Make a syrup with two pounds of sugar and one pint of water. Boil
till it reaches "thread". Have ready half a pound of green ginger
root, which has been cut small, boiled for an hour in water to
cover it, and drained. Put this in a separate pan, pour over it
syrup to cover it, and simmer for an hour and a half. Remove and
drain; let grow cold; dust with powdered sugar. Put it into the
syrup again; let cool again; thoroughly coat with sugar, and pack,
in sugar, in pots or jars.