by Thomas Jefferson
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build the Negro houses near together that the fewer nurses may serve
& that the children may be more easily attended to by the super-
children till 10. years old to serve as nurses.
from 10. to 16. the boys make nails, the girls spin.
at 16. go into the ground or learn trades.
a barrel of flour yields 17. pecks of flour, & the labourers prefer recieving 1. peck
of flour to 1 1/2 peck of Indian meal.
a barrel of fish, costing 7.D. goes as far with the laborers as 200. lb of pork 14. D.
a side of upper leather & a side of soal make 6. pr shoes, & take 1/2 lb thread, so
that a hide & 1. lb of thread shoe 6. negroes.
worth of a pair of shoes. upper leather 3/ soal leather 1 1/2 lb 3/
thread 6 d. making 2/