The New York Custom-House
Analytical Chemistry, Laboratories, Government
Records the 'Tedious and complicated [...] investigations connected with the appraisal of composite textile fabrics', as well as the 'still greater difficulties [which] attach to the valuation of other articles, such as sugar, chemicals, etc., etc.' by the 'statistical clerks' who collect the import tariffs of the United States Naval Office, noting that 'In these cases the aid of the United States Chemical Laboratory, situated in the Public Store, is invoked. This institution is conducted by Dr. Edward Sherer' (57–58).
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