## The Mercantile Arithmetic, Adapted to the Commerce of the United States, in Its Domestic and Foreign Relations: With an Appendix Containing Practical Systems of Mensuration, Gauging, and Book-keeping |

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acres Amos Gilman amount annum answer Antwerp arobe balance barrels bbls bill Boston bushels Candareens cargo Cash cask cent centimes Charles Dutton ciphers coffee cost cube currency to Federal decimal denomination diameter discount divide dividend divisor dols Doubloon duty English equal EXAMPLES farthings Federal money Flour fraction freight girt given number given sum grotes hhds hundred inches interest Leger length Livres Mackerel maravadies measure merchant MICHAEL WALSH miles mills months Multiply Notes Payable Notes Receivable Paid payment pence piastres picul pieces pounds proceeds Profit and Loss quarter quintals quotient reals plate reals vellon Reduce remainder rix dollar rotolas RULE Rupees Schooner shillings ship Simon Hill Smyrna sold Spanish dollar square root sterling stivers Stock subtract sugar Sundries Drs tare TROY WEIGHT vessel VULGAR FRACTIONS weight whole numbers yards

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Page 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.

Page 105 - Compute the interest on the principal sum, from the time when the interest commenced, to the first time when a payment was made, which exceeds, either alone, or in conjunction with the preceding payments, if any, the interest at that time due ; add that interest to the principal, and from the sum subtract the payment made at that time, together with the preceding payments, if any, and the remainder forms a new principal; on which compute and subtract the interest, as upon the first principal, and...

Page 74 - Thousand dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, unto the said party of the second part...

Page 105 - ... interest at that time due : add that interest to the principal, and from the sum subtract the payment made at that time, together with the preceding payments (if any) and the remainder forms a new principal ; on which compute and subtract the interest, as upon the first principal: And proceed in this manner to the time of judgment.

Page 12 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...

Page 155 - ... shall be deemed the true contents or tonnage of such ship or vessel ; and if such ship or vessel be single-decked, take the length and breadth, as above directed, deduct from the said length...

Page 138 - New-London to a certain place in 9 days, and to go but 3 miles the first day, increasing every day by an equal excess, so that the last day's journey may be 43 miles: Required the daily increase, and the length of the whole journey 1 Ans.

Page 132 - ... rates with which they are connected. 4. Then, if only one difference stand against any rate, it will be the quantity belonging to that rate ; but if there be several, their sum will be the quantity.* EXAMPLES.

Page 21 - The number to be divided is called the dividend. The number by which we divide is called the divisor.

Page 132 - IS the method of finding what quantity of e'ach of the ingredients, whose rates are given, will compose a mixture of a given rate; so that it is the reverse of alligation medial, and may be proved by it. CASE.