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" ... till they are very dry ; and when they wish to use them, they take a leaf of their grain (maize) and putting one of the others into it, they roll them round tight together ; HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD. "
History of the New World - Page 80
by Girolamo Benzoni (Seefahrer, Italien) - 1857 - 280 pages
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1866
...between the years 1540 and 1550. He adds that the herb is called in the Mexican language Tobacco. — " When these leaves are in season, they pick them, tie...suspend them near their fireplace till they are very drv ; and when they wish to use them, they take a leaf of their grain (maize) and putting one of the...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Part 2

English periodicals - 1896
...pretty nearly with the process in operation at the present day on the American tobacco plantations. " When these leaves are in season they pick them, tie them up in bundles, and suspend them near their fireplaces till they are very dry ; and when they wish to use them, they take a leaf of their grain...
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Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Aborigines, Based on Material in ...

Joseph Deakins McGuire - Indians of North America - 1899 - 295 pages
...have been referred to by early writers, though Benzoni, according to H. Ling Roth, says : " When the leaves are in season they pick them, tie them up in bundles and suspend them near the fireplace until they are very dry, and when they wish to use them they take a leaf of their grain...
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Use of Tobacco in Mexico and South America

John Alden Mason - Smoking - 1924 - 15 pages
...Mexico to-day. Benzoni thus refers to the preparation and use of tobacco among these natives : "When the leaves are in season, they pick them, tie them up in bundles and suspend them near the fireplace until they are very dry, and when they wish to use them, they take a leaf of their grain,...
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The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800

Robin Blackburn - History - 1997 - 602 pages
...9—11 (p. 10). Ginzburg cites a Venetian traveller's report of 1565, according to which tobacco was ‘very much prized by the slaves whom the Spaniards have brought from Ethiopia' (p. 9). 36. James I, ‘A Counter-blaste to Tobacco', in The Workes of the Most High and Mighty Prince,...
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