At a late meeting of the Farmers' Club, in this city, an article was read on the subject of maple sugar and of its great importance as one of the products ot our country. By the late cei.sus it appears that the production of maple sugar in this country in 1850 was with in a small fraction of thirty-four millions of pounds. An orchard of maple trees has been found almost equal, acre for acre, with the sugar cane in producing sugar and molasses. The frequent use of asparagus is strongly recommended in affections of the chest and lungs. It is stated that the Director of the Mint has purchased about half a million dollars in silver, at a premium of four or five per cent, to melt down for the new silver coins.
This article was originally published with the title "Maple Sugar" in Scientific American 8, 28, 218 (March 1853)