Topic: Agriculture & Farming

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Jefferson to John Jay

In this letter to John Jay, Jefferson discussed the economy of the newly independent American republic. He believed that, with plentiful land and markets for their produce, Americans...
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 22,

Jefferson recorded the birth four slaves along with one death, that of "Frank, Mingo's wife at Elk Hill".
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 24

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Roll of the negroes taken in 1783," page 24, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society....
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 25, Negroes alienated from 1784 – 1794, inclusive

Jefferson lists the names of all the slaves he sold or gave as gives from 1784-1794.
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 29

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Births, Deaths Etc. from 1779 to 1781. inclusive. Deaths. Etc." page 29, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts. ...
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 30

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Roll of negroes Nov. 1794. and where to be settled for the year 1795," page 30, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection...
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 39

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Distribution of blankets. . ." page 39, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society.  ...
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 41

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Distribution of clothes for Dec. 1794," page 41, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society....
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 46

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "June 18," page 46, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society....
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 50, Bread Lists for 1796.

A list of bread rations for the slaves and free workmen at Monticello.