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[Diary entry: 25 August 1770]

25. I examined my Corn fields & perceivd that the late Rains had made a great alteration for the better. Many stalks were putting out entire New Shoots with young and tender Silk—but as the Tassels of most of all the Corn (especially in that field in the Neck) was entirely dry. The question is whether the Corn for want of the Farina will ever fill. This is a matter worthy of attention & should be observd accordingly.

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