from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word occurring in the phrase real vellon. See the Note under 1st real.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish money of account. The term is also used like the English word sterling. The reale de vellon is worth about 4½ cents.
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Contemporaneously the coinage in Spain was 34 cuartos to one peseta and 5 pesetas to one _duro_ -- the coin nominally equivalent to the peso -- but the duro being subdivided into 20 _reales vellon_, the colonial real fuerte came to be equivalent to 2 1/2 reales vellon.
Both of these coins are subdivided into halves and quarter-pieces, and the dollar is divided into eight reals, one of which is equal to two and a half reals of the vellon money current in the
The Portuguese coin, evidently the one of our text, was worth ten reals de vellon in Spain.
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Spain, in consequence of a representation made to his Government by the minister of the United States against the discriminating tonnage duty then levied in the ports of Spain upon American vessels, said duty was reduced to 1 real de vellon, equal to 5 cents, per ton, without reference to the place from whence the vessel came, being the same rate as paid by those of all other nations, including Spain.
If these are reals of vellon, in which accounts are usually kept at Madrid, the above sums are correct; but if they are reals of plate, the above sums ought to be nearly doubled.
A third signed also by me, dated the 19th inst, and balanced by 667,170-17 reals vellon, which I have credited you with.
You are aware, that I have actually advanced seven hundred and fifty thousand reals vellon.
A second, signed by me the 7th of November following, settled by 135,715-10 reals vellon, carried to your credit.
Cabarrus and Aguirre, for payment of which I have credited you 46,447 reals vellon.
Notwithstanding this, it was marked _Paris_ by the post office, and charged with postage accordingly, viz. one hundred and six reals of vellon.
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