Extract of Thomas Jefferson to the New York State Legislature

our duty to ourselves to posterity & to mankind call on us by every motive which is sacred or honorable, to watch over the safety of our beloved country, during the troubles which agitate & convulse the residue of the world, & to sacrifice to that all personal & local considerations.

RC (N-Ar: New York Legislature, Correspondence and Legislative Action Files). PoC (DLC). Published in PTJRS, 1:125.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
New York State Legislature
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Date
April 12, 1809
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Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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