e cultivation slowly and fitfully expanded throughout the following century, extending northward to the eastern shore of Maryland and the southernmost point of New Jersey--where, however, the plant was grown more for ornament than use. It is stated t1, and at considerably higher prices per pound.
But the relatively frigid climate and superficially exhausted soil of Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina--wherein the greater number of slaves were originally held — were poorly, or not at all, ared for slaves, as we have seen evinced in the case of Indiana Territory.
Impoverished, but salubrious and corn-growing Maryland, Virginia, etc., were ready to supply them.
Enterprising, adventurous whites, avaricious men from the North and from Eu likely to live, was deemed an addition to his master's wealth of not less than one hundred dollars, even in Virginia or Maryland.
It had now become the interest of the master to increase the number of births in his slave-cabins; and few evinced scr