Molasses Syrup For Preserving

Mix eight pounds of light sugar-house or New-Orleans molasses, eight

pounds of water, one pound of powdered charcoal. Boil the whole together

twenty minutes, then strain it through a flannel bag. When lukewarm, put

in the beaten whites of a couple of eggs, and put it on the fire. As

soon as it boils, take it from the fire, and skim it till clear--then

put it on the fire, and let it boil till it becomes a thick

syrup--strain it for use. This syrup does very well to preserve fruit in

for common use.