled to demand from the Issue Department of the Bank of England Bank of England notes in exchange for gold bullion, at the rate of Three pounds seventeen shillings and ninepence per ounce of standard gold...
Page 11 - Mint indenture (that is to say), that there should be nine hundred and thirty-four sovereigns and one ten shilling piece contained in twenty pounds weight troy of standard gold, of the fineness at the trial of the same of twenty-two carats fine gold and two carats of alloy in the pound weight troy...
Page 11 - ... carats • — or twenty-fourth parts — fine, and two of A., is divided into forty-four guineas and a half, of the present value of twenty-one shillings each. In the case of silver, the pound troy is declared by the same act — extended by a recent statute, the 12 and 13 Viet. c. 41 — to consist of eleven ounces two pennyweights of fine silver, and eighteen pennyweights of A., and in weight to be divided into sixty-six shillings. The regulation of the coinage forms part of the prerogative...
Page 111 - The standard measure of capacity for coals, culm, lime, fish, potatoes, or fruit, and all other goods and things commonly sold by heaped measure, shall be the aforesaid bushel, containing eighty pounds avoirdupois of water as aforesaid, the same being made round with a plain and even bottom, and being nineteen inches and a half from outside to outside of such standard measure as aforesaid.

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