Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879 / American medical botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses in medicine, diet and the arts, with coloured engravings
Notes, pp. -199
NUOT'ES. A memboir onthe utvto anuse >of Jd pisSr( J. A. Moller, may be fondi TiRlc' Phlspia Ma, Vol. viii. p. 149. Its chief uses wee for beds, cloth, hE paper. It wasfundtlhat from eighttonnle poiundsof i occupied a of from five to ix cubic feet, and wer cieot for a bed coverlet aud two piows.-The hortess fibre prevented it froma being spun and woven aloune. I ever was m~ixed with flax, wool, &c. in certain stfsto tage. Hats made with it were very light aud soft. stalka paper in every respect that o f*r rags. The plant is easily pro by s c A plantation containing thirty thousand plants yeilded fi hnrdto eiht hundred pounds of silk. .Xote B. Tobacco was in Cuba, Florida and Mexic ly three centuries , and was soon after introduced fr continent into Europe. Whether or not any species o cultivated in the East before the discovery of Ameri point of no consequence in regard to its American nativity. The extent of country throughout which it was used by the ab- origines of this continent, renders it probable that it must have been cultivated in various parts of America for many centuries previous to its discovery.
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