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SKETCH OF GUATEMALA.

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.
Bread 1 or 6d do.
Poultry from 3d to 6d each.
Cheese (very bad) ½ or 3d per lb.
Butter 1 or 6d do.
Eggs 1d each.
White Sugar 1 or 6d per lb.
Brown Sugar ½ or 3d do.
Rice 1d do.
Salt 1d 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