Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry

the man who loves his country on it’s own account, and not merely for it’s trappings of interest or power, can never be divorced from it: can never refuse to come forward when he finds that she is engaged in dangers which he has the means of warding off.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 29:449.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Elbridge Gerry
Date Range
Date
June 21, 1797
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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