Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A sort of promissory note used at the port of London.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A species ot promissory note, formerly in use In the port of London, containing the phrase "value received in coals." By the statute 3 Gco. II. c. 26, §§ 7, 8, these were to be protected and noted as inland bills of exchange. But this was repealed by the statute 47 Geo. III. sess. 2, a 68, § 28.