Extract from Thomas Jefferson to the New Haven Merchants

Of the various Executive duties, no one excites more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow citizens in the hands of honest men, with understandings sufficient for their station. no duty at the same time, is more difficult to fulfill.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 34:554.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
New Haven Merchants
Date Range
Date
July 12, 1801
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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