ny Northern State.
Them that don't come here to speculate, but settle down, do n't buy beyond their means, and go to work, get on well.
There's plenty round here who came down with small means, bought a small tract, and kept adding to it, that are independent.
Others have been ruined by speculation.
Are there many Northern families in this county?
Yes, there are eight or nine hundred families — chiefly from York State, now and then a few from Pennsylvania, and occasionally one from Vermont.
I asked the price of farm stock.
He said good work horses ranged from $160 to $170, sometimes $150. He said that if Northern men came down to settle here they had better bring their horses with them — it would be economical for them to do it. Two wealthy men from the North had moved into this neighborhood a month ago, and brought all their stock with them.
Cows are worth thirty dollars, and oxen, one hundred and twenty-five dollars a yoke.
It would pay to bring them from the North