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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

100

6,200 50 Barrels of Gunpowder

150

15,000 200 Soldiers' Muskets

185

8,000 200 Photaes

180

6,000 300 Romals, assorted

162

7,200 130 Allijars

50

2,400 100 Sastracundies

60

2,400 20 Pieces Lungee Handkerchiefs

25

800 20 Pieces Pullicat

25

800 100 Pieces Chintz, English

90

2,400

£1,037

51,200

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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

31

7

£200

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

great demand.

GOODS ADAPTED TO PURCHASE 100 TONS OF PALM

OIL, AT BONNY, AT 101. PER TON.

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120 Half-ounce kegs of Gunpow

der
50 Dane, or Buccaneer Guns
40 Ankers of Brandy
50 Common Romals
15 Chelloes, common
15 Bejutapauts, common -
20 Half Cottons
20 Boxes of Pipes
Iron Bars, Lead Bars, Dutch

Knives, Earthenware, and
Hardware

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REMARKS ON GOODS SUITABLE TO BARTER IN

AFRICA.

INDIA COTTON GOODS.

BLUE BAFTS

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.

CHELLOE.

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.

NICCANEE.

Those of the French pattern are most esteemed on the Gold Coast. Price from 14s. to 22s.

PHOTAES.

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.

NEGANIPAUTS.

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

roons.

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