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h e h as al so had h is. Sha re. in the 1 ate Turkijh War: In his Travels to Italy, he made a Campaign on. the Galleys of Mftlt*.t and is honoured with a Cross of that Order., He is the politest Man in the Country, and most improved by his Travels,; is magnificent in his Equipage and way of Life, extremely beloved by the Soldiers, and almost adored by the People; he enjoys a vigorous Age at sixty and odd, has Goodnature, Honour, and as much personal Valour as any Mas, but not Experience enough to act against an Army of regular Troops; he often suffers under the Favorite's Persecution, and has more than once desired Leave to lay down his Command, but has always been refused. . - -v

These are several other. Ministers who come into the privy Council, but as they confine themselves to the domeftick Affairs, and have no remarkable Degree of Favour, -or Influence in Matters of State, I shall not trouble you with their Names or Employments, bufij^roceed to seme /small Account •of^he • ••* C^^i&es,''. 'a»w3wi•'• '

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The Commerce Coin of. Muscovy is a small Piece

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An''muidfed' Rubles weighed twelve 'Poui«N& Bastlowitz's Time, 'whft reigr/etf from j to 1584, and were kept up to eleven Pounds till the Pei^n of his present Majesty, but since the War, and growing Necessities of the Treasury, have^eehieduccd by Degrees to six Pounds twelve Ounces and three Quarters, Engli/h Weight. An hundred Rubles of old Copecks weighing ten Pounds, "are rreceived:lrf the Treasury, at an Allowance of fifteen per cent, and are there melted down into new Copeeks. \ns ^otCI sioditoUsL wsTsiosni if b'jJ-ioqrru^i-bloO sdT "tehiS.

The Standard stiould be of the fame Goodness" with Lyon Dollars, viz. twelve Ounces fine" silver,

Standard. ?n$j^-&unces Alloy to the Pound Weight,

but most .that is carried into the Mint is not above ten Ounces fine'&lver, arid being seldom tryed'when melted, their Coins are of different Value, as the Run happens to be good or bad, Plate, "Dollars,

s 'and and old Copeeks being all melted together, with an

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r' much on Trade, that it will be nepeflary to make some1 Mention of the chief Branches in this Placed' ud »v

The Goods chiefly imported from England are. all j r t (. Sorts of Woolen Manufactures, Lead, imputations. <j*-^ Dying-Woods, Indigo, Pewter, Oiibanum, Brimstone, Lignum-vitae: The Hollanders and ftnmhutrtrh^t ^~r.A-


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^ferr, besides these, bring Wines, , Glass-ware, Spices, Dollars, Plate, Gold and Silver Lace, Brocades, Silesia Cloth, and air-Sorts of'Gallanteries.

The export chiefly, Hemp, Flax, Train

Gir, Linen, Pot-Ash, Rhubarb, Isin

viar j the two last to Leghome. The Hollanders and Hamburghers carry out farther, Wood-Ash, Masts, Hydes dried and salted, Tallow, Sables, He Seed, Mats', aud Hogs-Bristles.

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Measures of Oil; the Skins and Oil are sent to England. Afer/es, or Sea-Horses, from Noya-Zemb!ar used to load thirty Boats a Year with Blubber, the Teeih are esteemed next to Ivory, but the Trade being monopolized by a Company decays dairy. Cod and Stock-Fish, about three Ships lading Yearly to Denmark; Salmon salted and dried, a Ship's Loading to Biliea; these with the Cod are taken in the North-Sea, about Kitduyn and Cola; but the Ships bring Salt from St. Vbes.

"Tr^YoTeign Merchants are obliged to pay their Castorm .fa DoHars, Specie, at Archangels which are only reckoned at the ancient Value Cu^'m'' of firryCopeeks when received into the Treasury, and th&OT b^ Weight, fourteen to the Pound, which, fclAJrn1 hoiking, it cornes from fourteen, and a QuaTtef to" three Quarters. Foreigners pay five p*n cent, for all Goods bought and fold by Weight, and four per cent, for those Tale or Measure j they only pay single Duties ei le'r for their Exportation or Imporritforfs," whichsoever mount highest at the Ena^of "Ate Trade' 'Timej Goods sent us by Fctr., retgners to Mtfcoi or any* inland Towns pay ten per. f/rf.'itt"t)oHars, and six. per cent. y/ha;e theyhuyoor sert'iH'•lfe/}tlvfojiey: Thc.Jlujtans pay five.per cent. where they sell or bu>k in the Country, and five per cent, at Archangel. Wine pays a particular Custom of fiW&afiors an Hogshead.


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