Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry

I have been happy however in believing ... that whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our union, the last anchor of our hope, & that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 29:361–6.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Elbridge Gerry
Date Range
Date
May 13, 1797
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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