South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
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expressed in Hakluyt. Perhaps meaning 500 pence; and - Page 340
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Such Is The Manner In Which The Hire Of These Servants Is Expressed In Hakluyt.

Perhaps meaning 500 pence; and as the Venetian _sol_ is about a halfpenny, this will amount to about a guinea, but it does not appear whether this is the sum for each person, or for all three.

- E.]

By these precautions we made the journey over the desert without any trouble, as, whenever the camels stopt for rest, our tent was always the first erected. The caravan makes but small journeys of about 20 miles a-day, setting out every morning two hours before day, and stopping about two hours after noon. We had good fortune on our journey as it rained, so that we were never in want of water; yet we always carried one camel load of water for our party for whatever might happen in the desert, so that we were in no want of any thing whatever that this country affords. Among other things we had fresh mutton every day, as we had many shepherds along with us taking care of the sheep we had bought at Babylon, each merchant having his own marked with a distinguishing mark. We gave each shepherd a _medin_, which is twopence of our money, for keeping and feeding our sheep by the way, and for killing them; besides which the shepherds got the heads, skins, and entrails of all the sheep for themselves. We six bought 20 sheep, and 7 of them remained alive when we came to Aleppo.

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