Mason is being introduced to the cotton gin, a new invention.
Mason walked into his friend's, field and found this strange object. He wonders what it is.
Adam comes and explains to him that it is a cotton gin. It is used to remove cotton seeds more efficiently and easier. He also explained that this created a need for more slaves because more cotton was needed.
Adam calls Pete to bring him the cotton he has picked to show Mason how it works. Mason is mesmerized at how well it works. He is thinking of buying one for his plantation.