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William Knox Child, a local famer and landowner, gives evidence that the lack of suitable markets in Kent means that farmers are not able to get a good price for their produce.
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Q: With a view to that description of population it would be very beneficial to the small farmer
Q: Does the Fruit in general sell badly for the want of better markets in your neighbourhood
A: I sold a considerable quantity of finest apples last year for a shilling a Bushel and I leave Honourable Gentlemen to judge if I got a fair price, if I could have sent them further I should...
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