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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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8459. TOBACCO, Monopoly in France.—[further continued] .
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8459. TOBACCO, Monopoly in France.—[further continued] .

During the former government
of France (the monarchy), our tobacco
was under a monopoly, but paid no duties.
* * * The first National Assembly * * * emancipated tobacco from its monopoly, but
subjected it to duties of eighteen livres, fifteen
sous the quintal, carried in their own vessels,
and five livres carried in ours—a difference
more than equal to the freight of the article.—
Foreign Commerce Report. Washington ed. vii, 640. Ford ed., vi, 474.
(Dec. 1793)

See Monopoly.