TALLY , an old
See also:device, now obsolete, formerly used in the
See also:exchequer for the purpose of keeping accounts . The tally was a
See also:willow or
See also:hazel stick about one inch in
See also:depth and thickness, and roughly shaped like a thick
See also:knife-blade (see Fig . 1) . Notches (see Fig . 2) were cut on it showing the amount el3kegA paid, a gauged width of 12 inches representing Li000, 1 inch £100, s inch £ro,
See also:half a notch of this
See also:size representing £1; 136 inch Is., and the smallest notch 1d.; half-pennies were
See also:rep-resented by small holes . The account of the transaction was written on the two opposite sides, the piece of
See also:wood being then split down the
See also:middle through the notches; one half, called the tally, being given as a
See also:form of
See also:receipt to the
See also:person making the payment, while the other half, called the
See also:counter-tally, was kept in the exchequer . Payments made into the exchequer were entered into an account-
See also:book, from which they were trans- ln . Qinn ,
See also:ems . . 4 r _ y Jz .
See also:tiara at ./el/p-y .
See also:October 1834 the houses of parliament were burnt down by the overheating of the stoves through using too many of the tallies . The so-called tally-
See also:trade was an old
See also:system of dealing carried on in
See also:London and in the manufacturing districts of England, by which shopkeepers furnished certain articles on
See also:credit to their customers, the latter paying the stipulated price for them by weekly or monthly instalments (see M`Culloch,
See also:Dictionary of Commerce)—the precursor, in fact, of the
See also:instalment system .
See S . R . Scargill-
See also:Guide to the Public Records (
See also:Calendar of State Papers) ; H .
See also:Hall, Curiosities and Antiquities of the Exchequer .
FRANCOIS JOSEPH TALMA (1763-1826)
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