Essays on American Silk: And the Best Means of Rendering it a Source of Individual and National Wealth, with Directions to Farmers for Raising Silk Worms

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Page ii - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
Page 103 - Treasury to cause to be prepared a well-digested manual, containing the best practical information that could be collected on the growth and manufacture of silk, adapted to the different parts of the Union...
Page ii - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 75 - Government, willing to spread so useful an invention, gave sir Thomas 14,000 to suffer the trade to be open and a model of the works taken, which was for many years deposited in the tower, and considered the greatest curiosity there. " A mill was immediately erected at Stockport, in Cheshire, which drew many of the hands from that of Derby, and, among others, that of Nathaniel Gartrevalli, the remaining Italian, who, sixteen years before, came over with John Lombe : him I personally knew; he* ended...
Page 74 - Italians, who felt the effects of the theft from their want of trade, determined his destruction, and hoped that of his works would follow. " An artful woman came over in the character of a friend, associated with the parties, and assisted in the business. She attempted to gain both the Italians, and succeeded with one.
Page 75 - That the works had taken so long a time in perfecting, and the people in teaching, that there had been none to acquire emolument from the patent.
Page 17 - Tailors employ it only in the more delicate works. The raw silk for these purposes is extracted from the bad cocoons, reeled and wound into skeins, according to its different degrees of fineness, in the same manner and by the same process (varying only in details) as that intended to be used for the manufacture of fine stuffs.
Page 76 - By these wholesale numbers the reader is left about as wise as before. The design of writing .is to communicate the same intelligence to the understanding as might be conveyed through the eye or the ear upon the spot. Had the author made the number of...
Page 99 - M'Duffie, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to which the subject had been referred, made the following REPORT: The Committee of Ways and Means...
Page 113 - As the heat of the water in the basin will require to be varied according to the ease or difficulty with which the different sorts of cocoons give off their silk, the spinner should always have some cold water within reach, in order to cool that in the basin quickly, when the silk comes off too easily and in burrs. The water is also necessary for the woman managing the cocoons, to cool her fingers. More fuel should also be at hand to increase the heat quickly, when the cocoons do not give off their...

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