The Register of Pennsylvania Volume 6
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...says, depend/ upon good reeling. Havingspoken of sift throwsters, I ought to say that the operation of throwsting will be the only one that our flag will not receive. Throwsting consists in uniting and twisting together by means of machinery, several threads of silk; so as to give them the required size and strength; a throwsting mill, as it is called, is a very costly article, and cannot be had in this city. Mr. D'Homergue asserts that no other but American silk (such is its nerve and strength) could be wove without undergoing that operation. What succedaneum he will employ for it I do not know; But I think I may safely say, that the flag will be as beautiful a web of silk as can be produced anywhere. As I have thought, Sir, that it would be agreeable to you to know the progress we are making in this city in the important business of American silk, 1 have taken the liberty of extending this letter to its present enormous length, for which I shall make only the common apology, that 'I could not make it shorter.' As in your article in the New England Farmer, you have noticed citizens of different states who have exerted themselves in the cause of American silk, I have been not a little astonished that you have left out the men of New England, and particularly William H.Vernon, Esq. of Newport, H. I and Jonathan H. Cobb, Esq. of Dedham, in your own state. I hope the proverb does not hold with you, that, that no man is a prophet 'in his own country;' at any rate, it will not be unbecoming in a Pennsylvanian to give due credit to the meritorious efforts fo those two sons of the renowned pilgrims. I am with great respect, dear sir, Your mst ob't. humble servant, PETER S. DU PONCEAU. For the Hrgiiter of Pennsylvania. The perusal of the...
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