Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

In short I must confide in you to take such care of the men under you as an economical householder would of his own family, doing every thing within himself as far as he can, and calling for as few supplies as possible. The less you depend for supplies from this quarter, the less you will be disappointed.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Letter, January 29, 1780, to George Rogers Clark. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 3, p. 275, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).
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