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1. Quantity of Registered Gold and Silver
ready given, with - - - -1,353,452,000
piastres per annum, I reckon
In 1548 the mines of Zacatecas '
began to be worked, and the
mines of Guanaxuato in 1558 ; _
and nearly at the same period
amalmagation was invented by-.
Medina We may reckon from
15418 till 1600 at least two
millions, and from 1600 till
1690 three millions per an
num - - - - - - - - 874,000,000 The mines of Potosi, supplied
from their discovery in 1545 till
the year 1803 1095;} millions .
of piastres, or 128,882,000
marcs , namely, from 1545 to
1550 nearly - - - - - - 127,500,000 From 1559 to 1789, according V
to the registers of the treasury
already given - - - - - - 788,258,500 Add on account of the value of
the peso de minas, from 1556 I
to 1000 - - - - - - 134,000,000 Produce of Potosi, from 1789 to 1803 - . . - - -1 -- 46,000,000
The mines of Pasco or Yauri-
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Brought over 4.-80,000,000 From 1756 to 1808, reckoning
only an annual produce‘ of
Registered ‘gold of the Portu- . guese Colonies, from the dis- 634,,54,4.,()()() covery of Brazil till 1803
II. Gold and Silver not registered, extracted from the mines of the New Continent, from 14192 to 1803.
A. SPANISH COLONIES.
I reckon for New Spain, where the furtive extraction was very considerable till the middle of the eighteenth century, a.
‘seventh - -. -. - - - - 260,000,000
For Potosi, the fourth of the pi
' total produce, on account of i '
the enormous contraband at
the beginning of working the
mines - - - - -0- - - 274,000,000
Pasco, Gualgayoc, and the rest
river towards Brazil“ - - - 200,000,000 y . Carried over 734,000,000 voL. ni. _ 11 E