Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Jay Marsh

convinced that all manufactures carried on on private account are so much more economically conducted than by the public, that whatsoever can be found at market can be cheaper bought there than manufactured by the public, we undertake no manufactures of any thing which can be got at market. small arms are the only exception to this rule.

RC (ViW). PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Jay Marsh
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Date
March 4, 1806
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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