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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Volney, 9 Dec. 1795 [Quote]

our citizens are divided into two political sects. one which fears the people most, the other the government. you will readily judge in which of these the people themselves are. for my part I have no fear of a people, well-informed, easy in their circumstances, dispersed over their farms, &...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Volney, 9 Apr. 1797 [Quote]

I have been in the enjoiment of our delicious spring. the soft genial temperature of the season, just above the want of fire, enlivened by the reanimation of birds, flowers, the fields, forests & gardens, has been truly delightful & continues to be so ... indeed my experience of the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Lithgow, 4 Jan. 1805 [Quote]

mr Duane informed me that he meant to publish a new edition of the Notes on Virginia ... I should in that case certainly qualify severel expressions in the 19th chapter which have been construed differently from what they were intended. I had under my eye, when writing, the manufacturers of the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Count de Volney, 8 Feb. 1805 [Quote]

in no case perhaps does habit attach our choice or judgment more than in climate. the Canadian glows with delight in his sleigh & snow, the very idea of which gives me the shivers. the comparison of climate between Europe & N. America, taking together it’s corresponding parts, hangs...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to David Williams, 14 Nov. 1803 [Quote]

altho’ we have, in the old countries of Europe, the lesson of their experience, to warn us, yet I am not satisfied we shall have the firmness & wisdom to profit by it. the general desire of men to live by their heads rather than their hands, & the strong allurements of great cities to...