Henry Livingston, Jr.
1791 New-York Magazine; or Literary Repository

A.B.'s comment on oxen seems connected to an article by Henry.

Van Deusen-Kosinski Collection

New-York Magazine; or, Literary Repository
October, 1791, p.581


Messrs. Swords,

Please to publish the following in your entertaining and useful Magazine, and oblige your most humble servant,

The Tipling Mouse.

IN the Christian's, Scholar's, and Farmer's Magazine, vol. i. page 652, oxen are recommended in husbandry, but instead of the yoke in common practice, it is advised to use harness.

I with some of your readers would describe through the channel of your Magazine, the harness so recommended, and the reason wherefore it is considered as of more utility than the yoke.
A Dutchess County Farmer
24th Sept. 1791.

A.B. must be someone associated with Henry, if not Henry himself. The poem labeled A.B. appears immediately above one by R. And the oxen of this comment appear in Henry's article on how to reward successful horsethieves.

"And lastly whereas, divers propositions and remarks have appeared in almanacks and other profound compositions proving irreflagably, that the practice of making oxen subservient to all the purposes of agriculture ought to be preferred to the general use of horses:"


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