Field and Tuer, the Leadenhall Press : Simpkin, Marshall,
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2 6 BURMA AND THE BURMANS.
ments in the distribution of business, but deliberate together on whatever is brought before them. Their decisions are recorded by clerks of the council known as Tsar-dau-gyees, or by others called Than-dau-zens. Atwenwoons are interior or household ministers who attend the king in turn, and there are four or six of these. Orders of the council are submitted by them to the king for approval, and they are the immediate recipients of the royal orders, though in rank inferior to the Woon-gyees. Besides the cases adjudged by the Hlwot-dau collectively, it has always been the custom for many suits to be referred to individual ministers at their own houses, and this used to be one of the principal sources of revenue to the Woon-gyees. The Atwenwoons transact the extensive business arising in the present reign out of the royal monopolies. The Woon-douks are the third order of ministers, and may be termed the assistants of the Woon-gyees, with whom they sit it* the Hlwot-dau, though in an inferior position.
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