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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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3803. HORTICULTURE, Love of.—
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3803. HORTICULTURE, Love of.—

have often thought that if Heaven had given me
choice of my position and calling, it should
have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered,
and near a good market for the productions
of the garden. No occupation is so delightful
to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture
comparable to that of the garden. * * * Under a total want of demand except for our
family table, I am still devoted to the garden.
But though an old man, I am but a young
To C. W. Peale. Washington ed. vi, 6.