Volume 65: Macarthur-Onslow correspondence, 1846-1929: No. 482
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As the industry grows it would of course extend beyond the limits of your land & there would be plenty of scope for increasing the capacity of the mill with profits & the purchase of cocoons & turning the product into marketable raw silk is remunerative.
To come back to the present however independent of the outcome of the grouping of these first settlers on your estate, supposing there are say 100 acres planted at the end of 3 years containing 20,000 young trees, averaging the yield this would produce according to calculations I have carefully made & checked by the experiments I conducted in the North, about 2000 lbs of raw silk for one crop, worth say £1600 or for 2 crops which should be easily obtained during the season (Summer) say £3,200