Please give your own weights and measures, and then
reduce them into English.
I answer the foregoing queries as follows :
To those questions put to the manager the following answers were given. To the
1st. From 400 to 600 tons daily: a ton is equal to 906 English pounds, and contained in one car elevated at a time from the shaft, making from 400 to 600 car loads daily.
2nd. Three and a half new groschen per ton is paid for digging. A new groschen is worth l^d sterling, making the cost about 4^d per ton, or reducing it to English measure, about 9^d for 2240 lbs. or a ton.
3rd. The additional cost was the balance of 12^ groschens ; the total cost being 12|d for delivering, of which the digging was 3in of course the remainder was nine.
4th. The value stated at the mines, was 25 groschens per ton, being about 62^ per English ton, or six shillings and four pence.
5 th. I have never made anv estimate perhaps forty or fifty.
6 th. The chief market heretofore has been for the manufactories in the vicinity, though a vast quantity (of coal) goes to distant towns upon the railways.
7th. The value as stated was 4000 to 20,000 thalers, even to 54000 in one instance per acre, according to the number of veins and the quality and thickness of the coal. The one we were at, had three veins, and would not be sold under the highest price. The thaler is about three English shillings, which would therefore make said price 600 to 3000 per German (Saxon) acre, but the English acre is 44,040 square feet, and the German 17,328, and therefore an English acre