A. or Am..........America; American.

A1.................First class.

Acct. or acct........Account.

Acct. Cur...........Account Current.

Acct. Sales.........Account of Sales.

Adv. or adv........Advertisement.

Agt.................Agent.

A. M................Forenoon; Master of Arts.

Amt................Amount.

App.................Appendix.

Asst................Assistant.

Atty................Attorney.

Av. or Ave..........Avenue.

Bal.................Balance.

B. B................Bill book.

bbl..................Barrel.

bdl..................Bundle.

Bk..................Bank.

bkts................Baskets.

B/L................Bill of Lading.

Bid.................Building.

Bot.................Bought.

B/S................Bill of Sale.

bu..................Bushel.

bx..................Box.

c...................Cent.

Cash...............Cashier.

C. B...............Cash book.

Chgs...............Charges.

Ck.................Check.

Co..................Company; County.

C. O. D.............Collect on Delivery.

Coll................Collection; collector.

Cr..................Creditor; credit.

cwt.................Hundredweight.

da..................Day; days.

Dept................Department.

Dft.................Draft.

Disc................Discount.

do..................The same.

doz.................Dozen.

Dr..................Debtor; doctor.

Dray...............Drayage.

E. & O. E.........Errors and omissions excepted.

ea..................Each.

e. g................For example.

Esq................Esquire.

etc. or etc..........And so forth.

Ex.................Express; example.

Exch...............Exchange.

fig..................Figure; figures.

F. O. B. or f. o. b..Free on board. Fol.................Folio.

Frt.................Freight.

ft..................Foot; feet.

gal.................Gallon.

gr..................Grain.

gro.................Gross.

hhd.................Hogshead.

hund...............Hundred.

I. B................Invoice book.

I. e.................That is.

in..................Inch; inches.

Ins.................Insurance.

Inst................Instant; the present month.

Int.................Interest.

Inv.................Invoice; Inventory.

J...................Journal.

Jr. or jr............Junior.

kg..................Keg.

lb. or tb............Pound.

L. B................Letter Book.

L/C................Letter of credit.

Led................Ledger.

L. F................Ledger folio.

Ltd.................Limited.

M..................Thousand.

Mdse...............Merchandise.

Mem...............Memorandum.

Messrs..............Gentlemen; Sirs.

Mfg................Manufacturing.

min................Minute.

Mme...............Madam.

mo.................Month.

M.O. D............Mail Order Department.

Mr.................Mister.

M rs................Mistress.

MS.................Manuscript.

MSS................Manuscripts.

Mtg................Mortgage.

N. A................North America.

N.B...............Take notice.

No. or no..........Number.

N. P................Notary Public.

O. K........................All correct.

Oz. or 02...........Ounce.

p...................Page.

Payt. or payt.......Payment.

pc..................Piece.

pcs.................Pieces.

Pd.................Paid.

per cent............By the hundred.

pk..................Peck.

pkg.................Package.

p. M...............Postmaster; afternoon.

P.O................Post Office.

pp..................Pages.

pr..................Pair.

Pres. or Pt.........President.

prox................Proximo; of the next month.

pt..................Pint.

P. S...............Postscript.

qr..................Quire; quarter.

qt..................Quart.

Recd...............Received.

Reg................Registered.

Retd................Returned.

Rev................Reverend.

R. R............,.. Railroad.

Ry.................Railway.

S. B................Sales Book.

Sec.................Secretary.

Shipt...............Shipment.

sq. ft...............Square feet.

Sr..................Senior.

St..................Street; saint.

Str.................Steamer.

Sunds..............Sundries.

Supt................Superintendent.

Tr..................Transpose.

Treas...............Treasurer.

ult.................Ultimo; of the last month.

U. S. M............United States Mail.

via.................By way of.

viz.................Namely; to wit.

vol.................Volume.

vs. or v............Against.

W/B................Way bill.

wk.................Week.

wt..................Weight.

Yd. or yd...........Yard.

Yr. or yr...........Year.

a/c.................Account.

@..................at or to.

c/o..................Care of.

c...................Cent.

V..................Check mark.

$...................Dollar.

$...................Number, when before, pounds, when after a figure.

%..................Per cent.

11...................One and one-fourth.

12........................One and one-half (two-fourths).

13.................. .... One and three-fourths.