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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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2881. FARMERS, Barter and.—
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2881. FARMERS, Barter and.—

The truth
is that farmers, as we all are, have no
command of money. Our necessaries are all
supplied, either from our farms, or a neighboring
store. Our produce, at the end of the
year, is delivered to the merchant, and thus
the business of the year is done by barter,
without the intervention of scarcely a dollar;
and thus, also, we live with a plenty of everything
except money.—
To William Duane. Washington ed. v, 576. Ford ed., ix, 312.
(M. 1811)