Re: [WarOf1812] tobacco
- In a recent discussion on this list about cigars/tobacco being present in
Upper Canada, I have found some information. In 1822 (a few years after
the war) John McGregor and William Chrysler of Kent county, had crops of
tobacco that produced as much as 2000 pounds per acre. There was also a
duty on leaf tobacco inported from the US.
The article does not say anything about tobacco being produced in Kent
during 1812-1814, but the soil conditions and weather were favourable for
tobacco as well as a market for it.