Rural Economy in New England at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 20

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Waverly Press, 1916 - Agriculture - 399 pages

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Page 267 - AS it is the power of exchanging that gives occasion to \ the division of labour, so the extent of this division •*~ -*- must always be limited by the extent of that power, or, in other words, by the extent of the market...
Page 267 - When the market is very small, no person can have any encouragement to dedicate himself entirely to one employment, for want of the power to exchange all that surplus part of the produce of his own labour, which is over and above his own consumption, for such parts of the produce of other men's labour as he has occasion for.
Page 357 - Great quantities of coarse cloths, coatings, serges, and flannels, linsey woolseys, hosiery of wool, cotton and thread, coarse fustians, jeans and muslins, checked and striped cotton and linen goods...
Page 358 - ... in many instances, to an extent not only sufficient for the supply of the families in which they are made, but for sale, and, even, in some cases, for exportation. It is computed in a number of districts that two-thirds, threefourths, and even four-fifths, of all the clothing of the inhabitants, are made by themselves.
Page 358 - ... and table linen, and various mixtures of wool and cotton, and of cotton and flax, are made in the household way, and, in many instances, to an extent not only sufficient for the supply of the families in...
Page 388 - ... high are the so-called horse latitudes, or calms of Cancer and of Capricorn. Unlike the doldrums, however, the weather here is clear and fresh, and the periods of stagnation are intermittent rather than continuous, showing none of the persistency which is so characteristic of the equatorial regions. The explanation of this difference is to be found in the fact that over the equatorial belt of calms the humid surface air becomes heated which causes it to expand and rise. Cooling accompanies this...
Page 371 - The house was a factory on the farm, the farm a grower and producer for the house.
Page 391 - In the formation of Colonies, those, who are first inclined to emigrate, are usually such, as have met with difficulties at home. These are commonly joined by persons, who, having large families, and small farms, are induced, for the sake of settling their children comfortably, to seek for new and cheaper lands.
Page 385 - The current of emigration from this state has swelled to a torrent," wrote Pease and Niles in their Connecticut Gazetteer of 1819.
Page 314 - The road was so stony and rough that I could not ride out of a slow walk but very little of the way. I was near two days in going, such was the general state of our roads at that time.

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