Chapman Duncan and Seth M Blair
Derictors commenced as Early as June 1868
to Erect furnaces to smelt Iron Oar ^ore^ and reduce the
same to a marketable condition.
The first and second years were principally
devoted to searching for a material from which
we could manufacture a fire proof brick or furnace
lining in which we have succeeded and, the building
of furnaces, opening, of roads, and Querries, and Exper-
ementing on Oars ^ores^ fluxing material, E[x]ctra.
During this period of time we were Experimenting
and until we ...