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    both the ships had but 60. last of Pepper and Cloves together

    Hi!
    The following sentences are from a book written 400 years ago in Spanish, and treanslated 115 years ago into English. The first one is about about some European ships at the East seas while they did not have anough mony. The second one is from ISBN of a book printed in London nearly 250 years ago or more. The problematic sentences or werds are in bold print. All words, and even dots are copied from the original text.

    They had so nearly bartered all; that in the end (for want of money) they trucked also the whistles from about their necks, and yet had not effected any great matter, for both the ships had but 60. last of Pepper and Cloves together, and farther were weakened 55. men.


    Stevens's translation of the king was printed in London "for Jonas Brown at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar. MDCCXXV."

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    Re: both the ships had but 60. last of Pepper and Cloves together

    It's not clear to me what the "60." and "55." mean.
    In the second, "without Temple-Bar" means "outside Temple-Bar". MDCCXXV is the date in Roman numerals.
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    Re: both the ships had but 60. last of Pepper and Cloves together

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