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Leather Gloves and Wooden Spoon

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The inhabitants of the government, generally, are active and industrious. Besides agriculture and wood-cutting, fishing in the numerous lakes and rivers of the district is a profitable occupation, and employs a great number of hands. The province, moreover, possesses numerous manufactures, the inhabitants excelling in leather-embroidery, and has an extensive trade, both internal and external, which the large navigable rivers greatly facilitate. Indeed, boat and barge building, for the traffic of the Volga, is ' not an unimportant branch of trade.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855