Dear Sib.Whi cant I fly if I make the wings like a birds and work them like a bird. [ dont want you to refur me to Mr. Wise, as I dont go by gass, I want your opinon. S. H. Feb. 14th, 1853. [There is no reason, dear sir, why you can't fly, if you make your wings large enough, and get on the top of a house, you can ly down to the ground much easier than you ascended to the roof of the building. We do not advise you to try the experiment, however. A company is being formed in Fall River, with a. capital of $100,000 for the purpose of manufacturing locomotives. A new custom-house at Bangor, Me., ie to je built of granite at a cost of $41,000.
This article was originally published with the title "Another Specimen Letter" in Scientific American 8, 24, 188 (February 1853)