The Englishwoman In America By Isabella Lucy Bird

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establishment 12,000 pigs are killed, pickled, and packed every fall; and
in the whole neighbourhood, as I - Page 130
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At One Establishment 12,000 Pigs Are Killed, Pickled, And Packed Every Fall; And In The Whole Neighbourhood, As I

Have heard in the cars, the "hog crop" is as much a subject of discussion and speculation as the cotton

Crop of Alabama, the hop-picking of Kent, or the harvest in England.

Kentucky, the land, by reputation, of "red horses, bowie-knives, and gouging," is only separated from Ohio by the river Ohio; and on a day when the thermometer stood at 103° in the shade I went to the town of Covington. Marked, wide, and almost inestimable, is the difference between the free state of Ohio and the slave-state of Kentucky. They have the same soil, the same climate, and precisely the same natural advantages; yet the total absence of progress, if not the appearance of retrogression and decay, the loungers in the streets, and the peculiar appearance of the slaves, afford a contrast to the bustle on the opposite side of the river, which would strike the most unobservant. I was credibly informed that property of the same real value was worth 300 dollars in Kentucky and 3000 in Ohio! Free emigrants and workmen will not settle in Kentucky, where they would be brought into contact with compulsory slave-labour; thus the development of industry is retarded, and the difference will become more apparent every year, till possibly some great changes will be forced upon the legislature. Few English people will forget the impression made upon them by the first sight of a slave - a being created in the image of God, yet the boná fide property of his fellow-man.

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