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Huntsville Independent (AL)
Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: Gen. Morrow Converting Farm into Stock Plantation;
Col. Sheats Starts on Canvass

Date: November 4 1886

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 5

General S. M. Morrow was in town this week. He is rapidly converting his large farm up the river into a stock plantation. This year only about 50 bales of cotton will be raised on it. Within the last six months, over $6000 worth of cattle and sheep have been sold and he has a large number of hogs that will be slaughtered as soon as the weather turns cold. He also has 40 head of young hogs that he has raised, which will be put on the market in the spring. General Morrow is one of its largest taxpayers in the county.—Decatur News.
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Col. Sheats started out on the canvass Tuesday last. He went in a broken axle buggy, with two wheels dished the wrong way, no dashboard, two nuts gone and various screws loose, drawn by a one-eyed, hip-botten, stiff kneed bay critter. He was heard from at 3 o’clock in the afternoon near Mooresville, shelling the woods with a noiseless, ineffective, spiked howitzer and expected to carry Swancot, Bibb’s Lane, one or two small plantations and the whole of ___ for Jeems Jackson.—Decatur News.

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