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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ... the merchant vessels off
Ushant, or 19,200 French forts. Extraordinary expences on M. de B.
's account, viz. 2000l. sterling, or 48,000 Sum total of
disbursements to the 1st of July 1779, viz. 33,7131.1 os. sterling,
or 809,124 From which, after deducting the money received from
government, viz. 28,8501. sterling, or. 692,400 My disbursements on
the king's account, exceeded my receipts, by 4,8631. 10s. sterling,
or. 116,724 Recapitulation of the state of my own finances, -.. In
hand on the 1st of January 1779, the sum of 18,7 50l. sterling, or
450,000 By profits arising from purchasing ships. at Plymouth, at
two different times, viz. 7000l. sterling, or 168,000 Sum total of
money, which I should have had in hand, on the istof July 1779
618,000 From which however, in consequence of t my loss, by the
freighting of the Spanish ship, there was a deduction amounting to
2000I. sterling, or. 48,000 '/-i;... J.' At v trench Ifores.
Bcfidcs a deduction also of the sums which I had advanced for the
king, amounting K 4,863. 1 os. sterling, or 116,724 Both of which
reduced the sum total of my money in hand, on the 1st of July Co
i8,8861.10s. sterling, or 453,276 Besides the above, there were
other extraordinary expences, which I had incurred, from being
obliged to increase the salaries of my agents; but, as on the other
hand, I did not let my money lie dead, the profits which I made in
different ways from it, balanced pretty nearly the expences which
are not set down, ' In the mean-time; the term of the agreement
made with my captain being expired, M. de Sartine, authorised me to
renew it upon the same footing; which I did on my last journey to
London, a few days afterwards. Just as the French squadron, under
the command of Count dTQrviuiers Were on
|Country of origin:
Louis L. Krauss
• Victor Claude Antoine Parades
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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