extent of country, including Cochin China, Tonquin, Laos, Champa, and Cambodia. Six hundred petis go to a choo-choo, seven of which are equivalent to a dollar; the choo-choo is again divided into ten teans, of sixty petis each : so that the comparative values of the Straits and Cambodian currency are as follows :a
Petis. Tean. Choo-choo. Spanish Dollar and Cents.
60 1 a = if- cents.
600 10 1 = I4f do.
4200 70 7 = one Spanish dollar.
u Ten choo-choos are generally tied together in a bundle for convenience of carriage, and c. ; the weight the bundles is enormous, four of them weighing a picul. We received from the King three bundlesa their equivalent value in Straits money being equal to the magnificent sum of four dollars and twenty-eight cents, or thereabouts : it certainly looked a great deal, a*id was just about as much as a man could carry.
" The next morning early, we began to unpack and a*range our philosophical apparatus, so as to be in readiness for his Majesty, thinking he would come aWt mid-day: his curiosity, however, to see the things was so great, he could not restrain himself, a**d before we had finished unpacking the King was Enounced. He came attended, as usual, by a number women, so that the little room in which we were Was quite blocked up. His Majesty seated himself the table on which all the apparatus was arranged, aed began to examine everything, asking numberless gestions regarding the construction, use, and cost
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