Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Carmichael

I considered the British as our natural enemies, and as the only nation on earth who wished us ill from the bottom of their souls. and I am satisfied that were our continent to be swallowed up by the ocean, Great Britain would be in a bonfire from one end to the other.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 12:424–5.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
William Carmichael
Date Range
Date
December 15, 1787
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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