Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington

I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. they may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. the people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 11:48–50.
Recipient
Edward Carrington
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Date
January 16, 1787
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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