Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896 - Commerce
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Page 2 - The following statements, running from January 1, 1874, to April 1, 1899, have been prepared to assist in computing the values in American money of the trade, prices, values, wages, etc., of and in foreign countries, as given in consular and other reports. The series of years are given so that computations may be made for each year in the proper money values of such year. In hurried computations, the reductions of foreign currencies into American currency, no matter for how many years, are too often...
Page 7 - ... feet 1 inch; kilometer (1,000 meters) equals 0.62137 mile (3,280 feet 10 inches) ; myriameter (10,000 meters) equals 6.2137 miles. Metric Surface Measure.
Page 7 - Decigram (-fa gram) equals 1.5432 grains. Gram equals 15.432 grains. Decagram (10 grams) equals 0.3527 ounce. Hectogram (100 grams) equals 3.5274 ounces. Kilogram (1,000 grams) equals 2.2046 pounds. Myriagram (10,000 grams) equals 22.046 pounds. Quintal (100,000 grams) equals 220.46 pounds. Millier or tonnea — ton (1,000,000 grams) equals 2,204.6 pounds. Metric dry measures. Milliliter (y^Vtf liter) equals 0.061 cubic inch. Centiliter (yJ-B liter) equals 0.6102 cubic inch. Deciliter (^ liter) equals...
Page 2 - That the value of foreign coin as expressed in the money of account of the United States shall be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value; and the values of the standard coins in circulation of the various nations of the world shall be estimated quarterly by the Director of the Mint, and be proclaimed by the Secretary of the Treasury immediately after the passage of this Act and thereafter quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October in each year.
Page 2 - The following statements show the valuation of foreign coins, as given by the Director of the United States Mint and published by the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with the first section of the act of March 3, 1873...
Page 2 - IS79> 1881, and 1882 are omitted, these years being selected as showing the least fluctuations when compared with years immediately preceding and following. To save unnecessary repetition, the estimates of valuations are divided into three classes, viz: (A) countries with fixed currencies, (B) countries with fluctuating currencies, and (C) quarterly valuations of fluctuating currencies.
Page 2 - In compliance with the foregoing provisions of law, annual statements were issued by the Treasury Department, beginning with that issued on January 1, 1874, and ending with that issued on January 1, 1890. Since that date, in compliance with the act of October 1, 1890, these valuation statements have been issued quarterly, beginning with the statement issued on January 1, 1891.
Page 7 - Deciliter (,'5 liter) equals 6.1022 cubic inches. Liter equals 0.908 quart. Decaliter (10 liters) equals 9.08 quarts. Hectoliter (loo liters) equals 2.838 bushels.
Page 3 - The Netherlands florin fluctuated up to the year 1880, when it became fixed at 40.2 cents. Countries. Standard. Monetary unit. Value in terms of the United States...
Page 5 - FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. The following table embraces only such weights and measures as are given from time to time in CONSULAR REPORTS and in Commercial Relations: Foreign weights and measures, with American equivalents.

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