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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 326 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WHEAT PRICES The following figures show the fluctuations from year to year of English wheat, chiefly according to a record published by Mr T. Smith, Melford, the period covered being from 1656 to 1905: 1656 s. d. 1706 s. d. 1756 s. d. 1807 s. d. 1856 s. d. 1657 38 2 1707 23 I 1757 40 118o6 1808 79 r 1857 69 2 1658 41 5 1708 25 4 1758 53 4 1809 75 4 1858 56 4 1659 57 9 1709 36 10 1759 44 5 1810 84 4 1859 44 2 1660 58 8 1710 69 9 1760 35 3 1811 97 4 1860 43 9 166, 50 2 1711 69 4 1761 32 5 1812 106 5 1861 53 3 1662 62 2 1712 48 0 1762 26 9 1813 95 3 1862 55 4 1663 65 9 1713 41 2 1763 34 8 1814 126 6 1863 55 5 1664 50 8 1714 45 4 1764 36 II 1817 109 9 44 9 1665 36 0 1715 44 .9 1765 41 . 5 1818 40 2 1666 43 10 1716 38 2 1766 48 01815 1819 41 10 1667 32 0 1717 42 8 1767 43 11816 1820 49 II 1668 32 0 1718 40 7 1768 57 4 1821 64 5 1669 35 6 1719 34 6 1770 53 9 63 9 1670 39 5 1720 31 11769 1771 40 7 48 2 1671 37 0 1721 32 10 1772 43 6 46 II 1672 37 4 1722 33 4 1773 47 2 56 8 167341 36 5 1723 32 0 1774 57 0 1674161 5 1724 30 10 1776 58 8 1675157 0 1725 32 Io 1777 55 9 1676 5 1726 43 11775 1778 45 2 1677 33 9 1727 40 10 1779 46 2 1678 37 4 1728 37 4 1780 56 9 1679 52 5 1729 48 5 1781 46 5 168o 53 4 1730 41 7 1782 43 10 1681 40 0 1731 32 5 1783 44 4 1682 41 5 1732 29 2 1784 45 4 1683 39 1 1733 23 8 1785 45 I 1684 35 6 1734- 25 2 1786 41 7 1685 39 I 1735 34 6 1787 35 8 1686 41 5 1736 38 2 1788 32 10 1687 30 2 1737 35 10 1789 31 0 1688 22 4 1738 33 9 1791 32 6 1689 40 10 1739 31 6 1792 31 10 1690 26 8 1740 34 2 1795 29 9 1691 30 9 1741 45 11790 1796 31 II 1692 30 2 1742 41 5 1797 37 0 1693 41 5 1743 30 2 1798 30 3 1694 6o 1 1744 22 11793 1799 26 4 1695 56 10 1746 22 11794 1800 22 10 1696 47 11745 1747 24 5 18oI 23 1 1697 63 1 1748 34 8 1802 26 2 1698 53 4 1749 30 11 1803 30 2 1699 60 9 1750 32 10 1804 34 0 1700 56 Io 1751 32 10 1805 25 8 1701 35 6 1752 28 10 26 II 1702 33 5 1753 34 2 26 9 1703 26 2 1754 37 2 28 I 1704 32 0 1755 39 8 26 9 1705 41 4 30 9 z8 4 26 8 30 I 29 8 74 4 1864 65 7 1865 78 6 1866 96 II 1867 86 3 1868 74 6 1869 67 10 1870 56 11871 50 8 1822 44 7 1872 51 0 1823 53 4 1873 52 8 1824 63 II 1874 48 4 1825 68 6 1875 38 2 1826 58 8 1876 45 6 1827 58 6 1877 42 0 1828 6o 5 1878 33 8 1829 66 3 1879 35 8 1830 64 3 188o 44 8 1831 66 4 1881 47 10 1832 58 .8 1882 52 8 1833 52 II 1883 48 10 1834 46 2 1884 51 10 1835 39 4 1885 38 10 1836 48 6 1886 41 2 1837 55 0 1887 45 0 1838 64 7 1888 51 2 1839 70 8 1889 54 9 1840 66 4 1890 48 7 1841 64 4 1891 43 0 1842 57 3 1892 49 3 1843 50 11893 1894 52 3 1844 51 3 1895 75 2 1845 50 10 78 7 1846 53 9 1847 51 10 1848 69 0 1849 113 10 1850 119 6 1851 69 10 1852 58 10 1853 62 3 1854 89 q 1855 54 8 1896 69 9 1897 50 6 1898 44 3 1899 40 3 1900 38 6 1901 40 9 1902 53 3 1903 72 5 1904 74 8 1905 02_ E >, r~r42 10 36 0 51 9 65 10 142 7 6l, J 1 Average for 46 years only. extensively employed as a food for horses and cattle in South India, where also it is eaten in curries. See W. Elliot, " On the Farinaceous Grains and the various kinds of Pulses used in Southern India," Edin. New Phil. Journ. xvi. (1862) 16 sq.; H. Drury, The Useful Plants of India (1873); U. C. Dutt, Materia Medica of the Hindus (Calcutta, 1877) ; G. Watt, Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1890).
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