A History of American Manufactures, from 1608 to 1860: Exhibiting ... Comprising Annals of the Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures and Useful Arts, with a Notice of the Important Inventions, Tariffs, and the Results of Each Decennial Census, Volume 1
Edward Young & Company, 1864 - Industries - 1468 pages
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afterward America amount annually appears arts attempt Boston branches British building built called carried century Cloth Colonies commenced Company Connecticut considerable cotton Court Creek domestic duty early employed encouragement England English enterprise erected established exported extensive five foreign forge formed four furnace furnished Government Governor granted hundred imported improvements increased Indian industry introduced Iron Iron-works Island Jersey John kind labor land Leather less linen London machine manufacture Massachusetts materials mentioned merchants metal miles mill mines nails North obtained operation ordered Pennsylvania period persons Philadelphia pounds present principal printed probably production profitable Providence Province published quantity received river Salt Saw-mills says sent settlement shillings ships silk Society soon South steel street supply thousand tion tons town trade twenty vessels Virginia West woolen York
Page 139 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 133 - For some time past, the old world has been fed from the new. The scarcity which you have felt would have been a desolating famine, if this child of your old age, with a true filial piety, with a Roman charity, had not put the full breast of its youthful exuberance to the mouth of its exhausted parent.
Page 17 - ... to rest his head upon, he thought himself to be as well lodged as the lord of the town : So well were they contented. Pillows, said they, were thought meet only for women in childbed : As for servants, if they had any sheet above them it was well : For seldom had they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking straws that ran oft through the canvass, and rased their hardened hides.
Page 537 - Colonies in America, and to prevent the Erection of any Mill or other Engine for slitting or rolling of Iron, or any plating Forge to work with a Tilt Hammer, or any Furnace for making Steel in any of the said Colonies...
Page 281 - English woolen and other manufactures and commodities; rendering the navigation to and from them more safe and cheap ; and making this kingdom a staple not only of the commodities of the plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places for their supply; it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantation trade exclusively to themselves.
Page 361 - Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful Arts...
Page 68 - ... or a barrel of corn to any place in Europe out of the king's dominions. If this were for his majesty's service or the good of his subjects, we should not repine, whatever our sufferings are for it; but on my soul, it is the contrary for both.
Page 265 - Neither doth their industry rest here ; for they buy cotton wool in London, that comes first from Cyprus and Smyrna, and at home work the same and perfect it into fustians, vermillions, dimities, and other such stuffs, and...