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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Hides and Skins

Hides and Skins.

We have also a large export of Hides and Skins, amounting to a grand total of £271,473, but of this sum no less than £111,880 represents the value of 12½ millions of rabbit skins. These little creatures have, I regret to say, become a pest in the Southern part of this Island, where they grow larger and increase more rapidly than in England, the natural productiveness of the climate telling upon them to our disadvantage; but it will be observed that our Anglo-Saxon origin is patent even here, as we are now turning them into cash as rapidly as possible.