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If more be received for a pound sterling than is expressed on this scale, it
MONEY OF NASSAU, FRANKFORT, BADEN, WIRTEMBERG, BAVARIA, &c.
FLORINS (at the Rate of 24 to the Mark of Silver) reduced to the Value at par of the Money of
Various Foreign Measures of Length reduced to English Measure.
The Prussian or Rhineland foot, which is divided into 12 inches 12.3.56 English inches, or 0.31382 mètre. The Prussian ell is 25 =26 256 English inches, or 0.6669 mètre. The ruthe is Rhineland feet 4.118 English yards. 7.532 kilomètres.
Prussian inches 12 Prussian or A Prussian mile is 2000 ruthen=
The Dresden foot-11-24 English inches, or 14 Dresden feet = 13 English feet, nearly. 1 Dresden ell=2 Dresden feet = 1 ft. 10 inch. English, nearly. 21 Dresden ells=13 English yards. 1 Dresden ruthe 8 Dresden ells=4.996 English yards.
There are two kinds of feet generally used in Holland, viz. the Amsterdam foot and the Rhineland foot. The Amsterdam foot is divided into 11 inches, and each inch is divided into quarters and eighths. This foot=11.147 English inches, or 0.283133 mètres. The value of the Rhineland foot is given above. There are three ells used in Holland, viz. the ell of Amsterdam=27.0797 English inches; the ell of the Hague=27.333 English inches; and the ell of Brabant=27.585 English inches.
In Belgium, since 1820, the French decimal system, founded on the mètre, is generally used. 1 mètre = 39.37079 English inches; 1 kilomètre 1093 6331 English yards; 1 myriamètre = 6 miles, 5 furlongs, 176 yards, English measure. 1610 mètres 1 English mile.
TRAVELLERS ON THE CONTINENT.
1. Passports. -2. Money.
3. Custom House.
4. Travelling in Holland: Posting, Diligences, Roads, Railroads, Maps. 5. Travelling by Water, Trekschuit. 6. Water.-7. Inns.-8. General View of Holland.-9. Dykes.10. Canals. 11. Polders. 13. Gardens and Summer Houses. -14. Dutch School of Painting; Picture Galleries in Holland. - 15. Some Peculiarities of Dutch Manners. 16. Music, Organs.
(In the Table of Contents throughout this book the names of places are printed in italics only in those Routes where they are described.)
PERSONS going direct to Rotterdam, or any other Dutch port, may obtain a passport from the Dutch consul, 123. Fenchurch Street, who makes a charge of 5s. If provided with another passport, they had better, at least, secure a Dutch minister's signature to it. Little strictness is usually observed in Holland regarding passports. After the political events of 1848, however, the police, particularly at Rotterdam and its neighbourhood, became very strict about them. A Prussian, French, or Belgian passport, properly visé, will answer perfectly well for travelling in Holland.