Extracts from Thomas Jefferson to Jean Nicolas Démeunier

I now employ a dozen little boys from 10. to 16. years of age, overlooking all the details of their business myself and drawing from it a profit on which I can get along till I can put my farms into a course of yeilding profit. my new trade of nail-making is to me in this country what an additional title of nobility, or the ensigns of a new order are in Europe.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 28:340–2.
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April 29, 1795
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