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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Turpentine stills pop up in Georgia
roger allen
Roger Allen
In a manuscript dated 1610, entitled “Instructions for suche things as are to be sente from Virginia”, it listed “Hard Pitche, Tarre, Turpentine, and Rozen.” The monetary value of these “naval stores” had long been recognized. In 1790, a 31 ½ gallon barrel of pitch fetched 25 shillings and 8 pence ($114.18 in today’s money).
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