Punch,  48 (1865), 264.

A Fair Word for a Farmer





Agriculture, Experiment, Nutrition, Commerce

    Praises John J Mechi for showing 'how to manure the land with brains' and thus 'made two ears of corn grow where one never before sprouted'. Explains that after 'numberless experiments', industry, and patience he has shown how the 'worst land may produce the best of crops'. Proceeds to explain that 'In recognition of his services, a movement is on foot to buy his farm of Tiptree, and present him with its freehold', and expects patrons of this cause to include farmers. Supports Mechi's cause and wishes him prosperity.

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