Help with colonial diftances and monies

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Posted by Schoolmafter Chriftopher on July 17, 2000 at 23:07:21:

I am new to the board fo would like to intorduce myself, my name is chris and I am a history teacher in the ftate of Michigan (I will quit replacing "s" with "f" now, it's beginning to annoy me too) Obviously I enjoy all things colonial, although I would probably beg to return to the good old 21st century if I were somehow transported back.
And now my question:
I am reading a book "A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution" and the author (private Johann conrad Dohla) refers to distances sometimes as "english miles" sometimes as "german miles" what's the difference and how do they compare with a modern U.S. Mile?

Second, he refers to various monies which he pays the locals for food &c. York shilling, guinea, half guinea, good kruizer, kruizer, Spanish dollar. Anyone know the value of each of those and which is worth more? Judging by his complaining when something costs a Spanish dollar I assume that is the most valuable. How do they relate to the current U.S. dollar?
thank you for your help

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