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Agriculture is beyond all doubt the foundation of every other art, business and profession; and it has been the ideal policy of every wise and prudent people to encourage it to the utmost. I call it ideal policy, since it has not met with that care and attention its worth requires; the great political management in states where agriculture and manufactures are both encouraged, is to attend both but see the latter doth not preponderate. To ask one question will be immediately entering on the Subject; Is there any profession or business which ought to be advanced to the height it is capable of, before others are encouraged which draw off the working hands from the former? the answer is plain, agriculture that greatest of all manufactures, ought to flourish to the full cultivation of the land, before what we commonly call manufactures take place as articles of trade and commerce. And after cultivation is at its height, those manufactures [[unclear]] to be encouraged which work upon materials of our own growth; and last of all [[catchword]] those [[/catchword]]