Special Report on the History and Present Condition of the Sheep Industry of the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892 - 1000 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 115 - Besides manufactories of these articles, which are carried on as regular trades, and have attained to a considerable degree of maturity, there is a vast scene of household manufacturing, which contributes more largely to the supply of the community than, could be imagined, without having made it an object of particular inquiry.
PÓgina 52 - After breakfast, accompanied by Col░ "Wadsworth, Mr. [Oliver] Ellsworth and Col░ Jesse Root, I viewed the Woolen Manufactory at this place, which seems to be going on with spirit. Their Broadcloths are not of the first quality, as yet, but they are good ; as are their Coatings, Cassimeres, Serges and Everlastings; of the first, that is, broad-cloth, I ordered a suit to be sent to me at New York — and of the latter a whole piece, to make breeches for my servants. All the parts of this business...
PÓgina 102 - Great quantities of hats are made in New England, of which the company of hatters in London have complained to us that great quantities of these hats are exported to Spain, Portugal, and our West India Islands. They also make all sorts of iron for shipping. There are several still-houses and sugar bakeries established in New England.
PÓgina 543 - Resolved, That the mutuality of the interests of the wool producers and wool manufacturers of the United States is established by the closest of commercial bonds — that of demand and supply; it having been demonstrated that the American grower supplies more than 70 per cent of all the wool consumed by American mills, and, with equal encouragement, would soon supply all which is properly adapted to production here; and further, it is confirmed by the experience of half a century that the periods...
PÓgina 171 - No sentiment is more acknowledged in the family of Agriculturists than that the few who can afford it should incur the risk and expense of all new improvements, and give the benefit freely to the many of more restricted circumstances.
PÓgina 364 - In these woolds (Cotswold) they feed in great numbers flocks of sheep, long necked and square of bulk and bone, by reason (as is commonly thought) of the weally and hilly situation of their pasturage, whose wool, being most fine and soft, is held in passing great account amongst all nations.
PÓgina 97 - English woollen and other manufactures and commodities, rendering the navigation to and from the same more safe and cheap, and making this kingdom a staple, not only of the commodities of those plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places, for the supplying of them; and it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantations trade to themselves.
PÓgina 775 - ... be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
PÓgina 408 - Hampshire, a very different plan has been adopted in the neighboring county of Wiltshire. Here the same large, flat-sided, uncouth, horned sheep, whose ancestors were its denizens in the days of the Romans, ranged over the Wiltshire Downs, and indeed, retained possession some years later than in Hampshire. They at length succumbed to the superior qualifications of the Sussex Downs, which gradually displaced them, not by crossing them out so much as by being substituted in their place, and thus...
PÓgina 115 - ... in many instances to an extent not only sufficient for the supply of the families in which they are made, but for sale, and even in some cases for exportation. It is computed in a number of districts that two-thirds, three-fourths, and even four-fifths of all the clothing of the inhabitants are made by themselves.

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