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They further represent and claim that the Custom is common when plantations are leased that the use of Gins is free of Charge and that it would have been cheaper for them to have paid from one to three dollars per acre higher Rent and have been allowed the use of the gin, as they could then gin and Bale their Cotton at an expense of from $5, to $6, at the highest. Cotton picking has commenced & the Cotton Crop here is pretty good for the Season, which has been full of difficulties and trials to the planters, their are few if any of them who will be unable to pay their Rents and expenses, while the majority will realize fair profits. all of which is Respectfully Submitted. (---:) I have the honor to be very Respectfully your old Servt MnL. Ryan (---:) Capt A,R,C (---:) SubConis Bu NF & AS
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