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by at least one third of the usual into consideration the present high quantity consumed in ordinary price of Corn. times,
THE committee beg leave 10 In order to effe at this purpose, lay before the house, as an appeneither to limit to that extent the dix to their last report, an account quantity of fine wheaten bread of the experiments made by the consumed by each individual in rituailing office upon different such families;
kinds of mixed bread, under the Or, to consure only mixed bread, directions of the privy council, and of which not more than two thirds of this committee; they have not shall be made of wheat;
thought it necessary to add to the Or, only a proportional quantity account the experiments made of mixed bread, of which more by the Board of Agriculture, as than iwo thirds is made of wheat; they understand that it is the in
Or, a proportional quantity of tention of that board 10 communi. bread made of wheat alone, from cate that account to the public, towhich no more than five pounds of gether with their observations therebran is excluded;
upon. If it should be necessary,
in The committee have proceeded order to effect the purpose of this to take into further consideration engagement, to prohibit the use of different branches of this extensive wheaten flour in pas!ry, and to subject. Being aware, however, diminish, as much as possible, the that some of them contain mater use thereof in other articles than which ought not to be made the bread;
object of regulation, except upon By one or more of these mea.
mature deliberation, and a clear 'sures, or by any other which may conviction of necessity, they have he found equally effectual, and thought it most consistent with more expedient and practicable, in their duty, to defer making any the respective situations of persons further report till after the recess; subscribing, to insure to the utmost but they beg leave to add to this of their power the reduction above appendix, a few papers which have mentioned.
been communicated to them; noe This engagement to continue in as intimating any opinion whatso. force until fourteen days after the ever, as to the different observa, next session of parliament, unless tions and suggestions contained in the average price of wheat shall, these papers, but with a view of before that time, be reduced to an drawing attention to the principal ainount to be specified.
points of which it may be neces.
sary for the committee to resume Appendix to the Third Report frim the the consideration,
Sele& Committee oppiated to take
An account, shewing the produce of one quarter of wheat, barley, oats, and rye, respectivelyf,
dressed through a thirteen shilling cloth, and of the denomination of standard, or the whole of the flour of the grain, from which the loaves, presented to a committee of the honourable House of Commons on the gth, instant, were manufactured as specified in the accompanying schedule. .
The whole of
a 13s, cloth.
An account, shewing the produce of one quarter of wheat, barley, oats, and rye, respectively,
dressed through a twenty-one shilling cloth, and of the denomination of household flour, from
SPECIES OF GRAIN,
N. B. The several species of grain in these tables were British, and of the growth of the present year; and cost,
Victualling Ofice, Nov. 11, 1795.
Vidualling Office, 8th Dec. 1795.
respectively, dresscil through a twenty-one shilling cloth; prepared in pursuance of a letter
OZ. 상류 3
oz. 6 8
325 131 54 1016
445 52 12 422
Weight of the whole.
Loss on grinding.
Loss on dressing.
4 6 7
Ib. 88 99
oz. 2 3 5 15 4 TO 8 II 9 1
4 2 6 13 14
314 437 415
N. B. The several species of grain (excepting the Indian corn) above-mentioned were British, and of the growth of the present year; and cost, on the 26th of October, 179;, viz. wheat, 99s. per quarter-cars, 29s. 60.-- barley, 385.-rye, 5os. 60.-Indian corn, 46s.. At which time the middlings from wheat were worth 96s, per quarrer of 16 bushels of 56 lb.--and the bran from ditto, ios. per quarter of 10 bushels of 161b. But the value of the middlings and bran produced from the other species of grain, the Viciualling Office are not of themselves competent to speak to.
An account, shewing the produce of 7 ib. (the stipulated quantity for two quartern loaves) of
sundry mixtures of grain, &c. directed to be baked into bread ; ---shewing ite weight of dough
DESCRIPTIONS OF BREAD.
Weight allowed Weight afterbeing Over or short of the for making two properly mixed Weight allowed. quartern loaves, witli yeast, salt, at 3lb. 8 oz. each. and water.
16. 8 8
10 IO 8
lb, 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
1 2-3 wheat, 1-3 Indian corn
3-5 ditto, 1-5 Indian corn, 1-5 potatoe:
3-5 ditto, 1-5 Indian corn, 1,5 barley u 13-5 Jitto, 2-5 potatoes
9 9 9 9 II 8
8 141 84 9