Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Jay

cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. they are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, & they are tied to their country & wedded to it’s liberty & interests by the most lasting bands.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 8:426–28.
John Jay
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August 23, 1785
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