I'm guessing he is describing the lay of the land. Mollattoe is probably
really mulatto, meaning half breed. And mixt really meaning mixed, he is
probably discussing the types of trees on the land. So some are oak and
hickory "mixed". Some must have cross pollinated, or how ever trees do it.
So it is probably described as "Mulatto Land" because of the wide variety of
trees on it. My guess anyway.
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