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40 Acres and A Mule
In Response To: 40 acres & a mule ()

Slogan that originated as a result of U.S. Army General William T. Sherman's Special Field Order #15 (January 16, 1865) providing that every ex-slave family receive 40 acres of farmland.

Former slaves were later lent army mules to facilitate plowing.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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