Thursday, July 29, 2010

Memphis papers of Saturday last . . .

. . . say that at a convention of cotton planters held at Selma, Alabama, it was unanimously resolved to restrict the production of cotton to 500 pounds for each hand employed and advising the cultivation of breadstuffs instead. It was recommended to levy a tax of $25 per bale on all grown over that amount.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 10, 1862, p. 1

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