Extract from Thomas Jefferson to George Wythe

I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowlege among the people. no other sure foundation can be devised for the preservation of freedom, and happiness.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 10:243–45.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
George Wythe
Date Range
Date
August 13, 1786
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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