Daniel H. Wiggins 1838 Diary Entry

From: Wiggins, Daniel H., Diaries 1816-1834, 1838-1841, 1862, Collection M89-32

Daniel H. Wiggins 1838 Diary Entry

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the labour of coloured people is high-- say from 300 to 600 dollars per year Judge Randall has about 1500 acres of land in one body about 300 under cultivation-- and clearing more every year-- makes from 100 to 150 bales of cotton worth now from 4000 to 6000 dollars-- it is prefered in clearing land to cut and burn the under brush and deden the large trees it is said that leaving the large trees standing prevents