Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793)

I have always believed it better to be settled on a small farm, just sufficient to furnish the table, and to leave one’s principal plantations free to pursue the single object of cropping without interruption.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 17:274–6.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1793)
Date Range
Date
July 25, 1790
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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