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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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7509. REVOLUTION (French), Famine and.—[further continued].
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7509. REVOLUTION (French), Famine and.—[further continued].

The want of bread had
been foreseen for some time past, and M. de
Montmorin had desired me to notify it in
America, and that, in addition to the market
price, a premium should be given on what
should be brought from the United States. Notice was accordingly given, and produced considerable
supplies. Subsequent information
made the importations from America, during the
months of March, April and May, into the
Atlantic ports of France, amount to about
twenty-one thousand barrels of flour, besides
what went to other ports, and in other months;
while our supplies to their West Indian islands
relieved them also from that drain. This distress
for bread continued till July.—
Autobiography. Washington ed. i, 89. Ford ed., i, 123.