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served in finishing soap: and it ought to be particularly attended to, that the soap be brought to that state, so as, when held up upon the hand-board, the leys do not run down from the soap, but are seen, as it were, just starting from it. The fire may then be drawn away, and the soap declared finished: or, if palm-oil is wished for making it of a beautiful colour, about 20 lib. may be put into the boiler, after you discover, as above, the soap to be finished; and in about half an hour after the oil is put in, the fire may be drawn, and the whole allowed to stand for 48 hours, when it may b cast into the frames.

In about three days (supposing the frames 30 inches deep), the whole will cut up into bars.