Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Profitable Crop

A farmer, living near Clinton, Monroe county, brought his last year’s crop of tobacco down last week, for which he received $9 per hundred, in gold, and which averaged 1,200 pounds to the acre, making one year’s products bring up $118 per acre!

A friend of ours asked him if land in his neighborhood could not be bought at from $30 to $40 per acre.  He replied “Yes, from 35 to 37.”  At this rate the products of one acre for one year, would purchase the rise of 15 acres for all time.

Think of the Eastern and Southern farmers and govern yourselves accordingly. – {Hannibal Messenger.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2

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