East India Trader's Complete Guide (Google eBook)

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Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, 1825 - Asia - 586 pages
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Page 104 - ... tubercles, varying from the size of a pin's head to that of a large pea, isolated or confluent ; or, secondly, as yellowish patches of irregular outline, slightly elevated, and with but little hardness.
Page 567 - ... Spirits or strong Waters the produce of any British Possession in America, not being sweetened Spirits, or Spirits mixed with any article so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be exactly ascertained by such hydrometer...
Page 587 - Journals of the Sieges of the Madras Army, in the years 1817, 1818, and 1819, with Observations on the System according to which such Operations have usually been conducted in India, and a Statement of the Improvements that appear necessary.
Page 519 - Desima, when anything is to be exported or imported, are seated the head and under banjoses, and interpreters, before whose eyes the whole undergoes a strict search. And that the Europeans may not scrape an acquaintance with the searchers, they are changed so often that no opportunity is given them. " This puts a stop to illicit commerce only, but not to private trade, as everybody is at liberty to carry in whatever he can dispose of, or there is a demand for, and even such articles as are not allowed...
Page 303 - They are found in such abundance, over many parts of Bengal and the adjoining provinces, as to have afforded to the natives, from time immemorial, an abundant supply of a most durable, coarse, dark coloured silk, commonly called Tusseh silk, which is woven into a kind of cloth called Tusseh doot'hies, much worn by Bramins and other sects of Hindoos.
Page 519 - ... are very dangerous to import ; but the Europeans are otherwise suffered to carry in a great number of books for their own use ; and the search was the less strict in this respect, as they looked into a few of them only. Latin, French, Swedish, and German books and manuscripts pass the more easily, as the interpreters do not understand them. Arms, it is true, are not allowed to be carried into the country ; nevertheless, we are as yet suffered to take our swords with us. " The Dutch themselves...
Page 520 - ... need of instruction, bear the denomination of apprentices or learners. Formerly the Japanese apprentices were instructed by the Dutch themselves in their language, but now they are taught by the elder interpreters. The apprentices had also, before this, liberty to come to the factory whenever they chose ; but now they are only suffered to come when they are on actual service. The interpreters rise gradually and in rotation to preferments and emoluments, without being employed in any other department....
Page 519 - ... nevertheless, we are as yet suffered to take our swords with us. "The Dutch themselves are the occasion of these over-rigorous searches, the strictness of which has been augmented on several different occasions, till it has arrived at its present height. Numerous artifices have been applied to the purpose of bringing goods into the factory by stealth ; and the interpreters, who heretofore had never been searched, used to carry contraband goods by degrees, and in small parcels, to the town, where...
Page 304 - Their cocoons are remarkably soft and white, or yellowish ; the filament so exceedingly delicate as to render it impracticable to wind off the silk : it is therefore spun like cotton. The yarn thus manufactured, is wove into a coarse kind of white cloth, of a seemingly loose texture, but of incredible durability, the life of one person being seldom sufficient to wear out a garment made of it ; so that the same piece descends from mother to daughter.

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