"On hearin' this, Juiz let go, and found that the slave had come to offer for sale a large di'mond, which weighed about two penny-weights and a third. "'What d'ye ask for it? said Juiz, with sparklin' eyes. "'Six hundred mil-reis, answered the Naygur. "This was about equal to £180 Stirling. Without more words about it, he paid down the money; and the slave went away.

"On hearin' this, Juiz let go, and found that the slave had come to offer for sale a large di'mond, which weighed about two penny-weights and a third. "`What d'ye ask for it? said Juiz, with sparklin' eyes. "`Six hundred mil-reis, answered the Naygur. "This was about equal to 180 pounds sterling. Without more words about it he paid down the money; and the slave went away.

The jeweller thought it very likely that these pieces of gold passed for currency in California, for he had heard that at one time the people there had had to make their own currency, and that they often paid for merchandise in so many penny-weights and ounces of gold instead of using coin. The jeweller was himself very glad to do business in this way, for he liked the feel of a lump of gold.

They are made of block-tin and pewter, and, if not quite new, may be detected on sight. They are well cast, and, therefore, the impression is exact; but the milling around the edge is nothing like the true dollar, thereby may be easily known. They are about four penny-weights too light." "The paper fell from my hands.