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Canvas a substitute for Leather.

The great scarcity and high price of leather its use in the manufacture of harness of which the Confederate States are now in urgent need. A correspondent recommends as a substitute heavy canvas bands, of cloth woven to shape, which, for strength, durability, and comfort to the horse, will be equal, if not superior, to leather. By an economical process the cloth is made impervious to water, pliable as leather, and free in its action. The suggestion has been submitted to practical men, who are convinced of its availability, and it is hoped the proper department will see fit to test its worth, so that the important branch of transportation may be facilitated.

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