Extract from Thomas Jefferson’s Hints to Americans Travelling in Europe

Objects of attention for an American ... lighter mechanical arts and manufactures. some of these will be worth a superficial view. but circumstances rendering it impossible that America should become a manufacturing country during the time of any man now living, it would be a waste of attention to examine these minutely.

PrC (DLC: Shippen Family Papers). Published in PTJ, 13:269.
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June 19, 1788
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