Trade in 1897

Virginians needed large families to provide labour for their farms. Eventually land ran out and could not sustain their large families


It was the year of 18

1897

A couple in Virginia

From eight children chose seven


Virginia (America)

They traded not a sow

One of their children, with the neighbour

Traded for a cow


Don Matthews
July 2020


Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing around with words. And having fun

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