Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Hawkins

“… I consider the biness of hunting as already become insufficient to furnish clothing and subsistence to the Indians. The promotion of agriculture, therefore, and hoehold manufacture, are essential in their preservation, and I am disposed to aid and encourage it liberally.

to Benjamin Hawkins (an American planter, statesman, and Indian agent . He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a Senator from North Carolina,) Feb. 18, 1803

 

 


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