As You Adopt, So Shall Ye Reap
The Valley Farmer (St. Louis, Missouri). May 1864, vol. xvi, no. 5).
This is a nice western agricultural periodical in its original wrappers. This issue was edited by Norman J. Colman who was later the first U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He purchased the failing periodical in 1855 and made it very successful promoting modern agricultural techniques. This issue also has a bookplate of Clark Brown of Union, Missouri inside the front wrapper.