Henry Livingston, Jr.
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New-York Magazine; or, Literary Repository
24th Sept. 1791; by A.B.

Messrs. Swords,
Please to publish the following in your entertaining and useful Magazine, and oblige your most humble servant,

In the Christian's, Scholar's, and Farmer's Magazine, vol. i page 642, oxen are recommended in husbandry, but instead of the yoke in common practice, it is advised to use harness.

I wish some of your readers would describe through the channel of your Magazine, the harness so recommended, and the reason wherefore it is considered as of more utility than the yoke.
A Dutchess County Farmer.
24th Sept. 1791

[From Henry Livingston's Anticipation article in the Poughkeepsie Journal of June 26, 1790:

And lastly whereas, divers propositions and remarks have appeared in almanacks and other profound compositions proving irreflagably, that the practice of making oxen subservient to all the purposes of agriculture ought to be preferred to the general use of horses:

The previous appearance of A.B., which may be its first appearance in the NYMLR, appears on page 541, directly above a poem by R, To Miss.


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