MORRIS, Edmund]. MILLER, James).
Title: How to Get a Farm, and Where to Find One. Showing that Homesteads May Be Had By Those Desirous of Securing Them; with The Public Law on the Subject ofFree Homes, and Suggestions from Practical Farmers
Publisher:  James Miller, New York, 1864,
Seller ID: 105415
[MORRIS, Edmund]. How to Get a Farm, and Where to Find One. Showing that Homesteads May Be Had By Those Desirous of Securing Them; with The Public Lawon the Subject of Free Homes, and Suggestions from Practical Farmers; toge ther with Numerous Successful Experiences of Others, who, though Beginning with Little or Nothing, have Become the Owners of Ample Farms. By the author of "Ten Acres Enough". New York: published by James Miller, (successor toC.S. Francis & Co.), 522 Broadway, 1864. Pp. (4),-345,(1),(8) of advert s for agricultural and homesteading books,(2). 8vo, pressed green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Poverty no Hundrance -- Government Lands -- Free Farms -- The Homestead Law -- Its Friends and Enemies -- Settlers in Wisconsin -- Germans in the Union -- Immigration -- A Southern Homestead Law -- Continued Grants of Public Land; 2. Number of Free Farms -- Population, Present and Future -- Increase of Public Wealth -- Past and Future Immigration -- Gold mines -- Farms -- Enough for All; 3. What makes Land valuable -- Prices balancing each other -- How poor Men pay for high-pricedFarms -- A practical Illustration -- A Farm for the Right Man; 4. More Opi nions and Experiences -- Some Objections -- Additional Light -- Encouragingthe Young -- A personal History -- Getting an Illinois Farm -- One Example -- Good Suggestions -- Buying and going in Debt -- Value of the Discussion ; 5. Exhausted farms always to be had -- Thriving Tenants -- Owners anxiousto sell -- Bartering Farms -- A lucky Beginner -- City Owners -- Taking Ad vice -- Where to search -- Saving a poor Farm -- Struggling with limited Means -- A Cry from a Working Man; 6. Wanting the Best -- The Poorer Lands first Cultivated, then the Richer Ones -- Value of Swamps -- History of threeof them -- Cranberry Swamps of New Jersey -- Power of Example -- The Missi ssippi Swamp Interest -- Wealth following Reclamation -- Public Loans to aid Drainage -- John Johnston, the Great American Tile Drainer; 7. Getting the first Thousand Dollars -- How to save -- Man wants but little here below -- Actual Cost of Food -- Great Successes -- A Dime a Day; 8. The Long Island Barrens -- Their Condition, Price, and Crops; 9. The neglected Lands of Delaware -- Repeopling the Slave Region -- Condition, Soil, and Products --Crops and Lumber -- Farms for Sale, and Prices -- Railroads -- Maryland Fa rms; 10. Wild Lands of New Jersey -- Opening of the First Railroad -- RapidImprovements -- New Towns -- Hammonton, Egg Harbor City, Vineland, its his tory, condition, and future -- The neighboring Lands; 11. The West -- Illinois, and the Central Railroad Lands -- Climate, Soil, and Productions -- Vine-growing in Missouri -- Free Lands in the Territories; 12. Land in the South -- Effect of the Civil War on Titles -- Progress and Results of Pacification -- Openings in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Virginia -- Great demand for Labor -- Cotton-growing -- Society after the War; 13. Many kinds of Farmers -- Women managing Farms -- Very Small Ones -- Eleven Acres -- A Two-acre Farm -- The Spade and the Fork -- A Single Acre -- Heads better than hands -- Help Yourself; 14. Why Land so often changes Owners -- Tenures and Estates in England -- Absorption there and here -- Results of English Husbandry -- The real Value of Land -- Stick to the Farm -- Scarecrows -- Why Farming is Unprofitable -- Go where most wanted. With a James Miller advertisement leaf tipped in at front. Occasional light marginal foxing throughout,acquisition note and name-stamp to second blank leaf, else a very good cop y. 100.00