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51) During the winter of 1837-8 Cooke made repeated requests of Edney to send him clothing of mohair, camblet, blankets, and green, brown, and black cloths, but Edney could not get hold of the fabrics.
James Burk opened a store on the still largely residential Wall Street in 1821 where he sold garments made up of the freshest imports: London cassimeres, fashionable mixtures, William Hirst's superior blues and blacks, Sheppard's velvet cloths, real Tartain plaids, elegant Valencia vestings, rich black Florentines, and silk camblets.
Yet another received a crape gown, a callimancoe gown and a camblet cloak.
ditto], with blue cuffs and cape, a deep blue camblet jacket, with gold lace at the sleeves, down the breast and round the collar, a pair of Russia drab overalls, a white shirt, two osnabrig do, a pair of pumps and buckles, with sundry other cloaths,
Jachne, a cooper, also of South Carolina, who absconded in that same year, wore unremarkable clothes, but also carried with him "a suit of scarlet camblet, faced with green, a scarlet cloth waistcoat, trimmed with gold lace, and a gold laced hat".
When we consider the weavers' mental illnesses we should also bear in mind that many of the materials produced in the factories in Norwich in the decades before the Industrial Revolution began--silk brocades and watered tabinets, satins and satinettes, camblets and cheveretts, prunelles, callimancoes and Florentines, diamantines and grenadines, blondines, bombazines, belle-isles and martiniques--were of a truly fabulous variety, and of an iridescent, quite indescribable beauty as if they had been produced by Nature itself, like the plumage of birds.
And John's profitable illegal dealings in camblets, a silk and wool specialty cloth, on his previous voyages, for which he was disciplined and fined, showed that he was ready to play the going game, whatever it was.