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CONSIDERATIONS UPON FLAX AND HEMP CULTURE IN EUROPE,
CHARLES RICHARDS DODGE,
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
Washington, D. C., March 10, 1890. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for your approval the special report on fiber investigations made in pursuance of your instructions, by Mr. Charles Richards Dodge, under my direction.
The interest in this subject is widespread, and the inquiries which have reached me in regard to it are numerous.
I take pleasure in recommending its early publication.
Hon. J. M. RUSK,
Secretary of Agriculture.