Report on the Agriculture and Geology of Mississippi: Embracing a Sketch of the Social and Natural History of the State

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Lippincott, Grambo, & Company, for E. Barksdale, state printer, 1854 - Agriculture - 371 pages

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Page 144 - Individuals who were depressed with poverty and sunk in idleness, have suddenly risen to wealth and respectability. Our debts have been paid off; our capitals have increased, and our lands trebled themselves in value. We cannot express the weight of the obligation which the country owes to this invention. The extent of it cannot now be seen.
Page 61 - George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we...
Page 144 - ... on a larger scale ; but the extreme difficulty of procuring workmen and proper materials in Georgia, prevented my completing the larger one until some time in April last. This, though much larger than my first attempt, is not above one third as large as the machines may be made with convenience.
Page 328 - March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, the full and exclusive right and liberty of making, constructing, using and vending to others to be used...
Page 144 - A Mr. Holmes has cut teeth in plates of iron, and passed them over the cylinder. This is certainly a meritorious improvement in the mechanical process of constructing this machine. But at last, what does it amount to except a more convenient method of making the same thing?
Page 144 - An invention so important to the agricultural interest, and, as it has proved, to every department of human industry, could not long remain a secret. The knowledge of it soon spread through the state ; and so great was the excitement on the subject, that multitudes of persons came from all quarters of it to see the machine ; but it was not deemed prudent to gratify their curiosity until the patent right had been secured. So determined, however, were some of the populace to possess this treasure,...
Page 141 - Greene then invited to her house gentlemen from different parts of the state ; and on the first day after they had assembled, she conducted them to a temporary building which had been erected for the machine, and they saw with astonishment and delight...
Page 112 - July, when the following gentlemen were chosen. Joseph Bernard, Peter B. Bruin, Daniel Clark, Gabriel Benoist, Philander Smith, Isaac Gaillard, Roger Dixon, William Ratliff and Frederick Kimball. The election of this committee...
Page 267 - Carbonate of lime 41 Carbonate of magnesia 26 Chloride of potassium 25 Carbonate of potassa Sulphate of lime Sulphate of magnesia Alumina and oxides of iron Manganese in traces and loss . . .1.64 100.00 Analysis of the Fibre of Sea Island Cotton.
Page 245 - ... in different parts of the Continent, although some of them seem to have disappeared, or to have now no living representative in the fauna of this region. Among the species most numerous, may be enumerated the Helix albolabris, alternata, concava, elevata, fraterna, perspectiva, profunda, thyroides, tridentata, &c.

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