Congressional Edition Volume 2336

Congressional Edition Volume 2336

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...all the leading importers engaged in this trade, and we have no knowledge of a single instance of undervaluation, and we do not see that a change from ad valorem duties to specific will simplify in any way our business with the custom-house. The other merchandise we import is subject to specific duties, namely, hemp and tow, and, of course, need no elucidation. Tours, truly, JOHN T. BAILEY & CO. Per MILLS. The Chelsea Jute-Mills, burlaps. New York, October 5,1885. Hon. Daniel Manning, Secretary Treasury, Washington: My Dear Sir: We would submit the following statement relative to the jute trade of the United States, in reply to the circular issued by your Department: Jute and jute-butts are the products of the jute-plant, which is grown almost exclusively in India. Several attempts have been made to produce it in this country, but owing to the high cost of its cultivation and preparation for market it has been found to be impracticable, and the idea has been abandoned. The bottom of the plant, or stubble, is the jute-butt of commerce, and is used only in the manufacture of gunny-cloth for baling cotton and as paper-stock, while the upper part, or fiber, called jute, is spun into yarn and woven into various fabrics, which are sold under the names of burlaps, oil-cloths, canvas, &c. The great bulk of jute goods imported into this country (about 80 per cent.) is called burlaps, an uncolored jute cloth, generally 40 inches iu width, and of various weights. It is made into coverings and bags, and, on account of its cheapness, has become the most important medium for the transportation of agricultural products. Burlaps are sold entirely by weight--that is, they are always quoted as 10-ounce, lOJ-ouuce, &c, signifying the weight of a yard 40...
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  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530187
  • 9781236530189