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« of Guatimala. This valuable production # comes in time of war by the way of * Oaxaca; and we must hope, that it will con“ tinue to be exported from Vera Cruz

in time of peace, if government give freev dom to the commerce of the Rio Hua*6 sacualco. .“ 7. Notwithstanding the great number of " vessels which arrived this year at Vera “ Cruz, in two hundred and sixty voyages from “ Europe to America, and from America to “ Europe, there was not a single shipwreck, nor 6 any other fatal event at sea. The cruel dis“ ease called black vomiting, which raged from “ April to October, carried off fifteen hundred “ individuals partly Europeans, and partly in* habitants of the cold regions of Mexico. “ This disease has thrown great obstacles in “ the way of internal trade, as the muleteers “ were afraid of approaching the port of Vera 6 Cruz.

« 8. All the vessels stated in the column of * vessels from America, are not to be con“ sidered as ships employed in the commerce “ of the American colonies; for it frequently “ happens that Spanish vessels take in silver 6 in Mexico, and sail for the Havannah and • Caracas, where they load with sugar and * cocoa.

“ 9. During the course of the year .“ 1802, 196 litigated causes were determined

« by the Tribunal da Consulado; and there “ remains but a single suit to be deter“ mined.”

Vera Cruz, 19th February,

1803.

TABLE II. (A) : Balance of the Commerce of Vera Cruz in 1803. Importation from Spain into Mexico of national

agricultural produce.

Denomination of goods

and commodities.

Quantities.

Value in double piastres.

pe piastres.

..

.

.

.

White wine . .

7,597 hogs. 142,367 Red wine .

17,520 ditto 267,870 Bottled wine ..

23,455

8,974 Vinegar . .

1 705

8,583 Brandy. .

31,721 1,105,859 Oil of olives

12,4791 arrob 37,722 Saffron

17,1744 lib. 344,087 Almonds

1,298 quint. 34,825 Filberts . .

2551 ditto 4,201 Olives.

21,611 jars 30,609 Capers .

193 barr. 5,609 Aromatic herbs

68 quint. 659 Linseed oil .

125 ditto 250 Dried grapes

1,107 ditto 12,749 Figs . . .

631 ditto 1,604 Prunes . . .

36. ditto 797 Pickled fruits

259 arrob. 380 Hams.

147 ditto 1,341 Sausages

175 doz. 350 Spices.

1,287 Fruits preserved in ?

600 can.

300 Brandy

Total value in piastres 2,010,423

( B. ) Importation from Spain into Mexico, of the

produce of the national industry.

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( c. ) Importation from Spain into Mexico of the produce of foreign agriculture and industry. Denomination of goods

(Value in dou)

Quantities. by and commodities.

ble piastres.

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Butter ...

3,660 lib.
Cheese r': i 524 quint. 1,840
Sausages 1... . 884 lib. 1,295
Cod .. . .

200 quint. 5,000 Beer

1,455 bott. 1. 850 Coarse linen. . . 48 pieces 1,536) Canteens (frasqueras) 273

13,250 Delf ware

66,256 Iron

100 quint. · 7001 Cinnamon

20,512 lib. 68,713 Cloves . . . 6,176 ditto 18,419 Pimento

380 ditto 17880 White paper . 18,182 reams 64,163 Large-eagle (grand

$1

24 ditto I aigle) paper

528 Steel

. 5,966; quint. 108,561 White iron ;

553 chests. 14,742 Genoa sharping stones 1,500

1,125 Woollens, Tercios 1 13,348

5,884,467 cottons, j arpillados llinens, Caxones

570,461 Isilks, }arpillados Imuslins, Caxones R5960

971,908 andstock-toscos Jings in Baules 101

81,545 Total value in piastres 7,878,486)

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