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ATLANTA, UA., Dce. 10th, 180.
Aes.yrs. Adair f-ru.:
Gonts-1 hoiughbt of you last spring one ton Soluble
Pacifde (uano, 111111 1tpt onl cotton. It canic fblly up
to my expectatloiis, and I cheerfully recommend It to
platter as i proltable fertilizer for cotton.
M. G. DOBDINS.
From SOUTH CAROLINA.
EqUAIrTY, B. C., October, 1868.
R. . Robson, Rtq.:
kar Yir:-ielow find replies to your enquirles,
as to the kind of Imaure used by me, and how
much, and to what crop applied, &c ., &c. I used a
mixture of solible Pacific and 11 i hosplate on a
rather sandy soil, on cotton, a)pplying it at the rate
of About 200 lbs. to the acre, about the 1st of April,
puttiug It In the drill and bedding on It as we
o with barn yard miCauure. We lind te early part
of the season wet, anti afterwards a drought of about
fi've weeks, commencing about itl .1uly. Its appli.
cation has doubled the crop, and'I believe, that 1:nd I
applied double the quantity it would have pahi in
Yours, &c., W. T. FORD.
P. 8.-Mr. Ford Is a good planter, and has paid
mre attention to the results than was in my power
to do. THOMAS II. McCANN.
CuARu.xsTON, December 10th, 1808.
Heours. John . Reee & Go.:
I encloso certificate from Prof. Shepard, showing
thit h0 lias analyzed my stock of Pacific Guano for
the past three years, and that it has alwaiys been uni
form in qualily; the plan you have adlopted of always
keeping the Pacific up to the same high standard, re
gardless of expense, is meeting its reward by tho
confidence that our people nov begin to place iI it,
which theengagecnit made with Dr. 61. Jdien Rarenl
will tend more to streng then. My sales t14 year wiA
b Argey ineased; ny letters from plmaterla;d1 speak
of itthe hiqhcst terms8; some say it is fully equal
to Peruvian Guano, while others i-wipan it.
Yours truly, J. N. ROBliON.
This may certify that I have been employed by
3r. J. 1. Robson, during the past three years, to
select and analyze samples from nearly every cargo
of Soluble Pacific Guano sold by him, and that I
havo, thus far, found the article in which he has dealt
of a high and uniform grade of excellence.
CHARLES UPHAM SI PARD.
CHAR sTON, Dec. 10, 1868.
-MAnToN 0. IT, B 0 July 20th, 1808.
- Mr. J. N. Robson, Charleston, ..:
The Pacific Guano lna given great satisfaction this
season, and we will be able to treble the amount sold
here, next season. It Is being used largely as a top
dressing, and many planters believe it'quito equal to
Yours, &c., 8. A. DURHAM & CO.
AimroN. 8, C., October 20th, 1808.
J. N. Robson, Esq.:
I received sometime ago, a circular from you, asking
of me the result of my experiments this year with
Guano. I could not answer you satisfactorily, and
eoncluded to defer doing so, until I went to your city.
I will state, however, that I used no (ino except
Soluble Pacille. My land is an old sandy soil; I 0p.
plied from 150 to 200 lbs. per aere, and although I in
tentionally omitted no plrtt of tle plantation, yet
from carciessness, there were several rows in dill'erent
parts of the pintaton, on which no Guano was ap
'plied. The difference in the yield was froim three to
five hundred per cent. in favor of the guanoed rows.
Yours very truly,
TilOM AS W. RA BB, S8t.
FI.oRuNcE, S. C., October 20th, 1q08.
J. N. Robson, Ksq., Charleiiton, AS. C.:
You wrote te sometintie ago, making inquiry in
regard to the effects of the li'ertilizers I purchased of
you lhst Spring. I have delayed mny reply thus lolg,
to fully satisfy myself f their benelits. Thc Soluble
Pacillo Guano, I applied in the April planting of
cotton, at the rate of 100 lbs. per acre, and find it
equal to twelve bushels cotton seed, applied at smie
time, per acre. Had tile 100 Ils. Guano been applidgI
one half in April, (ho other half In June, I think a
greater benefit would have accrued.
Yours, &c., - I. ROGERS.
PoMAnr A, S. C., October, 1808.
J. N. Robson, Esg., Charleston, S. C.:
I used Soluble Pacific Guano, from 120 to 220 lbs.
per acre. The largest quantity pays the greatest per
centige. Used side by side with Peruvian, I have
bi.n able to see no ditTerence front the time of cover
-11 up until now.
Ey impression is that I would as leave use the
Bolubl Pacific Guano, pound for pound, as the Pe
ruvian, and 200 lbs. per acre will pay better than
T. B. BOINEST.
POMAnTA, 8. C., October, 1808.
J. . Robson, eq., Charleston S. U.:
I applIed 200 lbs. Soluble lPacific Guano, per acre,
on cotton. I think it piald, with the unfavorable
season, at least 50 per cent. on th~e investment. I
tink the Pacific Guano bettor than Peruvian for- a
J. A. CANNON.
'ArKIN, 8. 0., October 20th, 1808.
J. 17 Robson, eq., Chuarleton, ,S. C.:
Bear Sir-,I1 purchased from you nearly .seven tonst
of Soluble Pacific Guano, and appllied 200 lbs. per
.acre to cotton and 100 lbs. to corn. The cffct upon
both cotton and corn, I think I can say when all
harvested, satisfactory-so much so that I intend to
purchase only the Soluble Pacific next season.
WV. 0. MOOD.
MA'r-nxws R LUFF, Nov. 30, 1800.
Mesura. B. . Wade & Co.:
Gente-I used the two tons of Boluble Pacific Gurano
you sent me last spring on myl cotton. crop, applying IL
at the rate of 180 lbs. to the aere, on old, worn land,
withi a clay sub-soil. VTe yield hlas been~ about dou
ble that on the same quality of land without mlanuro.
My crop was mnade tI s year under very unafavorablo
circumstanceca. SucceedIing a wet, cold, and conse
quentlybcwr spring, we had the Cevereint
droutght dug thte summner mfonlths I have ever
knowvn, during a period of twenlty years. I'ot with
standig alil I hese disadvanatages, it has paid a large
profit, antd with good seasons and careful cultivation
would pay mtuch hetter.
For severai years before the war I applitd Peru
vian Guano uIpon moat of the landl I planted in cot
ton, and frotm ny experiment this year with thle
Soluble Pacifle Guano, am satisfied that it pays
equally as well, if not better, at the satme cost per
acre. Very repe,fully, yours, &c.,
EQUALITY P. O., 8. C., Oct. 25th, 1808.
J. N. Robson, Charleston, B. Q.:
We used a combination of Soluble Pacific Guano.
200 lbs. per acre. Its use has doubled the crop, and
I believe, had we used double the quantity per acre,
the increase of yield would have beeni in proportion.
TIIOS. II. McCANN,
W. 11. FORD.
ORANGEBURG, B. C., October, 1808.
J. N. 1?obon,.Fwq., Charleston, 8. 0.:
I used nono but "3oluble Pacific Guano" this year.
I used it on cotton and corn. Pacific Guano is a
good manure for the soil I plant, at least, and I want
to get some for wheat this fall.
L. R. BECKWITH.
ORANORnone DIST., S. C., Oct. 18th, 1807.
.J. N. Robson, Esq..:
Dear Bir-Your letter, asking me to give you the
results of the use of the 89luble Pacific Guano as a
test against the Peruvian, has come to hand, aml I
will cheerfully comply with your request. I first
used them pound for pound (100 lbs. per acre, in the
enno field.) The land on which the Pacific was used
has produced a weed nearly twice as large as the
Peruvian, and has bolled in proportion. I am confl
dent the yield will exceed the Peruvian land by at
least 50 per cent. I then used the two in relation to
cost, say 120 lbs. Pacific to 100 lbs. Peruvian, and the
increaso of growth and frult was in proportion to
the first Instance, and I believe the yield will be at
least 70 per cent. better than the Peruvian. I used
the Pacific 150 lbs. to the acre, Cn a piece of land
that would make about 700 pounds Seed cotton,
without it, nnd the land will certainly turn me out,
at least 1,100 or 1,200 lbs. I also used it 50 lbs. to
the acre, on corn and peas, on a lied that generally
averaged from 8 to ) bushels corn without manure,
and 1 have gathered the corn, which turned out
about 12 bushiels per acre, and, had the stand been
reguhir, I think it would have yielded at least a
bushel more, andl the peas are pronounced .to be the
best ever seen in that field. Onl the whole, the Pa
cific Guano seems to suit our, lands the best. I do
not consider that it had a fair chance to show its
true value this year, owing to the very wet an un
favorablo seasons. These statements are not given
wholly on my own judgment, for some of my neigh
bors who have seen my crop will testify there is a
decided difference in favor of the Pacific Guano.
I am, 'very respectfully,
L. R. 'BECKWITI.
EDGRFIRLD,-S. C., June 24th, 1807.
Dear &rs-I Purchased some Soluble Pacific Guano
from you, and I think it better on dry land for cotton
than the unmixed Peruvian, because it has more
lime in it, and is not so burning or stimulating.
Very respectfully, yurs,
'. W. PICKENS.
* From NORTH CAROLINA.
WiLMTNwroN, N. C., Dec. 13, 1GO.
Mesrs. John S. Reese & Co.:
Gcnti---We write to ask at what time we may reason
ably expect the cnrgo of 150 tons Soluble Pacilic Guano.
We are having inquiries lbr it from our customers
who received their supplies through us last spring.
Mr. C. Gralhan, of Marion U. H1., S. C., writes us
under date of Gth instant, " that the ASoluble Paciic
Cuan, na fr nit tliey have used it in his district, has
given general satislactiona; and from tile inquiries
makimg about Guano, the Soluble Pacific will be very
nch in deiand."
We sold about 00 tons ist sprin- in Anson and
Edgecomh countics, in this Stile, ami the result has
bcen sati.thetory to the planters wito applied it; so
much so, that many of then will use it for their
entire crops this season, being cheaper by $20 per
ten than Peruvian, and the yield fully e(unl.' Far
maers bind it to their interest to buy the I acific Guano.
This Gunano being already prepared, is another in
dueentt to planters to use it in preicrence to Peru
vian Guano. We have dealt largely in Peruvian
G1no for twelve years, and coflinue to deal in it;
at the same time we feel no hesita -q in recoiniend
ing the Pacific Guano when our opinion is consulted.
W.. 1. McRARY & CO.,
FonitkesrvTLin, Wake Co., N. C., Nov. 2,1800.
rews. J. R. & P. A. Dunn:
Gent--We used the " Pacific Guano " purchased
of you last spring on cotton, putting frot one hutn
dred to one hundred and filly pounds to tle acre.
During the dr' eason, where .t was used side by
side with stable manure, tie guanoed cotton re
nained gr.een and luxuriant, while the other fired
and shed its leaves and forms. We also used it side
by side with the Perutvian Guano, and prefer it to
that celebrated Fertilizer. We can safely say that it
is the beat and cheape.t manure we.have ever used
and cheerfuly recomnnend it to tile public.
W. D. JONES,
EC. E. GIR,
P. HI. MAN'GUM,
JAMES C. LEIGH,
'3y. B. DUNN, JR.
Meesrs. John 8. Reese & Co, atmore 18180
I used your Soluble Pacific Guano,J.ast fall, on my
wheat, with highly satiafactory results. I used it
alongsideo of' Peruvian Guano; I used the same mues
sure or bulk of onae thsat I did of the other, and I
am fully. satisfied the yield of wheat is as goad, If
not better, where the Pacific was applied. I also
made the samne experiment wvith Oats lhst spring, and
turnedc~ out equally as good as with the wheat, and
would recommaenad it to all who are in want of a re
Yours, truly, T1H10. W. EGGL~ESTON.
ThIcKLAND, Pair~a WraltrAM Co., VA.,
July 16th, 180(0
** * In a fild of 85 nores, 1 sele'ctedl 30 to 410
necres of land that I (10 not believe, without 10our
Gunnoo, would have made two barrela of cotn t the
nereC. Thlis corn was paalntedl very' late, (after the
20thi of May,) it camne upl .lookitng green atnd str'oua
ad htaas gtrowi ot' rapidlly, and my neighbors pr6.
nouince it now from six to cight barrel crojp. My
p~resent deterination is naever again to cultivate any
crop withtout your Paciic Guano. * * * sal
r'ather have it than Peruvian Guano. * * * The
resulits so fair is truly astonishing, tand I regret I did(
not feel able to get three ties the qaniyfrm
Spring crop, * * * lniyfrm
You rs, &c,.,
AusTEnDAM, VA., JtU4 2, 1800.
Mssr. Reese &Co...
I have waited till now (expecting to commence my
wheat harvest to-morrow,) that I ilgit answer your
letter as definitely as possible. '"The oldest inhabl
taut never witnessed such a flilure of the wheat crop
as we have in this part of Virginia. It has been
often remarked to me by my neighbors, that mine
was the best crop In this vicinity, which of course I,
and every one else, attributes to the Guano and Rone
Flour. " can most conscientiousty recommend (4. In
comparing it with the Peruvian, I would say, that I
used the Peruvian two years preceding tho war; mcy
present crop is much better than it was one of those
years, and I believe as good as it was e'ther year,
notwithstanding the general failure of wheat every
where this year. A great deal of my wheat this year
was winter-killed, and then late In the spring fly
damaged it very much. * * *
Very respectfully yours, &e.,
WM 3. MORTON.
LITTLEToN, SUssx Co., VA., Nov. 24, 1800.
Messrs. John S. Rees & Co.:
Gente-The ten tons Soluble Pacifle Guano I pro
cured from you In March last was applied chlely to
cotton, with results entirely satisfactory. The cirop
started well; was vigorous in its early growth, and
continued so until maturity. The growth was larger
and the plant did not suler from the drought as did
the crops of Imly neighbors who used Peruvian Guano.
It was better and heavier bolled, and opened quite as
earl as any crop I saw where Peruvian Guano was
used. -I am satisfied my orop was increased 200 per
cent. by the use of tiie Guano. I used it on corn,
pea nuts and navy beans with equally satisfactory
A. L. LAND.
ONANcocK, VA., Mtay 18th, 1800.
John q. Reesm, lw;.:
I will state tht I have now in process several
compiiitive experihents between Peruvian and
Soluble Pacific Guanos, on potatoes, cotton and gar
den vegetables, applied at samce cost per acre; and In
every instance, thus ihr, the appearance is in favor of
the Pacific Guano, in color and growth.
THU . R. JO-YNES.
BnuNswIcK Co., VA., Dec. 22, 1800.
Messrs. Rogers, Jarratt & Rires
Gentlemen-I was induced by your recommenda
tion to use the "Soluble Pacific Wuano" on cotton
and tobacco this year. I ain entirely satistled With,
the result on both crops; It acts finely, My expert
ments entirely satisfy me of its value. I consider my
crops of cotton doubled by its use, and I prefer it to
Susanx Co., VA., January 11, 1807.
Messrs. Rogers, Jarrat & Wres:
I used the Soluble Pacieic Guano last season on
cotton, and sin so well iucased w.ih the result, that I
intend using it the next year more extensively.
Fron observation, I am *gisfled that crops upon
which this Guano is used, are not so liab'e to be
injurcd by drought.
JOIIN E. RIVYES.
STAUTON, VA, July 25, 1808.
Messqrs.7Tr. Kterr & D1ro.:
Gentemen-I used the Pacific Guano, purchased of
you last year, in the samce field with Peruvian
Guan11o, usig about 100 1bs. of each to tha acre, aid
I have no hes ation in sayhig that th.e Pacific did
the best work, the grain being heavier and the heads
larger. I have also a fine crop of grass.
'r' uly, yours, &e
SuMsTr POINT, JLuira'sON, Co., V. VA.,
Mess.s. Ranson & Duke, Charleston :
Gentlenen--I have compared tihe Sohuble Pacifle
Guano, purchased of you last fail for whoat with
three other kinds, and dho not hesitate to give it the
preference over all of them.
Respectrully, WM. A. RUDY.
FA eqUIRn Co., VA., September, 18608.
John S. Reese & Co.:
Gentlemen-If you reinember, I told you my inten
tion was to niake a test last fall, on my wheat crop,
between the Soluble Pavific Guano and Peruvian
Gucano. I did so, using thcesamce quanctity on the samec
soi, the suenne day's sowing. The result is, I can dis
cover no dilereec In the crop, and, I feel perfectly
satisfied, from the trial I have made, that the Soluble
Pacific Gun isfu!y equal to the Peruvian.
G. N. BABTABLE.
KrCSWIOK I I KPOT, VA. 1. It 1R.,
feo,:.n. .. .. Reese & Co.: August 28, 18U8.
(entlemen-I am pleased, after a lapse of two
years in thce use of' Peruvianc and other fertilizers oli
wuheat anid grass, to heaer testimony to tico supler'iority
of your Soluble Pacific Guano over all others upon
ESTAUNTON, YA., July 17th, 1808.
Messrs. 7 . Nier & Br-o.:
Gentlemnen-I used the Soluble Pacific Guano pur
chased~ of you last fall, on a piece of Ight chtesnut
land, sowinig 150 lbs. per Li'C. On the sanme land I
p~ut a good coat of first-rate barn-yard acid stable
mianure. I lhave no hesitatio~n in saying that the
Guanoed whceat Is much supeior, beineg hteasier aned'
larger ini yield. On a smcall piece of tihe same land,
which had ineither cluano neor meanureo, thme wheat was
very poor. 1 deem your Guano an excellent crop
INEAni OClAnLasTowN, JEFFPr.nsoN Co., W. VA.,
Messrs. Ranson & Duke:
Gontlemen-i ani now engaged hcarvesning wheat
fr-occ stuibble land, upon which I drilled in with the
wheamt hast fail seventy-flye lbs. per' acre of' Reese's
Soluble Pailec Gunco, purchased from you. With
the except ion of' tihe yeair 1863, most, of this land ihas
been m icuiltivattioni eery year sucecessively focr nine
years'1 past. Laist biau'est, hInvineg used no, fertcilizier, I
cut frone it about seven or- cight- b ud heis'of wheat p'er
acerc. Th'le whe-at upon the same land is now vecy
heavy aned of' uucommionly fine quality. N4o mace
wo'uld put it under twenety b~uishelS to thme aecre. It
presenets the stuonegest evid ence of the ahnost miracu
lousa eff'ect of the Pacific Guano.
Thie above statenfent I consider justly due to thle
vendors of this valuable fertillie'r.
CHARYLOTTsvILLE, July 4, 1800.
memo. Jokn 8. -esee & Co.:
The farmers to whom we sold the Pacifie G'lano
for wheat last Fall are some distance-in'the cbuntry,
and we have not had a chance to see them to get
certificates, but we have heard them say on several
occasions in which they stated that they had as good
crops as they had ever raised from the use of Pehi.
dian Guano, and they intend using the Pacifle Guano
again this season.. An excellent crop was raised by
one farmer, to whom we sold, with only one hundred
pounds to the acro.
HARRIS & SPOONER.
CumunERLAND CO., VA., July 12th, '00.
Mra Jno. F. Wren, Richmond, Va.:
* * So far I like the Pacific Guano better
thaii the Peruvian. I have a very fine prospect folia
crop of tobacco; it is all coming in top very prettily
Very truly, our friend
B. W . LE10H1 DLANTON.
Messrs. John S. Reese i Co.: RHouMoND, December 2tb,,)108.
We have been selling Soluble Pacfic Guano since the war, an
can truly say, that no article we havo ever dealt In has given
general and so great satisfaction, both to us as dealers, and to oub
frIends the consuners. The demand for it has steadily increased
until last fall we were unable to supply it by nearly otie huudred
tons. Our onstonters think it equal, pouand for pound to Peruvian
Guano on the firot crop, and many think it beter ; al ogres, ho.
ever, that on the grass or second crop, its effects are wonderfuI
far surpassinu in this retpect, any other fertilizer, and, asone e1
them says,1 It appears to INTIvA the land."
We exi ct a large lemand next aplit g, and advise you now, so
as to prevent any disap. ointment in obtaining our supply.
Very respectfully, your obedient server ' .
A1L180N & ADDISON.
Kltswrox DaPoT, Va. 0. R. R., August 28 1860.
Messrs. J. a. Reese & Co.:
I fih ,leased after a lapse of two yeatts, In the use of Peruvian
and other fertillirers on wheat anti grass, to bear testimony to the
puperiority of your Soluble Pucilo Guano over all others upon my
By referenoo, you will find in 18f6, my neighbor, Mr. Rogers,
and myself. pu.chased fifteen tons of you . o.
We now wni thirty tons to use ttle i heat apd gras
Please lot us bear from you at your earlist conved! ro.
RienonD, VA., December 10th, 188.
Messrs. J7ohn 8. Reese it Co.:
At the close of another year, we deem it proper to advise you,
with regard to our sales of Pacifle, And the prospect in the future.
We have sold the )'acifio Guano since the end of the war, and
ire took forward to larger sales this coming sbason, than al any
time since we became your agents. We believe the thitilng par.
tion of the farners of Virginia and North Carblina, are %6e of
orinion, that there is more real value in Pacific than Peruvia
Guano. The present wheat crop looks well and the Tobaoso now
in barn and being cured, is of a very superior quality.
Yours very truly, &o.. A. Y. STOKES & .
WOoDT.A~qh, NEAR EASTON, MD., June 28, 1800.
* * * "The general appearance of the straw
where Pacifle Gunno was applied at the rate of 180
down to 100 lbs. per nere, was that produced by the
well known, but now little used I'eruvian Guano.
I'his, you understand, refers to advanced spring,
after coming through the harsh winter and early
Spring months. The bralclling and general health.
fiuiness were bevoind expectation. * * I
used beside Pa'tic Guano three teell known super.
'hosPhtates of lime. * I was able to cut
Ithe earliest where I applied the Guano, and in a late
variety of wheat, the gutnced half was not olly fit
to cut sooner, but Wias saved from ruin by rust,
whereas the phosphated side was green, and the
grailn shrivelled. * I believe Pacifle
(inno is all you claim for it, and say unhesitatingly
at the saie cost, I woild as Soon use it as Peruvian
Gutanlo. * * In conclsilon, I prefer Pacific
Guano to all the suilper-phiosphutes that I have used,
because it is itore itdive amtl prompt in its effectg.
and quite as duraile. It ripens wheat earli
thereby in some se:sonw savil, It cro, especially o1
the late varieties, froi injlury ty rust.' *
J. L. ADKINS.
SNow IIILL, June 20th, 1806.
Messrs. .John . ?Reme & Co.:
I ued Pacific Guano-alongside of one of the most
popular Phosphates now in maiket, and take great
plensure in informing you of the result. 'Dhe cro
produced from it are far greater in quantity 11
better in quality, and at a lees cost than that of t
Phosphates. 'The Wheat, where I used Pacilf,
started earlier, and was therefore better prepared to
stand the winter. I applied fully one-idrd tnore of
the Phospiate than Pa ciic. I have been in he h lt
of using Peruvian Guano, but bhall use actil ID
future. I consider it equally as 6heap, even' a the
samne lie. It is certainly far ahead of. a
Pherphats note i es, at double (he presen 91 er
ton, for either wheat or corn. I shall continfo to use
it myse andl' take great pleasure in recommending
It to ot re. Youra, &c.
SNOW HILL, June 20th, 1800.
Messrs. John. S. Reew & Co.:
I used Pacific Guano, side by sie with Peruvian,
.on my wheat, and1( take great pleasure in informing
you of the result. I weighed $140 worth of each
anti applied it on two breadths of land exatltyeq
in size; the -difl'erence is decidedly in favor 'of i
Pacific, the plants ate at least ono-third tckrthe
heads larger, and tihe grain better in quality. iam
thloroughily convinced that it is the best and cheat
fertilizer mn use, and shall continue to use it in
preference to any other nowv in the market.
EDWARD A. RICHIARDSON.
CAToNBvIILLE, IIALTnroRn Co.,
Messrs. John 8. Reese & Co.: Jn 01,140
I was indiuced by your recomm'endiation to use
Pacifle Gulano last ,faf, en buckwheat andl rye. I
have used it tiiis spring on corn, potatoes and oats,
I have uzsed M * a P a a and nearly all other
Super Phosphates, but find the effects of Pacific
Guano very far superior. It is biy far the best ferti
lizer I have ever usedl. I prefer it to Perueian Guano
at the same coat per ton.
.Where Paceific Guano is used, the difference is
mtanifest 110t only in tlie larger growth anid vigor of
thle plant, but also In the' fno, healthy color. Its
efl'ets are truly remarkable.
WM 1. RICW E.
BAu Ant, August 24,1808.
J.42eese & 6'o.:
Jyery~uog i h sq hse:AhQ SolghIe,Pacelic Guano
is perfectly satshed, and say it is eqiual to Peruvian.