Extract from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams

before the establishment of the American states, nothing was known to History but the Man of the old world, crouded within limits either small or overcharged, and steeped in the vices which that situation generates.

RC (MHi). Published in PTJRS, 6:562–8.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
John Adams
Date Range
Date
October 28, 1813
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson