HYDE, WINSHIP & CO.
To enumerate the particular virtues of this admirable SOAP would be supurfluous [sic] to those who hav e ever used any of the kind. Its superior delicacy and delightful fragrance render it quite unnecessary to enlarge upon its qualities. The Manufacturers, therefore, would only observe, that, in consequence of its being entirely purified from the alkaline and other salts, it may be used without the disagreeable effects of the soaps in general use; and that "in improving the complexion makes the hands soft and delicate. and rendering the most indifferent skin perfectly clear and transparent." it exceeds any of the washes or cosmentics ever yet offered to the public.
SOAP of the above description may be had of
Wm. F. Thorton,
Druggist, Fairfax Street, or
Richard H. Litle,
Druggist, King Street.
May 26 
 Alexandria Gazette Commercial and Political; Date: 05-28-1814; Volume: XIV; Issue: 4168; Page: ; Location: Alexandria, Virginia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, May 28th, 2013.