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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Elmore, Hardin H. 'Hardin H. Elmore (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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337. Hardin H. Elmore (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1865 — 66]

Hardin H. Elmore

In 1834 — one man Could, with one horse & plow, plow in the Spring in order to put the ground in operation to Seed from an acre & one half to 2 acres —

Now in 1860 — Single plow 2 ½ to 3 acres — & Now with double plow 6 acres

Could Cut 3/4 acres of wheat with a Sickle — Could Cradle from 2 to 21/2 acres —

Cut now with a reaper from 10 to 12 acers —

Could thresh & tramp about 15 Bushels — wheat —

Now 300 bushels —

Could fan & Clean about with a Sheet 20 Bushels — Could fan out with fan Machines 100 Bushels —

Now thresh & clean 300 —

Carry Plow — wooden mould boards — ½ Iron & half wood — Jewett Plow Iron mould board — Now [Pane and Prince?]

Could plant Corn 3 acres per day — Now 20 for 2 hands —

Travel 30 M in 1830 — in 1860 400 —

Hall 28 hundred 2 horses 5000 with 4 or 6 horses — Now in cars —

Travel intelligence 50 — per day — Now around the globe

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3875; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:242 — 43

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Elmore, Hardin H. 'Hardin H. Elmore (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon448a.html
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