Robin: Chancery Cause, Fauquier County (Part 3 of 4)
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affording them an opportunity of engaging in agriculture immediately and getting a comfortable subsistence. The emigrant who goes into possession of such house & farm will be required (within a reasonable time) to errect [erect] a similar house on another lot, or pay the cost of it, when the house & farm which he occupies will be conveyed to him by deed, vesting in him a perfect title to the property. Rice is cultivated & produces an abundant crop on the high lands. Two crops of corn can be raised within the year. The coffee tree abounds in the forests, and when transplanted & cultivated, yields the best quality coffee in the world. Tropical ftuits [fruits] of all kinds are in great plenty. You mention that the Slaves will assemble about Christmas. I would suggest an earlier day if practicable, that those who elect to go to Liberia may sail in the Saluda from Norfolk on the 25th of Dec. Should the Executors desire it, one of our committee will be present when they assemble. The Genl. Agent of this Society is now absent. He will return in a few days when a meeting of the Board will be held. In the mean time should you desire further & [more?] particular information, it will be most cheerfully given.
Very Respy. Yours,
Obt. Sevt F. Knight Ast. Sec. Am. Col. Soc.
[Left Margin Aligned Vertically] The Sugar cane grows in luxuriantly