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bushels-measured in a sealed half bushel. The manner and cost of cultivation is as follows: One and a half days plowing at $1 50 per day......

$2 25 One day sowing and harrowing.

......... 150 Six days' barvesting at $1 00 per day.......

6 00 Six bushels of seed...................

5 00 Threshing .. Hauling in crop, one day.... Total ....................

... $22 69 Market value 70 cts. per bushel—1354 bushels ........

... 94 85 Black limestone soil ; sown 15th September, 1858, on wheat stubble. . Sworn to by Israel B. Davis.

BOCKWHEAT CROP OF 1859.-Quantity of land, one acre-measured by B. F. Hamilton, under oath ; quantity of buckwheat thereon, 35 bushels and 11 poundsmeasured by Thomas Forsyth, under oath. The producer, Abel S. Newton, states, under oath, the manner and cost of cultivation, as follows:

Bottom stubble ground; turned stubble under with two horse plow; sowed and harrowed 15th July, 1859 ; cut the crop about the first of October, 1859. One and three-fourth days plowing and harrowing ............ .... $2 75 Cost of threshing .............

.... 75 Total .................................................. $3 50 ROBERT MORRISON-CROP OF BUCKWHEAT 1859.—Quantity of land, one acre 22 rods—measured and sworn to by Jacob F. Mummey ; quantity of crop thereon, 2016 bushels—measured by producer, in sealed half bushel, under oath. The manner and cost of cultivation as follows:

Clay soil, which had been sown in wheat, destroyed by frost ; plowed the straw under, and on the 23d of June sowed and harrowed the buckwheat. To 11 days plowing and seeding................

....$1 871 To 1 day harvesting...............

... 100 To hauling and threshing ......

.... 200 To į bushel seed.............

.... 30 Total ...... ............

....$5 174 By 20, bushels, at 50 cts..........

.....$10 09 Potato CROP 1859.-Quantity of land, one half acre-measured and sworn to by Christopher Heskett; quantity of potatoes raised thereon was 159 bushels 51 pounds. The statement as to the manner of cultivating and the labor and expense of the same, sworn to by the producer, Samuel H Scott, is as follows:

In the latter part of March deposited on the land eight loads of rotten stable manure ; plowed the ground about five inches deep; harrowed fine; marked off three feet; planted in drills on the first of April—a piece of the seed fifteen inches apart-generally three eyes in each place ; covered about the same as corn ; spread straw over the whole half acre about two inches deep. The ground is a piece of land which has been under cultivation for thirty years. In 1856 and 1857, the ground was in wheat; in 1858, in pasture ; sandy soil, a little rol ing ; good ripe seed of medium size. To 8 loads of manure, 50 cts. each.............

. $4 00 To 1 day plowing, harrowing and marking off.....

... 1 50 To 11 days, man and boy planting.....

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To 1 day hauling straw, two hands...
To five bushels seed...............
To 1 hand, 6 days digging ......
To hauling in crop .................

.. 1 To 9 loads of straw, 50 cts. each.......

4 50

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Sold 20 bushels at $1 05............................... $21 00
Sold 25 bushels at 75 cts.....

......... 18 75
Sold 20 bushels at 75 cts.....
The balance of crop retained for family and Spring use at last
sale prices—75 cts ...

.. 70 871

$125 621 Potato Crop 1859.—Quantity of land, one half acre-measured by F. W. Wood, under oath ; quantity of potatoes raised on land, 140 bushels -- measured and sworn to by Isaac Crow. The manner of culivation, and the expense of the

same, sworn to by producer, R. H. Dodge, is as follows: ' The crop was raised on second bottom of Muskingum river, sandy loam soil, resting on stiff clay sub-soil, with a fair proportion of vegetable mold intermixed therewith. No manure of any kind the present season ; cultivated in crops for the two last years, before which time it was in clover ; last year cultivated in corn; year before in potatoes. Ground broke up about seven inches in depth ; harrowed and rolled before planting; furrowed out both ways about thirty inches from center to center; potatoes dropped at intersection of furrows, and covered by the plow. As soon as potatoes began to show sprouts above the ground, the field was thoroughly harrowed both ways, without regard to hills ; ploughed twice with double shovel, and twice with single shovel, and dressed lightly with hoe once.

Time employed in breaking up, harrowing and rolling the half acre to be about one day, man and team .........

............ Cultivating and planting two days, man and team ................... Harvesting crop three days ...........

........ Planted first of May, 1859, using West Neshannocks for seed, about four

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Total expense, exclusive of interest on capital invested in land..... $12 50
Add interest on capital invested in land, say $10 per acre........ 5 00

Total......

...................................... $17 50 Value of 140 bushels of potatoes at 50 cts per bushel...... ... 70 00

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Net profit of half acre ......

... $52 50 Potato CROP 1859.—Quantity of land, half acre-measured by John Israll, under oath ; quantity of potatoes raised, 111) bushels-sworn to by producer, Joseph Noyes. The manner of cultivation and expense, also sworn to by producer, is as follows:

Clay loam soil; new land, first crop; no manure; plowed about first of May, 1859; harrowed well; surrowed three feet each way; planted about 25th May; ploughed about three times with single shovel, two furrows in each row; hoed once. To plowing and harrowing, one day.......

$1 50 To planting and hoeing, three days....... To digging five days, at 75 cts each...

3 75 To plowing one day, shovel plow.........

1 25 To five bushels of seed, at 80 cts .......

400 Total ...........

... $12 75 Turnip Crop 1859.—Quantity of land, one-fourth of an acre-measured and sworn to by John Israel ; quantity of turnips raised, one hundred and eighteen bushels. The manner and the expense of cultivation sworn to by producer, Jos. Noyes-measured in a correct half bushel.

Clay loam soil ; plowed about the first of June; harrowed well about the first of July; plowed second time about 15th of July; fresh land, grubbed and chopped one year previous ; harrowed and sowed July 25th. To plowing and harrowing one and a half days........

... $2 25 To sowing, weeding and hoeing, one day..........

75 To pulling and topping, three days............. To one day, oxen and wagon.....

1 50

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TURNIP CROP 1859.-Quantity of land, one-fourth of an acre-measured and sworn to by Joshua Tracy ; quantity of turnips raised, 474 bushels—measured in half bushel measure. The manner of cultivation, and the expense of same, sworn to by producer, Andrew Tracy. New ground; plowed with double shovel; sowed and brushed in first week in August, 1859. Labor expended, one half day .............

.....$ 50 Pulling and trimming, two days.....

.... 1 25

Total ...................

... 81 75

State of Ohio, Hocking County, 88 :

George W. Benedict and J. P. McGill, being first duly sworn, say that they measured one acre of corn grown during the present year by Anthony Bumgardner; the measurement was made by these affiants while the corn was standing on the ground, with a tape line ; that the corn was cut up and shocked by the affiant, McGill, and was husked by him and Alfred Corvin and Anthony Bumgardner.

The corn was measured in the ear by the affiant, McGill, in a barrel, and measured one hundred and sixteen bushels and forty-three pounds.

These affiants are satisfied that the said measurements are correct, and that the whole of said corn was grown upon one acre of ground.

One barrel of said corn was shelled, and by computation the whole amount of said corn raised on the one acre was equal to one hundred and twenty-two busbels. And further affiants say not.

GEORGE W. BENEDICT.
J. P. MCGILL.

State of Ohio, Hocking County, 38 :

Anthony Bumgardner, being first duly sworn, says that he raised the above corn, measured by the above named affiants.

The corn was of the yellow gourd seed variety ; the ground was river bottom, and new ground; it had been girdled some four years.

It was planted in hills about three feet apart. I left from three to seven stalks in a hill. It was planted about the 16th of May.

It was gone through once with a cultivator when about eight inches high, fol. lowed by a boy to straighten it up. When it was about knee high it was plowed through with a No. 1 plow, going twice in each row. It received no more attention until it was nearly ready for tasseling, when I plowed it with a shovel-plow, going twice through each row. It was never tended by hoeing, except to chop out occasional weeds.

A. BUMGARDNER.
L. H. CULVER,

Notary Public.

We do bereby certify that we have accurately measured for William Kemble two acres of ground, and the corn crop grown thereon, is as follows: Two hundred and fifty-six bushels of ears, or one hundred and sixty-eight and four-tenths bushels of shelled corn, which gives eighty-four and two-tenths bushels per acre.

CLEMENT V. CROW,

WM. F. KEMBLE. Sworn to and subscribed on the 21st day of November.

MODE OF CULTIVATION, &c.—Soil, olay; plowed in winter; heavy sod, not manured ; planted 8th to 10th of May, in rows 34 feet apart; seed big hackberry ; worked five times through, twice harrowed and three times plowed. Cost of plowing .........

............... ..... $4 00 " harrowing.......

1 00 " plowing, &c.................................. 2 75 “ tending........

10 00 gathering ......

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Cost of raising 84 2-10 bushels..........

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168 4-10 bushels valued at 50 cents per bushel.......
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................. $61 20

The Morrow County Society awarded the first premium on one acre of corn to Jonathan Wood, jun. ; the product of an acre measuring 99f bushels, and by weight 1077 busbels, being a part of a field of nine acres that averaged over 80 bushels to the acre. The above was a timothy sod, black loamy soil, plowed nine inches deep, with a Michigan double plow, about the 20th of May, and planted in rows scant three feet one way by three and one-half feet the other, with what is here known as the Chester Valley corn, and worked through three times, viz. : the last of June with Shears' patent horse-hoe teeth all in, once in a row; next with a

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