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Jay Montgomery Hurd Memoirs (Digitized Content)

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  • Memoirs of Jay Montgomery Hurd, 1874
    Multi-Page Item | 124 pages | 1874This is a 124-page memoir, "A Few Incidents in the Life of a Sexagenarian." In his memoir, Hurd primarily discussed farming operations, politics, and his many pleasure trips, which included several visits to major eastern cities. Hurd described farming in the pre-mechanized era and the changes wrought by the onset of mechanization. Hurd also discussed abolition, Anti-Masonry...