In ancient times of former rajahs, all the subjects of Acheen paid duties to them; a nalee (about eight gantons) of paddy for every nalee which they sowed. For a large house was paid two mace ;* for a small house, one mace; and one mace each year for each coco-nut tree. This tribute was paid annually, at the time of the queens Taj-ul-Alum Safiet ud-deen, Noor ul-Alum, Nakeat ud-deen, and Pasao Gomala Shah; but from their time there was no more tribute paid, on account of the weakness of the government; from whence arose first the sagis, on which account Acheen became three sagees. This is our account. 30th Dzulkaida, 1235 (9 September 1820).
The 30th Dzulkaida, 1235 (9 September 1820). An account of the merchandize exported from Acheen.
1. Betelnut, husked.......... Duty 2 laxas of it on every quantity
of the value of 1 bunkal, or 24 Spanish dollars.
2. Do. cut in flakes .. .. Duty, 6| per cent, ad valorem.
3. Do. of split .. .. .. Duty, 2 laxas of it on every quan-
tity of the value of 1 bunkal or 24 Sp. drs.
4. Do. red do.
.. Do. 6j per cent.
.. Do. 2J do.
.. Do. lA do.
* The mace of Acheen may be reckoned at four copongs, thirteen of which go to a dollar; the value, therefore, will be thirty pice, 44 of our Indian money.