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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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569. ARTISANS, Americans as.—

we have land to labor, let us never wish to
see our citizens occupied at a work-bench, or
twirling a distaff. Carpenters, masons, and
smiths, are wanting in husbandry; but for
the general operations of manufacture, let
our workshops remain in Europe.—
Notes on Virginia. Washington ed. viii, 405. Ford ed., iii, 269.