A chorographical and statistical description of the District of Columbia; the seat of the general government of the United States

 
9780217082310: A chorographical and statistical description of the District of Columbia; the seat of the general government of the United States

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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... to record the transactions of the society, and to manage its pecuniary concerns. The standing committee consists of twenty members, selected from the district of Columbia and the adjoining states. Premiums are adjudged at one of the general meetings, by a board of five members, appointed by the president and standing committee, and they extend to articles of the district of Columbia and adjoining states, which are declared to have been ma-' nufactured in the family of the person by whom they are exhibited. This institution, has already two hundred members, who pay each ten dollars a year, the whole of which is expended in premiums. The first adjudged were as follows:--For the best two-loothed ram lamb..100 dollars. For the next best 80 For the third best....... 60 For the best piece not less than ten yards of fancy pattern for vests. 3o dollars. For the best piece of cotton cloth for pantaloons or small-clothes..... 3o Best cotton counterpane 20 Best pair of cotton stockings 10 For the best piece, not less than ten yards, of hempen or fljxen sheeting.-3o Best piece for shirts 3o For table linen 3o fiest pair of stockings of hemp or flax.. 10 Best piece of twilled cloth for bags or sicks, of hemp, flax, or cotton... 20 For shearing a sheep in the neatest, safest, and most expeditious manner... iS At the second general meeting, in June, 1810, premiums were given for the best bulls, bullocks, cows, woollen cloth, kersey-inere, cotton, warp-flannel, woollen and cotton stockings, blankets, carpets, and rugs. At the exhibition in 1802 (according to the report of the National Intelligencer), a steer weighing 2700 Ibs. was sold at twelve dollars per hundred weight to a butcher, who calculated his net beef at two thousand pounds weight. This huge animal...

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