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A CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE QUESTION OF PROFIT

AND LOSS AS INVOLVED IN AMATEUR FARMING,

WITH MUCH

VALUABLE ADVICE AND INSTRUCTION TO THOSE ABOUT
PURCHASING LARGE OR SMALL PLACES

IN THE RURAL DISTRICTS.

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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

ROBERT B. Roosevelt, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

TO

THE WRITERS OF BOOKS

ON

FARMING, GARDENING, HORTICULTURE, AGRICUL

TURE, AND FLORICULTURE,

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

AS AN EVIDENCE

OF WHAT CAN BE DONE AND WHAT WONDERFUL RESULTS CAN BE PRODUCED BY A CAREFUL STUDY OF THEIR DIRECTIONS AND STRICT OBE

DIENCE TO THEIR RULES;

AND

AS A SLIGHT TESTIMONIAL TO THE ACCURACY, LUCIDITY, AND PRACTICABILITY OF THE ADVICE WHICH THEY

GIVE AND THE EXPERIENCES THEY DESCRIBE;

IN THE SINCERE HOPE

THAT THEY WILL NEVER WEARY OF COMPOSING BOOKS EQUALLY TRUTHFUL, TRUSTWORTHY,

AND INTERESTING.

THE AUTHOR.

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