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Fall's Church (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
could ever again be cultivated. The Northerners bought up the run-out farms, and immediately began to renovate the soil. Fertility reappeared — the wilderness began to blossom as the rose. Virginia farmers began to see that there was still some hope for their lands, and immediately commenced to imitate and emulate their Northern neighbors. The result is a beautiful and fertile country — fertile and beautiful, too, in exact proportion to the preponderance of Northern population. At Falls Church, seven miles from Alexandria, where a colony of Northern farmers settled, land is higher now than in any other part of the county at the same distance from the city. The Northerners first introduced guano, now so usefully employed in redeeming and fertilizing the farms in this State. This is the uniform testimony of every one, white or black, that I talked with. The Virginians have a good deal yet to learn from the Northern farmer. I saw a large farm — of some two or three hundr<
Fairfax (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
n the Southern section of the Republic. The price of slaves in Fairfax County is the same as here given. Sale of servants.-- A. H. e, but work, they say, is precarious and fluctuating. Iii. Fairfax county. Alexandria final views Suburbs of Alexandria a smallan's speech, or allusions to the Federal Constitution. Iv. Fairfax county. Fairfax Court House a white slave his story Northern Abolitionists, perhaps, in Virginia, at A farmer's House in Fairfax county, May 18.--Fairfax Court House, from which I dated my last letteightly and haggard appearance. It supports a paper, called the Fairfax County News, from the last but one issue of which I learn — and the faists. If they alone, or chiefly, are the fathers of mulattoes, Fairfax county, Henrietta county, and every part of Virginia I have visited, ae. It was an uncompleted line, I afterwards found — this was in Fairfax county--which had been stopped for want of funds, although intersectin
Centreville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
els. (They estimate by barrels here — a barrel is five bushels.) What is the average price of land between here and Centreville? Wall, he drawled out, say between fifteen and thirty dollars per acre. I asked him what system of cultivation tnd apparently very fertile. All that it needs is men who know how to till the soil, without exhausting its strength. Centreville is a hamlet of twenty or thirty houses. As I entered it, yesterday afternoon, half-a-dozen negroes were playing at bas a sucking child, and had been inhabited by ladies of the Mrs. McClarty tribe from time immemorial. On my way from Centreville hither, I saw rye in the ear. The woods look very beautiful. Amalgamation. The abolitionists, it is well known i Warrenton, Fauquier county, May, 18,--I have walked, to-day, across Prince William county, on the turnpike road, from Centreville to Warrenton. Prince William county is a small one. It has a population of over 5,000 whites, 2,500 slaves, and 550
Vermont (Vermont, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
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
Fauquier (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
y, prosperity and hospitality, are incompatible in Virginia. He says: To the Voters of Fauquier Co.-- I am induced by a number of considerations, to withdraw from the position I occupy as caern Democracy to these negrofraternizing Southern brethren? I pause for a reply. V. Fauquier county, etc. Prince William county facts education and Theologism a Free colored farmelentiful, the fields far larger, and the scenery less beautiful, the nearer you approach to Fauquier county. The first place I came to was a hamlet of a dozen houses, called Gainesville, on the Maan at the middle. I got into the wagon first, and then into a talk with the negro. In Fauquier county, he informed me, most all de farms was big again as in Prince William; most on them was sevn. Richmond, May 23.--Warrenton is a pleasant little village, situated in the centre of Fauquier county. I arrived there late in the afternoon, tired, drenched and muddy, and left by the early t
Charles county (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
Seth Halsey, a few days since, sold his farm of 600 acres near Lynchbury, Va., to Mr. Barksdale, of Halifax, for $45 per acre. He purchased it several years ago of S. M. Scott, for $27 per acre. In the county of Prince George, land, it appears, is equally valuable. The Planter's Advocate notices the sale of a farm in Bladensburg District, consisting of one hundred and ninety-one acres of unimproved land, for $3,247--seventeen dollars per acre. Another farm, near Patuxent City, Charles County, near the dividing line, was sold for $8,000; another still, in the same neighborhood, for $41 per acre. The Advocate contains another paragraph, which I cheerfully subjoin, as illustrative of the happy effects of the extension of slavery over virgin territories, in raising the price of Personal Estate in the Southern section of the Republic. The price of slaves in Fairfax County is the same as here given. Sale of servants.-- A. H. Chew and R. B. Chew, administrators of the
e is a hamlet of twenty or thirty houses. As I entered it, yesterday afternoon, half-a-dozen negroes were playing at ball--Sunday is their holiday — and over twenty white loafers were congregated in different parts of the place. Of their domestic industry I saw not the faintest indication, excepting only several very handsome mulatto women and children. Every house in the hamlet looks as if it could recollect Noah, when he was a sucking child, and had been inhabited by ladies of the Mrs. McClarty tribe from time immemorial. On my way from Centreville hither, I saw rye in the ear. The woods look very beautiful. Amalgamation. The abolitionists, it is well known in Congress — I mean in the Democratic ranks — are, all of them, negro-worshippers and amalgamationists. If they alone, or chiefly, are the fathers of mulattoes, Fairfax county, Henrietta county, and every part of Virginia I have visited, are infested with these dangerous inhabitants. The number of semi-black childre<
w month in Virginny, and you'll soon see it done hundords of times. I have seen it done repeatedly — in Virginia, and many other Slave States. I must add one remark of this negro, which is a sign of the times. Talking of the Northerners in this section, he said: Some on ‘em, maybe, is agin slavery; but dey's on de light side. What do you mean by that? I asked. Why, de Constitution is in de oder scale agin us, and de Northern folks here's too light agin it. This theory — Garrison's Ethiopianized — was probably gathered from some Only Wise politician's speech, or allusions to the Federal Constitution. Iv. Fairfax county. Fairfax Court House a white slave his story Northern Renegades price of Inanimate real estate Free and slave labor a Virginian on Yankees system of farming amalgamation hordes of Abolitionists, perhaps, in Virginia, at A farmer's House in Fairfax county, May 18.--Fairfax Court House, from which I dated my last letter, is a vi
Seth Marsh (search for this): chapter 6
, I believe, but I hope they will excuse me for declining now; but I am at all times ready to serve the public and private interests of the country when called on. Your most obedient servant, J. W. Patterson. A slave girl's Revenge. Conceal or deny it as they may, the slaveholders must feel the truth of Mr. McDowell's declaration, that slavery and danger are inseparable. Such evidences as this paragraph gives, are too serious to be sneered at or overlooked: Nancy, slave of Mr. Seth Marsh, has been arrested in Norfolk for attempting to poison the family of Mrs. Reid, milliner, residing on Church street, by whom she was hired. It was shown that oxalic acid had been mixed in with some food which the girl had been cooking for the family. There are evidences, also, in every paper I pick up, of the beneficial effect of Northern free emigration. Wherever the free colonists settle, up goes the price of land forthwith. Here is an illustration: Rise of real estate. Mr.
wed from a conservative position, more faithfully and graphically than any poetry that I have ever read, express the feelings of a man of compassionate and impulsive nature, when witnessing such wicked and revolting commercial transactions as the public auction of immortal human beings: A curse on Virginia. Curses on you, foul Virginia, Stony-hearted whore! May the plagues that swept o'er Egypt-- Seven--and seventy more, Desolate your homes and hearths, Devastate your fields, Send ten deaths for every pang-birth Womb of wife or creature yields: May fever gaunt, Protracted want, Hurl your sons beneath the sod, Send your bondmen back to God! From your own cup, Soon may you sup, The bitter draught you give to others-- Your negro sons and negro brothers! Soon may they rise, As did your sires, And light up fires, Which not by Wise, Nor any despot shall be quenched; Not till Black Samson, dumb and bound, Shall raze each slave-pen to the ground, Till States with slavers' blood are drenched.
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