Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Anthony Dey, 8 December 1821

Monto Dec. 8. 21.

I thank you, Sir, for the informn you are so kind as to give me of the invention for breaking & dressing flax & hemp. it is a great invention and will tend to restore those plants to a rivalship again with cotton, the facility of whose manipuln had promised to bring it into almost exclusive use. I presume the public paper will soon inform us of the cost & means of procuring the machine for common use. accept my respectful salutns.

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