Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia

Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.

[Query XIX, “Manufactures”]

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Thomas Jefferson
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January 1, 1782 to December 31, 1782
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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