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An article was published in De Hope on this date concerning the Dutch settlement at Amelia Court House, Amelia County Virginia. The article was written by J. Gebelings [Geerlings?], G. van der Riet, and Ch. Veltman. Farming and stock raising are very profitable in Virginia; the weather is mild. The heat was not oppressive in the summertime. The main crops are tobacco, wheat, corn, and oats. One acre of land produces 750 pounds of tobacco. Fertilizing is very necessary because the cultivated land was spent. The price of the land was from two to twenty dollars per acre. Most of the Dutch settlers are doing well. The colony is located twenty-seven miles from Richmond. Dr. M. Cohen Stuart gave an accurate description of the Dutch settlement in his book, Six Months in America.
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ten Hoor, Henry, "An Article Was Published in De Hope" (1876). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 262.