Robin: Chancery Cause, Fauquier County (Part 3 of 4)
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At the same time they can become acquainted with the agriculture of the country. At the end of six months deeds will be issued to each man for his farm of ten or twenty acres according to the prescribed rules of the colony. The health of the colony for the last two years has been good. Emigrants to Liberia have had less sickness than eastern emigrants to Indiana or Illinois. The condition of the colonists is generally prosperous. With industry the necessaries of life can be secured in great abundance. Coffee groves are fast increasing. The trees will bear in five years from the seeds, & a bearring [bearing] tree of the mocho [mocha] kind will produce seventy five cents profit yearly. An acre of land will bear two hundred trees, & at the same time be used for other crops. I send you a paper published in the colony & a copy of my history from which you may gather useful information to assist the people in deciding whether Liberia is a desirable place for the colored man. Please let me know soon how many of these people will go to Liberia, their ages etc.
Yours Sir respectfully,
Saml. Wlikerson Genl. Agent A.C.S.