FRIDAY, Sept. 25
The Dublin East Indiaman, just arrived from Bengal, has brought home 130,000 pieces of muslin, or near two millions and a half of yards. –*Query*, in weaving, winding, warping, spinning, &c. how many families would the manufacture of the above in Britain give bread to? –But we hope the time is not far off when the Minister will prefer employing the poor of Britain to the inhabitants of Bengal.
Citation: Glasgow Advertiser (Glasgow, United Kingdom), 02 September 1789, available at the Scissors and Paste Database, http://www.scissorsandpaste.net/390.