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Tyerman & Bennet loc. cit (p 224 infr.
[? Iz] an island of Sanwich Is con-
taining "Honoruru ^? e? p "Pearl River-
"Waerua" district (V. Taylor .158:-)
"T tax- gatherers, [? Tho ty] can neither
read nor write, keep v exact a/cs
o all t articles, o all kinds, col-
lected for t inhabitants, throughout t
island. T s s done principally by one
man, & t register s no[triangle] more t s
a line of cordage fr 4-500 fathoms
in length. Distinct portions o t s
are allocated to t various districts,
wh are known one for another by
knots, loops & tufts, of difft
shapes sizes & colours. Each tax-
payer in t district has his part
in t s string, [?] t no. o dollars, hogs,
dogs, pieces & sandal wood, quantities-
& [? taxs] etc. at wh he s rated, s
well defined by means o marks, [? ot]
above kinds, most ingeniously diversified.
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