We passed through the western gate, and came on the Chinese quarter, where there were about 800 Chinese residents, with, as usual, aU the trade in their hands, and all the villainy too, gambling, drinking, opium-smoking, and the other vices being left to their control.
head Chinaman said an improved road between Saraburi and 0rat would benefit the country greatly, and considerably increase
1 (the chief articles of which were rice, sugar, hides, and horns.
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^ ^ice-fields surrounded the city walls, and to the north there is water from which large supplies of salt are obtained. The