Extract from Thomas Jefferson to H. Tompkinson (Samuel Kercheval)

I do not think their [laws] amendment so difficult as is pretended. only lay down true principles, and adhere to them inflexibly. do not be frightened into their surrender by the alarms of the timid, or the croakings of wealth agains the ascendancy of the people.

PoC (DLC); at foot of first page in TJ’s hand: “H. Tompkinson, esq. a pseudonomy for Samuel Kerchival.” Published in PTJRS, 10:220–8.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Samuel Kercheval
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Date
July 12, 1816
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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