there is a deficiency of pasture: they are therefore mostly brought from parts at from thirty to fifty leagues distance.
In Sonsonate and other country places a fine fat ox is bought at from twelve to sixteen dollars, and it is retailed at about half a rial, or three pence, per pound.
PRICES OF PROVISIONS IN THE CITY OF GUATEMALA.
|Beef and Pork||2||Rials,||or Sterling 1s per lb.|
|Poultry||from 3d to 6d each.|
|Cheese (very bad)||½||or||3d per lb.|
|White Sugar||1||or||6d per lb.|
|Brown Sugar||½||or||3d do.|
|Milk||6d per quart.|
|Brandy of the country||6d per bottle.|
|Do. Spanish||2s. do.|
|Wine (made from wild, poor grapes of the country)||1s. do.|
It has been above stated that the territorial extent of Guatemala is greater than