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. . ( D., Importation from America (Spanish colonies)

into Mexico.

Denomination of goods

and commodities.

Quantities.

(Value in double piastres.

Cocoa of Maracaybol 7,965 fan. | 235,040 Ditto of Tabasco . 13,551ų ditto 470,229 Coffee . . . 474 quint. 10,720 Havannah wax . 26,470 arrob. 455,760 Campeachy wax. 582, ditto 6,281 Campeachy wood . | 38,444 quint. 57,045 Starch . . . 1,711 arrob. 4,079 Rice . . .

6194 ditto 466 Pitch

338 hogs. 2,0281 Tar .

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548 ditto 2,760 Sacks (sacas ) .

21,697

5,421 Ditto (costales)

1132,811 . 35,450 Straw hats

3,082 doz. 2,413 Packthread. 13,3291 arrob. L 7,685 Matches

4424 ditto 2,187 Blankets and ] mocks

883

1,490 Salt . . .

31,783 fan. 1 47,037 Salt fish

4,000 arrob. 14,050 Cables, ..

4,250 Tortoise shell.

826 lib. l. 5,150 Various articles

. 5,887

Total value in piastres 1,373,428

( E. )
Exportation from Mexico for Spain.

Denomination of goods

and commodities.

Quantities.

Value in douI ble piastres.

Polvo de

786 ditto

(Grana 1 27,251 arrob. 2,191,399

Granilla 1,573 ditto Cochineal

40,226

7,048 (grana SI Indigo . . . $149,069 lib. I 263,729 Vanilla . .

968, mill. 31,625 Sugar

483,944 arrob. 1,495,056 Cocoa of Guayaquil | 3,995fan. 98,794 Ditto of Caracas . . 480ų ditto 17,298 Ditto of Maracaybo 1,739, ditto 53,936 Ditto of Soconuzco 3,959 lib. 2,599 Campeachy wood 26,6354 quint. 49,019 Furs

22,549 Pimento of Tabasco 5,755% ditto 36,981 Cotton in grain . 17,327 ditto 35,910 Roucou . . . 374 arrob. 3,838 Cabinet ? (Bois de wood Smeubles)

14,345 Sarsaparilla . . 4,9121 quint. 86,980 Jalap .

2,281} ditto 61,971 Balms . . .

5,000) Silver

7,356,530 Gold

142,229)

Total value in piastres 12,017,072

( F. ) Exportation from Mexico for other parts of

Spanish America.

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Flour . La 8.5

19,496 ter. 275,905 Sugar

16,348 ditto 19,826 Cocoa of Guayaquil 459, fan. 12,429 Campeachy wood. 1 6,871 quint. 11,792 Raw hides

3,00003 3,161 Cochineal

152 arrob. 12,160 İSkins

71,905 Cotton

5,974 ditto 11,397 Soap

1,766 chests 44,350 Gold leaf .

1,650 Serge ind . 14,732 varas 4,705 Aniseed . . 1,0224 arrob. 1,802 Delfware

692 chests 2,220 Baize (Bayettes). 1,300 varas Different articles '.

40,496 Eatables. . .

83,267 Wrought copper. 14,444 lib. 8,849 Tin

581 quint. 1,483 Lead .

"1 100 ditto 900 Silver.

1,834,146 Goldi.

21,730

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VOL. IV.

RESULT. Balance of the commerce of Vera Cruz in 1803.

piastres.

piastres.

18,493,289

(In national proImportation ductions - 10,614,803 from Spain ) In foreign pro

l ductions - 7,878,486) Exportation for Spain - -

Difference in favour of the importation Total commerce of the mother country with

Vera Cruz.

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19,866,717

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. 14,482,917

Total importation . . . .
Total exportation
Total amount of the commerce of Vera Cruz

34,349,634

The commerce of Vera Cruz was carried on in

: 1803 by 419 vessels of which

From Spain · 103 | Bound for { America · 123 Came } From America 111

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OBSERVATIONS.

1. “ The table of the balance drawn up by “ the consulado of Vera Cruz having obtained “ the approbation of the court and all the 66 bodies of the state, we continue to give the “ greatest publicity to whatever relates to “ the commerce of New Spain. We have “ not included among the objects of importa“ tion and exportation 5,000 quintals of “ mercury, 280,000 reams of paper destined “ for the manufacture of tobacco, 4,000 quintals “ of iron embarked in ships of war, 12,300 “ quintals of plates of copper, and five millions of “ piastres sent into Spain, as well as 1,200,000 “ piastres sent to the West India Islands .“ for the maintenance of fortresses, because 166 all these articles were exported and im“ ported on account of government."

2. “ There were three shipwrecks this year “ on the island of Cancun and the sand-bank .“ of Alacran. The insurance company esta“ blished the 17th July insured in six months “ to the value of 746,000 piastres. The poli“ tical circumstances of Europe and the dread

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