His wealth steadily increases, as does the size of his family, and he becomes a middling farmer. A middling farmer would have been a landowner able to vote but just below the two percent gentry ruling class. With increasing wealth, he buys a carriage so he and his family can travel to the local parish church on Sunday and to Williamsburg for court sessions and election days. This purchase requires the stable be enlarged with a shed addition and tack room to accommodate the carriage.
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