Cherokee Phoenix


Published July, 15, 1829

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The Crops.- We have no recollection of having seen the crops of Corn, Wheat, and Cotton present, at any former period, a more flattering prospect to the cultivators of the soil in the Tennessee valley, than is now exhibited. The season hitherto has been unusually favorable: refreshing rains and warm weather have combined to produce a most rapid and healthful state of vegetation, and every indication is now presented of an abundant harvest. The Wheat crop is already generally secured, and is said to be very fine: in quantity it undoubtedly surpasses the product of any previous year in North Alabama. Rye and Oats are also abundant and well grown. Tassels have made their appearance in our corn fields, but we cannot hope to have roasting ears on the 4th of July as in previous years, owing to the last winter, which we all recollect encroached very much upon the privileges of Spring. We have not observed any Cotton blossoms,though we apprehend they may now be found. Without some great change in the weather, we may confidently predict that the present will be the most favorable crop year with which we have been blessed for some time past.

Southern Advocate.