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Hate not laborious work, neither husbandry, which the Most
High hath ordained.

Son of Sirach.

Cultivators of the earth are the most virtuous and independent
citizens.

Jefferson.

BY WILLIAM DROWN,

WITH THE AID AND INSPECTION OF

SOLOMON DROWN, M. D.

PROVIDENCE :
PRINTED BY FIELD & MAXCY.

1824.

UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
MAR 24 1941

H Ballerin

Rhode Island District, &c.

Be it remembered, That on this thirtieth day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Three, and in the forty eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, William Drown, of said District, deposit

ed in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the following words, to wit: Compendjum of Agriculture, or the Farmer's Guide, in the most essential parts of fiusbandry and Gardening ; compiled from the best American and European publications, and the unwritten opinions of experienced cultivators. Hate not laborious work, neither husbandry, which the Most High hath ordained.'--Son of Sirach.

Cultivators of the earth are the most virtuous and independent citizens.'--Jefferson. By William Drown, with the aid and inspection of Solomon Drown, M. D."

In conformity to an act of Congress of the United State, entitled

an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned ;' and also to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the art of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints." Witness,

BENJAMIN COWELL, Clerk of the Rhode Island District.

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RECOJIENDATION.

Tus subscribers having been appointed by the Rhode-Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, to examine Doctor and Mr. William DROWN'S COMPENDIUM OF AGRICULTURE, feel great pleasure in stating that they are satisfied with the work, and do, therefore, in behalf of said Society recommend it to their fellow-citizens, as a production highly creditable to the Authors, and likely to be very useful to the Agricultural interest of the country.

TRISTAM BURGES,
J. B. FRANCIS
SAMUEL KING,
M. B. IVES,
S. H. SMITH,
W. E. RICHMOND,

Committee

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