I'm an auditor. A colleague and I were discussing some 17th century English ledgers (pictured below). These come from the English Levant Company. However, we aren't sure how to interpret them. How do we read these documents?
To be clear - I don't mean we are having trouble with the script or language. We aren't sure what the various columns mean. The three right-most column seems to be an amount (so the first amount is 7, 05, 00). The two columns to the left of it also looks like an amount, but it isn't totaled at the end. It also isn't clear how these two sets of columns relate (if at all).