An address delivered before the Florida Fruit Growers Association, at Jacksonville, January 20, 1875, by Ex-Chief Justice Charles H. DuPont of the Supreme Court of Florida, and taken from the Proceedings of that meeting. It is now believed that in the history of a people a record of the lives of the people themselves is of greater import than that of those in authority. The facts regarding early tobacco growing in Florida are now generally unknown, but of greater importance is the record of Judge Dupont’s observations extending over a period of forty years on “the influence of tobacco culture upon the moral and intellectual status of the population” of Gadsden County.
Dupont, Charles H.
"History of the Introduction and Culture of Cuba Tobacco in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 6:
3, Article 5.
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