Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Rutledge

we can surely boast of having set the world a beautiful example of a government reformed by reason alone without bloodshed. But the world is too far oppressed to profit of the example.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 13:377–79.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Edward Rutledge
Date Range
Date
July 18, 1788
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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