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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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3256. FREE TRADE, France and.—
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3256. FREE TRADE, France and.—

Merchandise received [in France] from the
other nations of Europe takes employment
from the poor of France; ours gives it.
Their's is brought in the last stage of manu


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facture; ours in the first. We bring our tobaccos
to be manufactured into snuff, our flax
and hemp into linen and cordage, our furs
into hats, skins into saddlery, shoes and
clothing. We take nothing till it has received
the last hand. [203]
To Count de Montmorin. Washington ed. ii, 173. Ford ed., iv, 400.
(P. 1787)


Jefferson was arguing in favor of the free importation
of American productions into France.—Editor.