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Cover image for A general introduction to trade and business. Or, The young merchant's and tradesman's magazine. [electronic resource] : Being an assistant to youths, on their leaving school, and entring on apprenticeship; design'd to prevent their losing the learning they have acquired, and calculated for a general instruction, progressively through the various branches of trade and merchandise. Under the following heads: I. The principles of grammar explain'd; whereby the reading and writing true English are render'd very easy II. The use of the pen made easy; or the best instructions to attain a masterly manner of writing; with complete examples of the several hands now in use, and the forms of notes, receipts, &c. curiously engrav'd by Mr. G. Bickham, Sen. III. Arithmetick in all its parts, vulgar and decimal; with examples in all the rules (in the most concise manner) apply'd to business. IV. The usual contractions of words and titles; with proper directions how to address persons of quality, and those in publick employ. V. Examples of bills of parcels, and exchange; instructions for remittances, orders for goods, letters of credit and correspondence, invoices, receipts, &c. Adapted to trade in general. VI. Forms of law precedents, both relating to trade and conveyancing; as bills, bonds, leases, articles, &c. VII. Waterside business; with the constitution of keys, w[b]arfs, porters, &c. And observations on freight, average, primage, &c. VIII. Directions for entring goods at the custom-house, inward, outward, and by certificate; with an account of goods prohibited exportation and importation, and an account of foreign coins, weights and measures. IX. Merchants accompts, with a collection of arithmetical questions, to divert youth. X. Tables of interest from 1 to 100 l. calculated in the most exact manner, to the thousandth part of a farthing. The second edition, with additions and improvements. By William Markham. Author of the introduction to spelling and reading English.
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