Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Alexis Marie Rochon

I am glad to learn that you are shewing us the way to supply ourselves with some of the most necessary tropical productions, and that the bette-rave, which we can all raise, promises to supplant the cane particularly, and to silence the demand for the inhuman species of labour employed in it’s culture & manipulation.

PoC (ViW: TC-JP). Published in PTRJS, 7:54.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Alexis Marie Rochon
Date Range
Date
December 14, 1813
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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