Ledger of Andrew Halyburton, Conservator of the Privileges of the Scotch Nation in the Netherlands, 1492-1503: Together with The Book of Customs and Valuation of Merchandises in Scotland, 1612 (Google eBook)

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H. M. General Register House, 1867 - Prices - 403 pages
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Page cvi - The scituation of this towne in a plentifull land, and the mercantile genius of the people, are strong signes of her increase and groweth, were she not checqued and kept under by the shallownesse of her river, every day more and more increasing and filling up...
Page cvi - Colledge which is here) are traders and dealers : Some for Ireland with small smiddy coales, in open boates, from foure to ten tonnes, from whence they bring hoopes, ronges, barrell staves, meale, oates, and butter...
Page xlviii - Peut-être même trouverez-vous que j'en ai trop dit ; mais de quoi voulez-vous que je vous entretienne ? De vous dire qu'il fait ici le plus beau temps du monde ? vous ne vous en mettez guère en peine. De vous dire qu'on doit cette semaine créer des consuls?
Page cvi - Sea,) for which they returne salt, paper, rosin, and prunes ; some to Norway for timber ; and every one with theyr neighbours the Highlanders, who come hither from the Isles and Westerne parts ; in summer by the Mul of Cantyre, and in winter by the Torban...
Page cvi - Torban to the head of the Loquh Fyn, (which is a small neck of sandy land, over which they usually drawe theyr small boates into the Firth of Dunbarton,) and soe passe up in the Cluyde with pladding, dry hides, goate, kid, and deere skyns, which they sell, and purchase with theyr price such comodityes and provisions as they stand in neede of, from time to time.
Page cv - ... and followeing theyr heards up and downe in theyr pastorage, rather than any dextrous improvement of theyr time, hath quite banished all trade from the inland parts, and drove her downe to the very sea-side, where that little which is still remayneing, (and was never greate in the most proude and flourishing times...
Page cv - ... of those parts where there is any exercised ; which is mostly and chiefly on the east part, and soe northerly along the side of the German Ocean; or else on the westerne part, along Dunbryton Firth into the Irish or English Seas; the rest. of the country, from that firth on the west side, with all...
Page cvi - Cluyde with pladding, dry hides, goate, kid, and deere skyns, which they sell, and purchase with theyr price such comodityes and provisions as they stand in neede of, from time to time. Here hath likewise beene some who have adventured as farre as the Barbadoes ; but the losse they have sustayned by reason of theyr goeing out and comeing home late every yearc, have made them discontinue goeing thither any more.
Page xliii - Doth not the wise merchant, in every adventure of danger, give part to have the rest assured...
Page cvi - ... miles, where they must unlade, and send up theyr timber and Norway trade in rafts on floates, and all other comodityes by three or foure tonnes of goods at a time, in small cobbles or boates of three, foure, five, and none of above 6 tons, a boate. There is in this port a collector, a checque, and four wayters, who looke to this place...

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