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moderate a price, as to leave a good profit for the adventurer, although much time is consumed in obtaining it. When a vessel has finished her purchase of ivory, her cargo is completed with barwood, at Majumba, or Gaboon.
The currency of the country is mats made from the bamboo. Cloth is valued by the piece and fathom; and other goods bear a relative value.
The duties payable at the various places of trade are inconsiderable. A few presents, of small value, given to the principal men, is all that is expected from vessels trading for ivory.
The natives of Cape Lopez, River Danger, and Corisco, are treacherous, and should be watched.
AN ABSTRACT OF A CARGO SUITABLE TO PURCHASE
100 TONS OF PALM-OIL AT CALABAR, AT 141. PER TON.
Coppers. 100 Tons of Salt
6,200 50 Barrels of Gunpowder
15,000 200 Soldiers' Muskets
8,000 200 Photaes
6,000 300 Romals, assorted
7,200 130 Allijars
2,400 100 Sastracundies
2,400 20 Pieces Lungee Handkerchiefs
800 20 Pieces Pullicat
800 100 Pieces Chintz, English
CAMAROONS FOR ONE TON OF IVORY, VALUED AT 2001.
£. 15 Tons of Salt
15 17 Barrels of Gunpowder
51 50 Tower Guns
30 10 Blue Bafts
10 20 Photaes, Manchester
7 20 Romals, Ditto
7 10 India Romals
5 10 Chelloes
9 i Puncheon of Brandy
10 20 Brass Pans
15 Beads, Iron, Lead Chests, Hardware and Earthenware
Ten tons of Salt added to the above assortment is adequate
to purchase, at the same place, 20 tons of Palm-Oil. Gans, Gunpowder, Neptunes, and mock Coral, always in
GOODS ADAPTED TO PURCHASE 100 TONS OF PALM
OIL, AT BONNY, AT 101. PER TON.
AT CAPE LAHOO, AND ADJACENT PLACES, TO
PURCHASE ONE TON OF IVORY.
120 Half-ounce kegs of Gunpow
Knives, Earthenware, and
REMARKS ON GOODS SUITABLE TO BARTER IN
INDIA COTTON GOODS.
Are always in demand at Bonny, Camaroons, and Coast of Angola; some are also required at Calabar. It is a piece of cloth, that cannot be imitated so well in England, but that the natives of Africa can discover the counterfeit, and invariably give a decided preference to those of India. The price has varied, from 16s. to 40s.
BEJUTAPAUTS, BLUE AND RED, Are always in demand on the Gold Coast, especially those of the Dutch pattern, and which are also suitable for the Calabar trade. Price from 18s. to 25s. each.
This is a good piece of cloth at Bonny, Calabar, Gaboon, Camaroons, and Coast of Angola; those which are fine, and put up in paper, are most suitable for the Gold Coast. Price 16s. to 25s. each.
Those of the French pattern are most esteemed on the Gold Coast. Price from 14s. to 22s.
This piece of cloth is in estimation at Old Calabar, it is also esteemed at Popo, and Wydah. Price 15s. to 25s. each.
TAPSAIL. A useful piece of cloth, and might be successfully imitated at Manchester. Price 12s. to 185. each.
If, of a good pattern, it is in general demand. Price 16s. to 21s. each.
ABBAPHOTAE, OR TOM COFFEE ROMAL,
A favourite piece of goods on the Gold Coast, and also at Calabar. Price from 12s. to 20s. each.
BONNY BLUE ROMAL.
This piece of handkerchiefs is always in demand on the Gold Coast, Bonny, Calabar, and Cama
On the Gold Coast those having blue borders, and that are very fine, are in most esti