Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Tadeusz Kosciuszko

my houshold manufactures are just getting into operation on the scale of a Carding machine ... which may be worked by a girle of 12. years old, a Spinning machine ... carrying 6. spindles for wool, to be worked by a girl also, another ... carrying 12. spindles for cotton, & a loom, with a flying shuttle, weaving it’s 20. yards a day.

PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 5:187.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Date Range
Date
June 28, 1812
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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