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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, George U. 'George U. Miles (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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2d Came in use about 1828. 3d came in about 1836 — [illegible]. Plowed corn with old fashioned bar shear plow — and shovel plow [1] — now riding plows, double &c — With 2 yoke oxen and a span of horses — 6 animals in all. Indians all around me — fanned wheat with a Sheet — tramped out the wheat with horses — girls & boys riding them — fanning mills [2] Came in use about 1834 or 5 — The second plow was the Carry plow — Break 2 acres a day — have seen hand mills of 2 Kinds — one with stones with a pole that worked in a socket over head — the rock at the End going close to an other rock — Corn between. The other was like a coffee mill. — Mills used about 1810 — 12 — 1816.1818 in Ills. — Went to mill 20 miles — ground about 20 Bushels per day — Blacksmith shop about 20 miles — Beat corn in a mortar — grated it on grater —

1820
to
1827, Rail Splitting 37 ½ per hundred 100-150-200 —

per day — 150
Corn per bushels — 6 to 8 c
Wheat 20. to 25
Eggs 3 to 4.c
Butter 6c 8
Chickens 6.
Cow & Calf. $6 to $8 —
Horses $35. to 50
Beeswax — 14 to 16 2/3 c
Labor 37 ½ to 50
Wagon
Pork $1,00 to 1,25

1866

Rail Splingting 150 per hundred
Corn per bushel 25 to 30
Wheat 150 to 175
Eggs 10 to 15 pe doz.
Butter 25 to 30
Cow & Calf $35 — 50
Horse $75. to $150.
Pork. c7 pe pd. to c9
Labor $150 — 2 — $25 pe mo
Wagon $130. $175.
Chickens $200 pe doz 16 ½ to 20c
Beeswax c50

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, George U. 'George U. Miles (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon534b.html
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