Originally Tested and Arranged by Miss Leslie in the Year 1834.

Wheat flour ............one pound of 16 ounces . is one quart Indian meal .......... one pound 2 ounces . . is one quart. Butter, when soft, . .one pound 1 ounce . .is one quart.

Loaf-sugar, broken up, one pound..... is one quart.

White sugar, powdered,one pound 1 ounce . . is one quart. Best brown sugar . . one pound 2 ounces . . is one quart. Eggs...... ten eggs .... weigh one pound.

Liquid Measure

Four large table-spoonfuls .... are .... half a jill.

Eight large table-spoonfuls . . . are .... one jill.

Two jills.......... are .... half a pint.

A common-sized tumbler .... holds . . half a pint.

A common-sized wine-glass . . . holds about . half a jill.

Two pints......... are .... one quart.

Four quarts......... are .... one gallon.

About twenty-five drops of any thin liquid will fill a common-sized tea-spoon.

Four table-spoonfuls will generally fill a common-sized wineglass.

Four wine-glasses will fill a half-pint tumbler, or a large coffee-cup.

A quart black bottle holds in reality about a pint and a half; sometimes not so much.

A table-spoonful of salt is about one ounce.

Dry Measure

Half a gallon................................is ... a quarter of a peck.

One gallon ....... is . . . half a peck.

Two gallons . . . . . . are . . one peck.

Four gallons............. are . . half a bushel.

Eight gallons............... are . . one bushel.

Throughout this book, the pound is avoirdupois weight - sixteen ounces.