A Concise Treatise on Commercial Book-keeping

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T.R. Marvin, 1843
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Page 20 - the whole is equal to the sum of its parts...
Page 179 - Multiply each payment by the time before it becomes due, and divide the sum of the products by the sum of the payments : the quotient will be the mean time.
Page 4 - For the harmony of a science, supporting each part the other, is and ought to be the true and brief confutation and suppression of all the smaller sort of objections.
Page 175 - A contract of indemnity, by which one party engages, for a stipulated sum, to insure another against a risk to which he is exposed. The party who takes upon him the risk is called the Insurer, or Underwriter; and the party protected by the insurance is called the Insured; the sum paid is called the Premium; and the instrument containing the con, tract is called the Policy.
Page 172 - ... money to enable him to carry on his voyage, and pledges the keel or bottom of the ship (partem pro toto} as a security for the repayment.
Page 3 - There is no man who is not in some degree a merchant, who has not something to buy and something to sell, and who does not therefore want such instructions as may teach him the true value of possessions or commodities.
Page 3 - IN presenting to the public such a work as this, it is obviously proper that something should be said of the object and expectation of its compilers. These may be stated in a few words. It has been their aim and hope to make a selection of psalms and hymns of a highly lyrical character, in respect to sentiment, imagery, language, and structure...
Page 182 - Multiply the amount of the smaller side by the number of days between the two average dates, and divide the product by the balance of the account. The quotient will be the time...
Page 4 - Watts, who has, undoubtedly, written more good psalms and hymns, of a highly lyrical character, than any other author, and to whom the church is indebted, probably, for nearly half of all the valuable lyric poetry in the language. The names of the several authors, when known, or the collections from which the pieces have been taken, are given in the index to the first lines. In selecting and arranging these materials, the compilers have aimed to make a hymn-book of a thoroughly evangelical character,...
Page 174 - for your government," is an expression adopted from the French, signifying, " in order to give you better information, and rules for acting by, in the purchase or sale of any merchandise.

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