Mosquitoes in November and other Miscellany from The New England Farmer in 1843

A Collection of News

The New England Farmer shared a little post of miscellaneous news at the end of 1843 that caught my eye:

  • Mosquitoes in November. The New Orleans Diamond, of Nov. 24th, says, "As we write, myriads of mosquitoes are hovering around us, like evil messengers. Think of that, ye frozen dwellers at the North."
  • According to the Journal of Commerce, potatoes are now selling, in New York, for seventy-five cents a bushel.
  • A beautiful Oriental proverb runs thus: "With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin." (A little reference to the silkworm’s only food: the mulberry leaf.)

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