Saturday, September 19, 2009

Work Hands Wanted

Many of our citizens in the Eastern part of the State have left that section with their servants, and it is desirable that they should be employed in the cultivation of the unoccupied lands in the middle and Western Counties. We are told that there are thousands of acres of untenanted lands which will grow wheat, corn, irish potatoes, rye, barley, &c., and where pork and cattle can be raised abundantly. It is of immense importance that all the bread and meat which can be raised in North Carolina the present year, should be. At the prices now demanded for bread and meat, which they are by far too high, no class of men are making so much as the farmers who raise provisions. Let our Eastern people, therefore, who are in doubt about making a crop in the East, send or carry their hands up the country. A friend writes us that corn will mature in the Western Counties if not planted before the 5th of June. Mr. D. E. Ridenhour of Hold Hill, Rowan County, N.C., Writes us that he is anxious to hire several hands.

– Published in The North Carolina Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina, Wednesday, April 16, 1862, p. 1

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