Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles P. De Lasteyrie

we could, in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe: not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good. yet I have ever observed to my countrymen who think it’s introduction important, that a labourer cultivating wheat, rice, tobacco or cotton here, will be able, with the proceeds, to purchase double the quantity of the wine he would make.

PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Charles P. De Lasteyrie
Date Range
Date
July 15, 1808
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson