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ARITHMETIC, each British Youth should Learn,
NE W GAST L E:
by T. EVANS, Pater-nofter-
M, DCC, LXXVI.
E-9-35 3 on 28
PRE FAC E.
P R E F A G E.
N the following Pages I have delivered the Rules in as brief and concise a manner as I posibly could, so as to make them
general, and in order to render those Rules more easy and familiar, have work'd most of the Examples at full length.
I need not, (I prefume) say any thing concerning the utility of, and advantages that accrue to mankind in general from Arithmetic, since they are by this time pretty well known, and also deserve the employment of a much better Den than mine, but I will venture to say, (and I hope you will pardon me for it) that the Rules laid down in this Book, will upon trial, be found at once sufficient to qualify any Perfun for Business, which was my greatest inducement for writing it.
I pretend not to boast of new discoveries of my own, neither do I stile my self the Author of this Treatise, I can call it no more than a Collection from the Works of Messrs. Sadler, Vyse, Dilworth, Mayoh, LEADBETER, FISHER, Hill, SHARP, &c. &c.
In order to make this Book as useful as possible, I have added Several Examples of the different Forms of Acquittances, Pro
miflory Notes, Bills of Parcels, and Book Debes, Foreign and Inland Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, and Advice, &c. &c. and as to the order of the Rules in this TreaTise, I have placed them as I thought most properly they fhould be learn'd, but every Master may use his own pleafure, and place the Rules in his own order.
I should be ung ateful, if I dil not own my self obliged to the Gentlemen whose names are expressed above, tho I have made many alterations by working the Examples different ways end at full length, and to most of the Examples that are borrowed, I have wrote the name of the real Author, as every one will confess that every Author ought to shine in his own Plumes. And in many Questions where I could do it conveniently, I have-varied