A bushel of American wheat, which Bro. Tho. sent last year to one of his tenants in the hundreds of Essex from Nore hill, produced this harvest 40 bushels of seed: — and is much admired in that district, because from the stiffness of it’s straw it does not lodge. Wheat is so apt to lodge in these parts, that they are often obliged to mow it down in the blade about May, lest it should fall flat to the ground. This process they call swonging.
Posted by sydney on Dec 6th, 1789