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 Post subject: Tobacco and the American Revolution
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:52 pm 
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"Tobacco helps finance the Revolution by serving as collateral for the loan Benjamin Franklin won from France--the security was 5 million pounds of Virginia tobacco."

http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History18.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco and the American Revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:48 am 
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wydeboi wrote:
"Tobacco helps finance the Revolution by serving as collateral for the loan Benjamin Franklin won from France--the security was 5 million pounds of Virginia tobacco."

http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History18.html


I'll be happy if mine cures to 30 pounds.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco and the American Revolution
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:57 pm 
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I'll be happy if mine cures to 30 pounds.


lol! I'll be happy if mine cures to 7 pounds! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco and the American Revolution
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:02 am 
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Hi --

General Washington, asking the colonists for support, told them to send money but if they couldn't, at least send some tobacco.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco and the American Revolution
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wydeboi wrote:
"Tobacco helps finance the Revolution by serving as collateral for the loan Benjamin Franklin won from France--the security was 5 million pounds of Virginia tobacco."

http://www.tobacco.org/resources/history/Tobacco_History18.html



Hi
If you look down to year 1763 you see Patric henry and one off his first big cases. It doesn;t seem like much till you realize that this Parson got paid a yearly salary of 16,000 pounds of tobacco. worth about 400 pounds sterling . The average wage for laborer was less than 60 pounds sterling a year.
http://books.google.com/books?id=ePqHm3 ... ry&f=false
Look at page 40 down for more enfo. from one of my favorite books.
Lee
And I think 30 -35 pounds of tobacco will last wife a year +. lee

Just saw the average wage for a female maid was 1-3 pounds sterling a year in boston


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