Extract from Thomas Jefferson to the Republicans of Georgetown

the principles on which we engaged, of which the charter of our independence is the record, were sanctioned by the laws of our being, and we but Obeyed them in pursuing undeviatingly the course they called for. it issued finally in that inestimable state of freedom which alone can ensure to man the enjoyment of his equal rights.

FC (DLC). Dateline below signature. Published in PTJRS, 1:34.
Thomas Jefferson
Georgetown, D.C., Republicans
Date Range
March 8, 1809
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