Pare the oranges, squeeze and strain the juice from the pulp. To one pint of juice allow one pound and three-quarters of loaf sugar. Put the juice and sugar together, boil and skim it until it is CREAM; then strain it through a flannel bag and let it stand until it becomes cool, then put in bottles and cork tight.
Lemon syrup is made in the same way, except that you scald the lemons and squeeze out the juice, allowing rather more sugar.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)