Cotton Crop in Virginia

November 14, 1866


For the first time, cotton has been successfully cultivated south of Richmond. There is a new hope that cotton can become a new crop for Virginia


Cotton Crop in Virginia.--The only crop of cotton raised below Richmond in thirty years has been raised by Dr. Blair Burwell, Jr. it was planted in 210 acres of ground, and yielded 225 pounds to the acre. This is a good commencement, and we hope that cotton-raising will be regularly pursued in Virginia.
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