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Wine Color: For five pounds of goods, camwood two pounds; boil fifteen minutes and dip the goods one-half hour; boil again and dip one-half hour then darken with blue vitriol one and one-half ounces ; if not dark enough, add copperas one-half ounce.

Scarlet Very Fine: 1? or one pound of goods, cream of tartar one-half ounce, cochineal, well pulverized, one half ounce, muriate of tin two and one-half ounces ; boil up the dye and enter the goods ; work them briskly for ten or fifteen minutes, then boil one and one-half hours, stirring goods slowly while boiling. Wash in clear water and dry in the shade.

Pink: For three pounds of goods, alum three ounces ; boil and dip the goods one hour, then add to the dye, cream of tartar four ounces, cochineal, well pulverized, one ounce ; boil well and dip the goods while boiling until the color suits.

Blue Quick Process: For two pounds of goods, alum five ounces, cream of tartar three ounces; boil goods in this one hour, then put them into warm water which has more or less extract of indigo in it, according to the depth of color desired, and boil again until it suits, adding more of the blue if needed.

Madder Red: To each pound of goods, alum five ounces, red or cream of tartar one ounce. Put in the goods and bring the kettle to a boil for one-half hour ; then air them and boil one-half hour longer ; empty the kettle and fill with clean water; put in bran one peck; make it milk-warm, and let it stand until the bran rises ; then skim off the bran and put in one-half pound madder ; put in the goods and heat slowly until it boils and is done. Wash in strong suds.

Green: For each pound of goods, fustic one pound, with alum three and one-half ounces; steep until strength is out, and soak the goods therein until a good yellow is obtained, then remove the chips, and add extract of indigo or chemic, one tablespoonful at a time, until color suits.

Snuff Brown, Dark: For five pounds of goods, camwood one pound ; boil it fifteen minutes ; then dip the goods three-fourths of an hour ; take them out and add to the dye two and one-half pounds fus- tic ; boil ten minutes, and dip the goods three-fourths of an hour ; then add blue vitriol one ounce, copperas four ounces; dip again one-half hour. If not dark enough add more copperas.

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