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into large mortars, to be beaten. Each mortar
will contain about a bushel. It is pounded to
loosen the husk, which is very hard to get off.
Sometimes it is passed through a mill. After
this it is sieved, riddled, and fanned; the broken,
that is useless for sale, is given to the negroes,
and the rest is put up into barrels, ready for send¬
ing to market.