Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington

good husbandry with us consists in abandoning Indian corn, & tobacco, tending small grain, some red clover, fallowing, & endeavoring to have, while the lands are at rest, a spontaneous cover of white clover. I do not present this as a culture judicious in itself, but as good in comparison with what most people there pursue.

RC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 26:397.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
George Washington
Date Range
Date
June 28, 1793
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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