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FIVE ACRES T00 MUCH,

' A TRUTHFUL ELUCIDATION

OF
THE A 7TRACTIONS OF THE COUAVTRY,
AND

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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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by
To B E R T B. Roos EV E L T,

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, AGRICULTURE, AND FLORICULTURE,

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFUZZ P DEDICA TED,

AS AN EVIDENCE OF WHAT CAN BE DONE AND WHAT WONDERFUL RESULTS CAN BE PRODUCED BY A CAREFUL STUDY OF THEIR DIRECTIONS AND STRICT OBEDIENCE 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 TRUTH FUL, TRUSTWORTHY, AND INTERESTING.

THE AUTHOR.

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