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Agriculture is the foundation of every other art, business or profession, it is the chief attention of every wise State to see that this and manufactures are proportionally encouraged but the preponderance ought to be in favour of the former. Agriculture ought to flourish to the full cultivation of the land before Manufactures take place or articles of Trade and Commerce; and when cultivation is at its height, those Manufactures ought previously to be encouraged [[unclear]] of materials of our own growth, and last of all those of foreign Countries.