TARE and Trett are practical Rules for deducting certain allowances which are made by merchants, in buying and selling goods, &c. by weight; in which are noticed the following particulars: 1. Gross Weight, which is the whole weight of any sort of goods, together with the box, cask, or bag, &c. which contains them. 2. Tare, which is an allowance made to the buyer, for the weight of the box, cask, or bag, &c. which contains the goods bought, and is either at so much per box, &c.- or at so much per cwt. or at so much in the whole gross weight. 3. Trett, which is an allowance of 4 lb. on every 104 lb. for waste, dust, &c. 4. Cloff, which is an allowance made of 2 lb. upon every 3 cwt. 5. Suttle, is what remains after one or two allowances have been-deducted. CASE I. When the question is an Invoice.-Add the gross weights into one sum and the tares into another; then subtract the total tare from the whole gross, and the remainder will be the neat weight. EXAMPLES. 1. What is the neat weight of 4 hogsheads of Tobacco marked with the gross weight as follows: C. gr. lb. lb. 2. What is the neat weight of 4 barrels of Indigo, No. and weight as follows: lb: 10 Tare 36 When the tare is at so much per box, cask, bag, &c.— Multiply the tare of 1 by the number of bags, bales, &c. the product is the whole tare, which subtract from the gross, and the remainder will be the neat weight. EXAMPLES. 1. In 4 hhds. of sugar, each weighing 10cwt. 1qr. 15lb. gross; tare 75lb. per hhd. how much neat ་ 2. What is the neat weight of 7 tierces of rice, each weighing 4 cwt. 1 qr. 9 lb. gross, tare per tierce 34 lb. ? Ans. 28C. Ogr. 21lb. S. In 9 firkins of butter, each weighing 2 qrs. 12 lb. gross, tare 11 lb. per firkin, how much neat? Ans. 4C. 2qrs. 9lb. 4. In 241 bls. of figs, each 3 qrs. 19 lb. gross, tare 10 lb. per barrel; how many pounds neat? Ans. 22413. 5. In 16 bags of pepper, each 85lb. 4oz. gross, tare per bag, 3lb. 5oz.; how many pounds neat ? Ans. 1311. 6. In 75 barrels of figs, each 2 qrs. 27 lb. gross, tare in the whole 597 lb. ; how much neat weight? Ans. 50C. 1qr. 7. what is the neat weight of 15 hhds. of Tobacco, each weighing 7 cwt. 1 qr. 13 lb. tare 100 lb. per hhd. ? Ans. 97. Ogr. 11lb. CASE III. When the tare is at so much per cwt.-Divide the gross weight by the aliquot part of a cwt. for the tare, which subtract from the gross and the remainder will be neat weight. EXAMPLES. 1. What is the neat weight of 44 cwt. 5 qrs. 16 lb. gross, tare 14 lb. per cwt. ? C. grs. lb. 16 gross. 5 2 12 tare. 14lb. || 44 3 2. What is the neat weight of 9 hhds. of Tobacco, each weighing gross 8 cwt. 3 qrs. 14 lb. tare 16 lb. per cwt.? Ans. 68C. 1gr. 24lb. 3. What is the neat weight of 7 bbls. of potash, each weighing 291 lb. gross, tare 10 lb. per cwt.? Ans. 1281lb. 6oz. 4. In 25 barrels of figs, each 2 cwt. 1 qr. gross, tare per cwt. 16 lb.; how much neat weight ? Ans. 48cwt. 24lb. 5. In 83 cwt. 3 qrs. gross, tare 20 lb. per cwt. what neat weight? Ans. 68cwt. 3qrs. 5lb. 6. In 45 cwt. S qrs. 21 b. gross, tare 8 lb. per cwt how much neat weight? Ans. 42cwt. 2qrs. 174lb. 7. What is the value of the neat weight of 8 hhds. of sugar, at $9, 54 cts. per cwt. each weighing 10 cwt. 1 qr. 14 lb. gross, tare 14 lb. per cwt.? Ans. $692, 84cts. 24m. CASE IV. When Trett is allowed with the Tare. 1. Find the tare, which subtract from the gross, and call the remainder suttle. 2. Divide the suttle by 26, and the quotient will be the trett, which subtract from the suttle, and the remainder will be the neat weight. EXAMPLES. 1. In a hogshead of sugar, weighing 10 cwt. 1 qr. 12 h gross, tare 14 lb. per cwt. trett 4 lb. per 104 lb.* how much neat weight? 26 *This is the trett allowed in London. The rearon of dividing by 26 is because 4 lb. is of 104 lb. but if the trett is at any other rate, other parts must be taken, accord ing to the rate proposed, &c. 2. In 9 cwt. 2 qrs. 17 lb. gross, tare 41 lb. trett 4 lb. per 104 lb. how much neat? Ans. Scwt. Sqrs. 20lb, 3. In 15 chests of sugar, weighing 117 cwt. 21 lb. gross, tare 173 lb. trett 4 lb. per 104, how many cwt. neat? Ans. 111cwt. 22lb. 4. What is the neat weight of 3 tierces of rice, each weighing 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 14 lb. gross, tare 16 lb. per cwt, and allowing trett as usual? Ans. 12cwt. Ogrs. 6lh. 5. In 25 barrels of figs, each 84 lb. gross, tare 12 lb. per cwt. trett 4 lb. per 104 lb.; how many pounds neat? Ans. 1803+ 6. What is the value of the neat weight of 4 barrels of Spanish Tobacco; numbers, weights, and allowances as follows, at 9id. per pound? |