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Spreading Hemp in Kentucky

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Image from, "A report on the culture of hemp and jute in the United States: with statements concerning the practice in foreign countries, the preparation of the fiber for market, and remarks on the machine question."

The Southern Cultivator, 1840

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The Southern cultivator: and journal of science and general improvement, a semi-monthly publication, devoted in the main to the interests of agriculture. Included are scans of two articles titled, "Education and common schools in a Democracy", and…

A tour in the United States of America: containing an account of the present situation of that country

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A tour in the United States of America: containing an account of the present situation of that country; the population, agriculture, commerce, customs, and manners of the inhabitants ; with a description of the Indian nations, the general face of the…

Cotton prices handbill, New Orleans

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Broadside from J.R. Bedford stating the cotton prices in New Orleans for the early 1820s.

Letter from Green Clay to Salley Clay, 8 January 1820

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Writing from the bank of Mr. Jarrett's, Green Clay tells his wife of his travels in surveying around Clark's river, his trials and tribulations, relays that his provisions are exhausted, clothes in rags, states the Native Americans are encamped…

Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 14 April 1816

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A letter from George Corlis to his father, John Corlis, contains more on the impending construction of an addition to his house, his continuing troubles finding laborers, and agricultural news.

Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 23 April 1816

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George Corlis writes to his father, John Corlis, about hiring two men to make bricks for his house addition, the price of bricks, and the process of brickmaking. He also writes of assorted farming items such as hog prices and planting crops.

Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 5 March 1816

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Letter from George Corlis to his father, John Corlis, contains information on the hog market and prices.

Letter from John and Susan Corlis to Joseph, George, and Mary Ann Corlis, 14 April 1816

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In the first part of the letter, John Corlis writes to George of the poor real estate market and his tight money supply but states that he will be able to cover George's recent drafts. He hopes that George will get the greatest yield from his crops,…

A topographical description of the western territory of North America

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A topographical description of the western territory of North America, containing a succinct account of its climate, natural history, population, agriculture, manners and customs, with an ample description of the several divisions into which that…