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4030. INVENTIONS, Essence d'Orient.—

The manner of curing the Essence d'Orient


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is, as you are apprised, kept secret here
[Paris]. There is no getting at it, therefore,
openly. A friend has undertaken to try
whether it can be obtained either by proposing
the partnership you mention, or by finding out
the process.—
To Francis Hopkinson. Ford ed., iv, 270.
(P. 1786)