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THE ROYAL GAUGER ; in; Or,

eam. Gluging made Perfectly Easy, As It is actually practised by the Officers of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise. In Two Parts.

PART I. Containing the practical Methods of finding the Area's and

Contents of such Superficies and Solids, as are the Foundation of Gauging. Also the Efablished Rules for finding the Contents of all Sorts of Cifterns,

Coppers, Backs, Coclers, Tuns, Stills and Casks, when full, or Part empty: The Examples being performed here both by the

PEN AND SLIDING RULE: And this not in Ale, Beer, Wine and Malt only ; but in Made-Wines,

Soap, Starch, Candles, Hops, Coffee, Tea, Cbocolate, all Sorts of Leather, Paper, &c. which have been very confiderable Branches of the Revenue, as well as of every Excise Officer's Duty for above thirty Years paft, though yet never treated of by any Author. With the Oficer's Duty in the Distillery. Freed from the Obscurities and Errors of other Writers.

PART II. Showing the necessary Steps to be taken for obtaining

Employment in the Excise, with authentic Forms of such Corrificates, Petitions, Oarbs, &c. as are requisite for that Purpose.

Together with Such Directions for the Officer's Condu£t as are necessary for ascertaining

and securing the Duties, to which the respective Traders are subject ; and very advantagecus to those Traders, who are defirous to ascertain the Amount of their respective Duries, without entirely depending upon the Stiil and Integrity of the King's Officer,

To which is added,
Cafk-Gauging, &c. as practised in the Port of London.
The Whole illustrated with many New Copper-Plates adapted to the Subject.

The Third Edition, very much enlarged and improved, For the Benefit of Young Officers, from the Váluable and Authentic Maru

fcriprs of a COLLECTOR; and of Mr. John Downer and Mr. Joseph Bojley, GENERAL SURVEYORS of the London Distillery, lately deceased. By CHARLES LEAD BETTER.

Many Years a Gauger in the Royal Revenue of Excise.

LONDON: Princed for E. WICKSTEED, at the Black-Swan in Newgat.-firiel,

near Naugate Blarket. 17;0.

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