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Unformatted text preview: noticed only the wealthier actually own any. The slaves are pretty friendly considering their poor living conditions. The economy here is mostly agrarian with lack of industry and capital. The main crops here are tobacco, rice, sugar, indigo, and of course, cotton. Indigo is this neat plant that they use to dye fabrics blue. It seems very fascinating. There is a device here known as the cotton gin and it has increased the production of cotton, so I’ve been told. The transportation here is based mainly on waterways such as canals and ships. Most of the cotton is shipped through boats and steamships. There are also a some railroads, sot nearly as much as there are at home. As for human transportation, there are canals, carriages, trains, and o course, walking. I miss you all and send my love. See you at the end of the summer! Take care and write back soon! Love Always, Your Daughter, Destiny Sze [D]...
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