.. 25 drs. per picul.
silk, gum lac, coarse plates and dishes, salt, quallies or eook-ing-pots of Siam, iron, steel in bars and tubs, Java tobacco, precious stones from Ceylon and other places for rings and ornaments, gunpowder, tin, muskets, swivels, and opium.
The duties of Siack are, on Imports :
Opium......20 drs. per chest. Gahru ..
Salt ........ 8 a coyan. Wax ..
Do. Java .... 10 a do. Gambier
Raw silk .... 5 a cent. Fish-roes
Europe and coast cloths 5 dollars Salt fish , per cent. Sago ..
Merchandize imported in junks of all sorts 5 dollars per cent.
All other articles are free of export or import duty.
Siack produces a great quantity and variety of excellent and durable timber, in which article there was a considerable trade with Prince of Walesa Island about thirteen or fourteen years ago.