Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas H. Brantingham, 21 January 1806

Washington Jan. 21. 06


The United States are not in the practice of engaging in any manufactures but those of arms, within which description that of white lead, proposed by you, does not fall. they have lately come to the possession of the lead mines of Louisiana, the most valuable probably in the world: but how they will be employed has not yet been decided by Congress. Accept my respects

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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