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MANN'S PATENT Parchment Copying Paper (Date of Patent, July 11th, 1852.) This Parchment Paper is MUCH STRONGER, and shows a CLEARER COPY, than any other ever made for the purpose. The ink is LESS LIABLE TO SPREAD, and can be written upon with a pen. DIRECTIONS FOR COPYING. Place a piece of blotting-board under the leaf of Copying Paper: then, with a soft brush, wet the leaf. Brush in the surplus water with the hand: then place the written letter on the leaf, (leaving the blotting-paper under the leaf, to take up any excess of water that may yet remain,) place it in the Press, and in ten or fifteen seconds a perfect copy will be secured. The leaves WILL DRY AS SMOOTH AS SILK by placing the book in the Press after Copying. Place the oil sheets between the copies just made, to prevent blending or setting off. Georgia Asst. Commr. Letter sent. Vol 4. from May 28/66 to Oct 9/66. (14)
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