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distiller on its utility—I have been told that the Stills us'd here are very large, that there is one about four Miles up the River that holds Twenty Thousand Gallons, I have not seen it therefore cannot answer for the truth of the [story] Johnny Bull is fond of telling great Stories of his Country & a proper allowance must be made for his way Mr Gore & Mr Hall desire their best respects Yours affectionately F Hall In this we note the slowness of the trans-Atlantic communication int spirits, which according to the letter was Rum, that bears a high reputation in this Country, was the first exported to England. As every thing depends on the first start, Mr. Hall doubtless did his best to make a favorable impression on Johnny Bull and extend the trade. The elder Hall's letter was short and to the point. The neat proceeds are today net, though some old-timers still use the long e in speaking. Resolved into English nails (hand made), that consignment from and of Ol