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1840 Census with a chuckle
The census taker of an adjoining county called called at the house of one of the sovereigns, and asked the usual questions about soap, chickens, Sus.; the countryman had all his fowls drove up into the yard, and while they were counting them, he saw the census taker cast his eye at some bee-hives bee-hives bee-hives close by, when he stammered out: "See here, Mr. Sense man, if you want to know bow' many bees I've rot, you may go and count them, for 111 be if I do Huntingdon Advertiser. . it