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Extract on George Washington's Farm, and State of America

Date: July 29, 1789
Publisher: Hampshire Gazette
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This article praises George Washington's agricultural ability. It surveys his livestock and amounts of acreage for each crop. The correspondent believes that Washington seeks to benefit his country and mankind. The writer thinks that the new United States of America will become the premier country on earth in less than a century. He thinks that the representation of the Union is complete with the selection of the delegate from New Hampshire. William Butler began publication of the Hampshire Gazette on September 6, 1786, in Northampton, Massachusetts. The mission of the newspaper was to inform the public about the issues pertaining to the ongoing conflicts. Butler was decidedly on the government side of the issues.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA