The South in the Building of the Nation: Economic history, 1607-1865, ed. by J. C. Ballagh

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Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, Franklin Lafayette Riley, James Curtis Ballagh, John Bell Henneman, Edwin Mims, Thomas Edward Watson, Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Walter Lynwood Fleming, Joseph Walker McSpadden
The Southern historical publication society, 1909 - American literature
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Page 302 - He hath a fine house, and all things answerable to it ; he sows yearly store of hemp and flax, and causes it to be spun ; he keeps weavers, and hath a tan house, causes leather to be dressed, hath eight shoemakers employed in their trade, hath forty negro servants, brings them up to trades in his house ; he yearly sows abundance of wheat, barley, &c.
Page 347 - It carried thousands of population and millions of wealth into the West; and more than any other material structure in the land, served to harmonize and strengthen, if not to save, the Union.
Page 643 - ... by his own hand, in, or in consequence of a duel, or by the hands of justice, or in the known violation of any law of these States, or of the United States, or of the said Provinces, this Policy shall be void, null, and of no effect.
Page 218 - I must observe, that there is, perhaps, scarcely any part of America, where farming has been less attended to than in this State. The cultivation of tobacco has been almost the sole object with men of landed property, and consequently a regular course of crops has never been in view. The general custom has been, first to raise a crop of Indian corn (maize), which, according to the mode of cultivation, is a good preparation for wheat; then a crop of wheat; after which the ground is respited (except...
Page 4 - Quarternary or Recent in age. The soils are for the most part composed of sands and light sandy loams, with occasional deposits of silts and heavy clays. The heavy clays are found principally near the inner margin of the Coastal Plain. The silts, silty clays, and black calcareous soils, upon which the rice and sugar cane industries of southern Louisiana and Texas are being so extensively developed, have no equivalents in the Atlantic division.
Page 452 - They bore, indeed, this character upon their face,. for they were made payable only "after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States of America.
Page 218 - ... wheat ; then a crop of wheat ; after which the ground is respited (except from weeds, and every trash that can contribute to its foulness,) for about eighteen months ; and so on, alternately, without any dressing, till the land is exhausted ; when it is turned out, without being sown with grass-seeds, or any method taken to restore it; and another piece is ruined in the same manner.
Page 202 - This staple is of immense value to the public, and still more so to individuals. It has trebled the price of land suitable to its growth, and when the crop succeeds and the market is favorable, the annual income of those who plant it is double to what it was before the introduction of cotton.
Page 646 - ... hair lank, and frequently pale, the abdomen tumid, the stature stunted, and the intellectual and moral character low and degraded. They rarely attain what in more wholesome regions would be considered old age. In the marshy districts of certain countries — for example, Egypt, Georgia, and Virginia, the extreme term of life is stated to be forty, while we learn from Dr. Jackson that at Petersburgh, in the latter country, a native and permanent inhabitant rarely reaches the age of twenty-eight.