Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Bancroft

as far as I can judge from the experiments which have been made, to give liberty to, or rather, to abandon persons whose habits have been formed in slavery is like abandoning children.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 14:492–94.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Edward Bancroft
Date Range
Date
January 26, 1789
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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