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Eustatia Plantation, Mississippi, Account Book
			
                                George R. Clark
                                     Overseer








                            PREFATORY REMARKS,
                            Prefatory Remarks
                          TO THE SECOND EDITION.
                          to the Second editeon

              

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        It is now two years since the first edition of the "Plan-
     tation Record and Account Book" was issued.  A large
     edition was immediately consumed, and that, without any 
     particular effort on the part of the publisher--marking,
     most approvingly, the commendation with which the work
     was received, and giving emphatic proof of how greatly the
     want of a book of the kind was felt. 

        Uncontrollable circumstances prevented the issue of a 
     second edition, the season following.  Arrangements how-
     ever have now been made, with the present publishers, to
     keep a constant supply on hand; and through the trade,
     and by travelling agents, to scatter the work over all of the
     cotton-growing States.

        The author has corresponded widely with experienced 
     Planters and Overseers, with a view to receiving sugges-
     tions which might enable him to simplify and improve.
     The result has been some slight but important alterations.

        He has been highly gratified by the repeated assurances 


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     of many of the best Overseers in the country, that his labors
     have afforded them the means of reatly smoothing their
     thorny path, and of simplifying their duties.  They have
     assured him that, instead of finding their labors and respon-
     sibilities increased, as they at first feared, when his work 
     was placed in their hands to be kept, both have been
     greatly lessened; whilst the correct keeping of the Records
     and Accounts has proved, from their simplicity and com-
     pleteness, a pleasing task.

        To the Planter, the advantage is sufficiently manifest, of
     having his Overseer render him such an account of his
     stewardship; and he may safely infer that the overseer
     who hesitates to do so, having the blanks before him,
     merely requiring to be filled up, is unworthy of such a trust.

        It may here be repeated, that any suggestions, for im-
     provement of future editions, will be gladly received and
     carefully weighed.
        WASHINGTON, Adams Co., Miss., 7th Nov., 1849


                  J W Butler, Overseer


			
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