Be it remembered that the following is a true copy of the evidence of Francis [?] taken by Judge R. R. Reid in the matter of the claim on losses in 1812-13. Filed by john Rodman [?] of Robert McHardy, dec,d.
Francis Pellicien W.
Knew McHardy who was a faithful parish subject; he lived about 44 miles south of St. Augustine in 1812, when, the Revolution began; He worked about 21 hands and he planted about 4 acres of cotton to the hand which produced about 15'0 lbs of clean sea island cotton to the acre. This was the common crop of that place. He planted about 8 acres of corn to the hand which produced about 15' or 16' bushels to the acre. 20 acres were planted in potatoes and produced 180 or 210 bushels to the acre. Peas were planted among his corn and produced 10 or 12 bushels to the acre. On the premises was a dwelling house worth 1,200 dollars. 210 by 30 feet a story and a half- with piazzas, it had a palmetto roof but was a framed house, was neither painted sashed nor glazed. There was down stairs a dining room best room and two shed rooms in only one apartment above stairs. This building