Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes

I know no error more consuming to an estate than that of stocking farms with men almost exclusively. I consider a woman who brings a child every two years as more profitable than the best man of the farm. what she produces is an addition to the capital, while his labors disappear in mere consumption.

RC (ViU: Thomas Jefferson Collection).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
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Date
June 30, 1820
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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