Physic and Farming
Agriculture, Chemistry, Education, Race
The letter, written in a style to reflect the author's poor standard of literacy, expresses alarm at news of John J Mechi's use of chemical fertilisers. Exclaims that 'instead of gooin to stable and varm-yar for manoorer, we shall be sending vor't to Potticarries' Hall'. Ridicules Mechi's attempt to teach farmers scientific methods without appearing pedagogic, and threatens to 'sheak his roobub, his Epsom zalts, and stuff out o'his head'.
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