Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Burwell

female education ... has occupied my attention so far only as the education of my own daughters ... I thought it essential to give them a solid education which might enable them, when become mothers, to educate their own daughters, and even to direct the course for sons, should their fathers be lost, be incapable, or inattentive.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Nathaniel Burwell
Date Range
Date
March 14, 1818
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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