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To Dye Crimson

Boil your hackles or hair in a tea-spoonful of alum, and nearly as much

pure tartar, for an hour; bruise two table-spoonfuls of cochineal, and

boil them in your clean water; take out the hackles from the alum-water,

and put them into the cochineal liquor, and boil for two or three hours

slowly or less, according to the shade you require; then take out the

feathers and wash them well, and you will have the color desired.