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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: For the Tobacco Historian...   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:15 am

This is a lengthy document.... with dates going back centuries... I don't know what it but I came across it while researching tobacco cutters:

http://www.archive.org/stream/tobaccoitshistor00fair/tobaccoitshistor00fair_djvu.txt

enjoy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: For the Tobacco Historian...   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: For the Tobacco Historian...   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:31 am

Excellent cheers I LOVE these kinds of finds, some absolutely fascinating stuff in there cheers

Such as. the fight against nannies is nothing new:

" VI DEDICATION.

for me that you and others find in it. But I hope these
pages will show that I have no narrow notions on a pleasure
in which I cannot participate ; but rather a honest detest-
ation of that want of Christian tolerance which has induced
some persons to denounce a harmless indulgence as if it were
a moral evil. I should be untrue to my father's memory
" an honest man and a good smoker" if I did not contradict
such gratuitous imputations. If I am proud of anything, it
is of my father and his seventy-two years of industry and
integrity.

That you are " a good smoker " also, I have had experi-
ence, at home and abroad, when I have examined in your
society many of the finest relics of antiquity, the study of
which has been the solace of our lives. In you I shall find a
gentle critic : you will estimate, by your own experience, that
which few who read consider, the time and trouble requisite
to gather into one volume the results of reading many a
score ; and I have been embarrassed in my task of con-
densation by the abundance rather than the paucity of my
materials.

I will not offer you any laudation here ; friendship is too
sacred a thing for public display. I only wish, that while
one copy of this little book remains, it should exist to record
the sincere esteem I feel for you.


F. W. FAIRHOLT.


11 Montpelier Square,

Buomi'tw, London,

Jane 1, 1S59. "

*****************************************************

Many thanks

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PostSubject: Re: For the Tobacco Historian...   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:40 am

How to take care of pesky in-laws:

* Johnston, in his Chemistry of Common Life, tells us that Melseus
extracted three-quarters of a grain of nicotine from one hundred grains of
Virginian tobacco, so that the proportions are as 1 to 125. In 1851, the
Comte de Bocarme was executed at Mons for poisoning a brother-in-law
by means of nicotine, in order to obtain the reversion of his property.

+ Prescott (on the authority of Fereira), in his Tobacco, and its
Adulterations.


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PostSubject: Re: For the Tobacco Historian...   Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:01 am

Very cool, thanks. There are lots of interesting books and stuff on tobacco. Always a fun read.
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