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1786 and 1787. 1786. 1787. Ships, - - - 91 - - - 8 I Brigs, - - - 196 - - - 228 Sloops, - - - 45o - - - 38o Schooners, - - - . 163 - - - 173 Snows, - - - IO - - - 6 Cutters, - - - - - - - 2 Total 9 Io - 870
From the foregoing list of articles exported from the state, it is easy to see that her manufactures and agriculture have been already advanced to a degree of improvement superior to any of her sister states. The people called Quakers, and the Germans, have contributed their full proportions towards this improvement. -
‘. Since the introduction of the carding and spinning machines,” says a Philadelphian writer, “it is found that jeans can be made so as to undersell those imported from England, with the unavoidable charges of importation. Every public-spirited man may be supplied with this article at T H E F A croRY, where the sale is very rapid, and purchases have been made by every description of the citizens of Pennsylvania, by the citizens of the adjacent states, and by some foreigners of distinčtion. Another article calls for the attention of the friends of American manufactures, and of every frugal man—thread, cotton, and worsted hosiery. Several gentlemen have made a careful and impartial examination of the stockings manufaétured in this city, in German-town, in the
is conjećtured that pits were sunk in a number of places, and lightly covered over, so as to decoy the affailants in case of an attack, and defeat their attempts in storming the works. The entrenchment only remains; but it appears to have been formerly stockaded. The Indians are entirely ignorant of the origin of these works, but suppose they were erected by the Spanish Indians. The hill is an excellent station for a fort, and commands a delightful view of the country around it, which is low and fertile. There is a fortification, of a similar kind, at Unadilla, in the flat lands.
the minutes of the house. To prevent hasty determinations on matters
of importance, all bills of a public nature are printed before the last
and council form a court for the trial of impeachments.
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