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A Charge for pure White Soap.

The boiler being made perfectly clean, put in 10 cwt. of best home melted tallow (no rosin is used in white soap), with 200 gallons leys, No 22; melt down with a moderate fire, as the goods now in hand are something similar to milk, exceeding apt to boil over.

Close attention, therefore, is absolutely needful upon this first boil; which may be continued about two hours, with a moderate fire, when it may be drawn away, and the pan allowed to settle about two hours, when the leys may be drawn off. The process to be observed in this soap is exactly similar to the last operation. Two or three boils a-day to white soap may be given with great ease; the leys sooner subsiding in the

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