Extract from Thomas Jefferson to “Henry 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). Published in PTJRS, 10:220–8.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Samuel Kercheval
Date Range
Date
July 12, 1816
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Quote Category