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SOME ARGUMENTS IN FAVOUR OF LARGE FARMS.
THE writer of the Observations relative to Large Farms, in your Magazine for May last, though fie professes, from the attention he has paid to Agriculture, to be not
enable him to lay out considerable sums on the adventitious manures necessary for the enriching his land. But the want of sufficient capital too often precludes small farmers
an incompetent judge of the effects from the possibility of improving
of large farms, appears to me to have taken a very partial view of the subject. And though he is of opinion, that he has said enough to prove that large farms art highly injurious, I am not deterred from offering some arguments in their favour, which, if not sufficient to prove them, on the contrary, highly advanla
their land. Small possessions around? towns, in the occupation of manufacturers and others, ate, no doubt, cultivated to the greatest advantage j but their occupiers are enabled to do so, only by employing part of the capital, which they have acquired by their success in trade, in the improvement of their land. Indeed, the
geoui, will, i hope, induce the unpre- quantity of land possessed in this way
is comparatively so small as to afford no argument against farms in general being large. From all the Agricultural Reports of the different counties of the kingdom, it will be found, that they are rith and large
judiced reader, not to put implicit faith in his assertions, The advantages, or .disadvantages, of large farms, will probably more distinctly appear, if we take a separate view of their effects, upon the annual pro
duce of the land, and upon the po- farmers only, who have made them
pulation of the nation at large. So selves conspicuous forthesuperiorqua
far from a large farm producing lityofthejrstocks,ortbemoreimprov
lefs than the fame land divided ed cultivation of their land, From the
amongst a number of occupiers would variety of soils in a large farm, its pof
do, in all places where the spirit of sessor has it in his power to make the
improvement has made any progress, proper cultivation of one more sub
the contrary effect has universally been produced, und must necessarily be so. The improvement of worn out, or of waste land, necessarily requires that its occupier should be possessed of capital, not only sufficient to stock his farm, but also to
servient to the improvement of another species of soil. He is enabled to keep his live stock at much greater advantage, as very often the fame labour is necessary to attend a few sheep or cows, as would be required for a- greater number. In