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Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Coppinger, 25 Apr. 1815 [Quote]

I am lately become a brewer for family use, having had the benefit of instruction to one of my people but by an English brewer of the first order. I had noted the advertisement of your book in which the process of malting corn was promised & had engaged a bookseller to send it to me as soon...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George Fleming, 29 Dec. 1815 [Quote]

I presume, like the rest of us in the country, you are in the habit of houshold manufacture, and that you will not, like too many, abandon it on the return of peace, to enrich our late enemy, and to nourish foreign agents in our bosom, whose baneful influence & intrigues cost us so much...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 6 Jan. 1816 [Quote]

if a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be. the functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty & property of their constituents. there is no safe deposit for these but with the...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 2 Apr. 1816 [Quote]

I would strongly recommend to their consideration, instead of one immense building, to have a small one for every professorship, arranged at proper distances around a square, or rather three sides of a square, to admit extension, connected by a piazza so that they may go dry from one school to...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 5 May 1816 [Quote]

tranquility is the softest pillow for the head of old age; and the good will of those around us the sweetest soother of our repose. in this state of being, seasoned by occasional communications with my friends, I shall pass willingly to that eternal sleep which, whether with, or without, dreams,...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 21 May 1816 [Quote]

while you endeavor, by a good store of learning, to prepare yourself to become an useful and distinguished member of your country you must remember that this can never be, without uniting merit with your learning. honesty, disinterestedness, and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 12 July 1816 [Quote]

I am not among those who fear the people. they and not the rich, are our dependance for continued freedom. and to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt ... if we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our...

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 12 July 1816 [Quote]

Some men look at Constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, & deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. they ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well: I belonged to it,...