Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Willard

we have spent the prime of our lives in procuring them the precious blessing of liberty. let them spend theirs in shewing that it is the great parent of science & of virtue; and that a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 14:697–99.
Thomas Jefferson
Joseph Willard
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March 24, 1789
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