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18th century papermaking

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 1992
Erich Jacobs, our redoubtable intern, came upon the following in
_Massachusetts Mercury, Friday, October 11, 1799, Vol XIV, No. 20.
Austin is, btw, mentioned once in Hunter, citing his patent, but there
is no further information.

    Information to Paper Makers.

    The Subscriber having obtained Letters Patent from under the Seal of
    the _United States_ to secure him the Right for bleaching paper and
    Rags:  The process is very simple, and may be very beneficial to any
    persons who wish to make Writing paper of the first quality from
    coloured Rags.  Living in the neighborhood of _Philadelphia_, he
    will stay in _Boston_ but a few days.   If any owners of Paper Mills
    in this vicinity wish to obtain the right of using his Patent, they
    will please to call on him at Major King's Tavern, near the Market,
    on Saturday, Monday or Wednesday next, where he will shew samples of
    Paper made from coloured Rags and produce vouchers of the expense.
    Cyrus Austin _Boston, Sept 27, 1799_

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:46
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 31, 1992
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Received on Tuesday, 31 March, 1992

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