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Manufactures of the United States in 1860: Compiled from the Original ... - Page ccviii
by United States. Census Office. 8th Census, 1860, James Madison Edmunds - 1865 - 745 pages
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AGRICULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860

JOSEPH C.G. KENNEDY - 1864
...this time. Even in England, at that period, the plough was an exceedingly rude and cumbersome affair compared with the best now in use. It was no uncommon...usual number was six horses, or four horses and two oxen, and sometimes as many as ten or twelve were yoked to it, each requiring a driver. William Dawson,...
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Agriculture of the United States in 1860: Compiled from the Original Returns ...

United States. Census Office. 8th Census, 1860, Joseph Camp Griffith Kennedy - Agriculture - 1864 - 292 pages
...this time. Even in England, at that period, the plough was an exceedingly rude and cumbersome affair compared with the best now in use. It was no uncommon...no instance was known of ploughing with less than lour horses. The usual number was six horses, or four horses and two oxen, and sometimes as many as...
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Agriculture of the United States in 1860

United States. Census office. 8th census, 1860, United States. Census Office - Agriculture - 1864 - 292 pages
...this time. Even in England, at that period, the plough was an exceedingly rude and cumbersome affair compared with the best now in use. It was no uncommon...about three-quarters of an acre per diem. The old Scoteh plough was still worse, and in Scotland, where agricultural machinery is now most perfect, no...
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Land and Labor in the United States

William Godwin Moody, Herbert Spencer - Agriculture - 1883 - 360 pages
...comparison with those now in common use. It was no infrequent thing, in parts of the island, eighty years ago, to see from three to five horses, in light soils, and in heavy ones as many as seven, attached to a plow which turned about three fourths of an acre a day. The old Scotch...
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