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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Chattanooga, Saturday, June 16, 1863. (search)
Chattanooga, Saturday, June 16, 1863. The week has been characterized by a series of dreary rains which have continued up to this morning. At the present writing it is warm and clear, but lazy-looking clouds still hang heavily in the east, indicating that the rainy term is not yet over. The corn never yet promised a more abundant yield, but the wheat in some districts is slightly touched with the rust, produced by the late rains, and there is some difficulty in being able to save the immense crop in East and Middle Tennessee for want of hands to secure the harvest. The flour-mills in East-Tennessee last year principally supplied our whole South-Western army, and it is to be hoped that dome means will be afforded to farmers to gather their crops before it is too late to save them. The Board of Commissioners for this State under the impressment law has fixed the price of shelled corn at two dollars per bushel. This is complained of very much by the farmers, who think it is und