The article is taken from the The Economist Newspaper Ltd., 12/17/1870 issue.
Hemp– There is a better supply of Manila, and the market has become
quiet. Good roping quality has sold privately at 52t 10s. On Wednesday, the sound portion of 2,889 bales Manila by auction was bought in. A few lots sold; low to good, 48s to 50s 10d; Sorsogon, 55t, and fine white, 63t. The sea-damaged realised prices in proportion to above. 1,030 bales E.I. Suun about one-fourth part sold at 20t 5s to 20t. 398 bales other kinds were chiefly taken in.