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TO MEASURE LOADS OF WOOD.

RULE. Multiply the length by the breadth, and the produet by the depth or height, which will give the content in solid feet; of which 64 make half a cord, and 128 a cord.

EXAMPI.E. How many solid fret arr contained in a load of wouls 7 feet 6 inches long, 4 feet 2 inches wide, and 2 feet s inches high?

7 ft. 6 in.=7,5 and 4 ft. 2 in. 4,167 and 2 ft. 3 in= 2,25; then, 7,5x4,167.51,2525X2,25=70,318.125 solid feet, Ans.

But loails of wood are commonly estimated by the foot, allowing the lead to be 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and theu 2 feet high will make half a cord, which is callcd 4 feet of wood; but if the breadth of the load be less than 4 feet. its height must be iacreased so as to make half a cord, which is still called 4 feet of woord.

By nieasuring the breadth and heighth of the load, the content may be found by the following

RUIE. Multiply the breadth by the height, and half the product will be the content in feet and inches. .

RXANPLK. . . Required the content of a load of wood which is S feet 9 inches wide wad : feet 6 inches high. By Duodecimals. By Idecimals.

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F. an. Ans. 4 85 4,6875*4 8t, or half a cord and

84 inches over. The furngoing wethod is concine and any vo those who are well acquainted with Inuodecinals, but the following Table will gore, the coutent of uny loud of wood, by inspection only, suficiendy and Cop common protico ; which will be found very convenien

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atop, stands 36 inches; and under 8 inches, stands 18 inches • now 36 and 12, make 49, the answer in inches : and 48+12=4 feet, or just liald cord,

3. Admit the breadth to be 3 feet 11 inches, and height S feet 9 inches; required the content.

Under 3 feet at tap, stanuls 70; and under 9 inches, is 18: 70 and 18, niake 88+12=7 feet 4 inches, or 7 st. 1 qr. 2 inches, the answer. . . . .

ii. TABLE. 1. i Showing the amount of £1,or 81, at 5 and 6 per cent. per

. annum, Compound Interest, for 20 years.
I'rs. 15 percent.[6 per cent. I'rs. 5 per cent.[6 per cent.

1 | 1,03000 | 1,06000 11 | 1,71034' 1,89829!
% 1,10250 1,12360 12 1,79585 | 2,01219
3 1,15762) 1,19104 1,13 1,88565 | 2,13292
4 11,21550 | 1,26217 14.) 1,97993 12,26090
5 1 628 1,33822 2,07893 | 2,39635
6/1,340091,41851 1. 16 2,68287 2,54,27
7) 1,40710 1,50363 | 17 | 2,29201 2.69377
8 1,47745 1,59384 118 1 2,40061 | 2.85433

9 1,55132 ) 1.68947 | 19 | 2.52695 3.12559 | 10 | 1,62889 1,7308420 2,65329 3,20:15 VII. The weights of the coins of the United States.

.! sier prot. gr. Eagles,

11.,6. Standard: . is 1, Half-Fagles,

5.15
"Quarter-Eagles, red2 194 )

Dollars, u. 17 8 . ."
Half-Dollars, : 8 16 I Srinlard.
Quarter-Dullars, ??1.4 8 5
Dines,
Half-Dimes, ::
Cests,

* 8.16 Half-Cents, The standard for gold coin is 11 paru pure gold and one part of loy--the alloy to colistint of silver and copper. The sandard for silver coin is 1485 marts Ano to 179 parts alloy--the allay to be whol.

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TABLES.

Tlf. three fo!lowing Tables are calculated agreeable to an Act of Congress passed in November, 1792, making foreign Ciobel and Silver Coins a levral tender for the pay. nient of all thebts and slemands, at the several and respec. tive rates fuiluwing, viz.. The Ciobel Coins of Great-Bri. tain and Portugal, of their preserit standard, at the rate of 100) cruits for every 27 grains of the actual weight there. of.Those of France and Spain 27 rains of the actual weight thereof.-Spanish inilled Dollars weighing 17 put. 7 gr. erual to 100 cents, and in proportion for the parts of a dollar.-Crowns of France, weighing 18 pwt. 17 yr. equal to 110 cents, and in proportion for the parts of à l'rown. They have enacteil, that every cent shall contain 208 grains of copper, aad every hall-cent 104 grains.

TABLE IV.

Weights of several pieces of English, Portuguese, and

French Gold Coins.

| Prt. 1 Gr. Dols. Cts. II. Johannes, .......

16 0 0 1 Single, ditto, ..... English Guinea, ..

4 663 Half, ditto, ....

2 331 French Guinea, ....

4 598 Half, ditto, ....

2 15 2 299 4 Pistoles, .....

1612 14 45 2 12 Pistoles, ...,

8 61 7 22 6 Pistole, ....

S 61 3 Moidore, ...:::

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