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balance against the South in favor of the North of seventeen million four hundred and twentyJhree thousand one hundred and ffty-two bushels, and a difference in the value of the same, also in favor of the North, of forty-four million seven hundred and eighlyiwo thousand six hundred and thirty-six dollars. It is certainly a most novel kind of agricultural superiority that the South claims on that score!
Our attention shall now be directed to the twelve principal pound-measure products of the free and of the slave States—hay, cotfon, butter and cheese, tobacco, cane, sugar, wool, rice, hemp, maple sugar, beeswax and honey, flax, and hops—and in taking an account of them, we shall, in order to show the exact quantity produced in each State, and for the convenience of future reference, pursue the same plan as that adopted in the preceding tables. Whether slavery will appear to better advantage on the scales than it did in the half-bushel, remains to be seen. It is possible that the rickety monster may make a better show on a new track ; if it makes a more ridiculous display, we shall not be surprised. A careful examination of its precedents, has taught us the folly of expecting anything good to issue from it in any manner whatever. It has no disposition to emulate the magnanimity of its betters, and as for a laudable ambition to excel, that is a characteristic altogether foreign to its nature. Languor and inertia are the insalutary viands upon which it delights to satiate its morbid appetite ; and "from bad to worse" is the ill-omened motto under which, in all its feeble efforts and achievements, it ekes out a most miserable and deleterious existence.
TABLE NO. IX.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OP THE FREE STATES 1850.
TABJLK NO. X.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OP THE SLAVE STATES 1850.
TABLE NO. XI.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF THE FREE STATES 1850.
Maple Sugar, lbs.
TABLE NO. XII.
TABLE NO. XIII.
ANIMAL PRODUCTS OF THE FREE STATES 1850.
TABLE NO. XVI.
ANIMAL PRODUCTS OF THE SLAVE STATES 1850.